2019 Orbea Orca OMP
The great thing about bike companies that strive to find the absolute lightest, strongest, stiffest materials to use for their top, top drawer frames, inevitably that innovation and determination to make the best bikes possible will also pollinate all bikes in the lineup. So you can get an Orbea Orca OMP with the same great innovations and aggressive geometry as the OMR, but at a value for money that will make you feel very smart in your decision.
The OMP in the name is shorthand for Orbea Monocoque Performance. It indicates that this frame uses the same tube shaping process and aggressive geometry of the Orca OMR, but uses slightly less expensive carbon materials, which keeps the price lower. It doesn’t compromise on stiffness or responsiveness, but might be that touch heavier. But these days, how much is a few hundred grams worth to you in the overall picture? This is a pure racing machine, ready to let you pump out the watts in race winning attacks. That’s because this is a monocoque frame that makes expert use of the carbon fiber materials to keep the head tube, down tube, and chainstays super resistant to torsional pressures while the seat stays and top tube work to dampen the road chatter. The press fit 86mm bottom bracket holds the whole thing together, giving you the solid focal point from which to launch your attacks.
Determined to give the Orca OMP snappy handling that will work well in the middle of a kinetic pack, the Freeflow monocoque carbon fork will ensure a sharpness that will belie how comfortable it manages to make the ride. It works to absorb the vibrations before reverberating to your hands, while also providing one of the keys to the enhanced aerodynamics of this updated Orca OMP. Its bow-legged shape calms the airflow between the rotating wheels and the interior of the fork blade. And the full carbon tapered steerer tube will ensure the front end feels super solid.
Neat, weight saving touches like the carbon rear dropouts and the FSA 1-1/8 - 1-1/2" Integrated Carbon Cup ACB Bearings headset enhance the overall performance and indeed bling factor of the Orca OMP. Meanwhile, the 27.2mm diameter for the seat tube will make finding your ideal seatpost much easier, and things like internal cable routing for both mechanical and electronic groupsets will keep this machine looking slick no matter how you spec it out.
Hitting the road with the Orbea Orca OMP will give you the race-ready performance to feel confident on the start line, though it will be just as practical and comfortable for your daily training rides. Available in seven sizes, you can opt for the MyO customization if you want to go for some paint jobs that best express your personality.
Frame: OMP monocoque carbon
Fork: OMP full carbon fork, carbon steerer, carbon dropouts
Rear Stay: Carbon
Fork Axle: QR x 100mm
Headset Included: Yes, FSA integrated carbon cup ACB bearings
Steerer Tube: 1 1/8” - 1 1/2”
Bottom Bracket Type: BB86 Press Fit
Cable Routing: Internal, electric or mechanical compatible
Front Derailleur Mount: Braze-on
Front Derailleur Pull Type: Bottom pull
Front Derailleur Swing Type: Bottom swing
Wheel Size: 700c
Brake Type: Caliper
Seatpost Diameter: 27.2mm
Seatpost Included: No
Seat Collar Included: Yes
Rear Axle: QR x 130mm
Sizes: 47cm | 49cm | 51cm | 53cm | 55cm | 57cm | 60cm |
Colors: White Red, Graphite Black, Green Blue, Blue Red, Custom colors available
Weight: 1050g | 2.31lbs