2019 Orbea Ordu M20 Bike
Anyone who is trying to get the most out of their races and improve times and performance will often face a big decision regarding just how much some aero solutions are worth in the long run. With the Orbea Ordu OME time trial and triathlon bike, you can get a pro-level setup at a reasonable price and watch your race times tumble.
The Ordu OME offers all the great design innovations and aspects that make the OMP version of the Ordu so effective and efficient in the pro ranks, but Orbea uses a slightly heavier grade of carbon to save on expense while adding just a touch of extra weight. Nothing in the durability has been sacrificed, though. This is a monocoque carbon frame that has been designed to offer the greatest amount of aero advantage in the widest variability of yaw angles. That means that it’s not just aero into a head wind, but has been designed to cut through winds at all angles.
Orbea has managed to do this by engaging the research team at the Mondragon University in the Basque country to help reshape and refine their tube shapes. They effectively have tweaked an airfoil design so that it would improve performance, particularly at higher yaw angles. Cross winds can be the undoing of a bike frame or wheels that have been designed to work in headwinds. The Ordu has been shaped so that it will remain stable and aero even in the most aggressive side winds, like what you are apt to deal with in Hawaii.
Meanwhile, they have also taken a hard look at how the fork functioned on previous iterations of the Ordu, and discovered that they were sacrificing a lot of speed there since there was a lot of drag and air turbulence caused around the wheel and fork. To mitigate this issue, their Freeflow design bows the fork legs out away from the rim and wheel. That smooths-out the airflow at the front of the bike. It seems a small matter, but when you think about how important that frontal area is when trying to slice through the wind, it will definitely save you watts and seconds, and will have the added advantage of stabilizing the handling. Tapering off the middle of the headtube also makes a small but important improvement in aerodynamics. Reducing 10% of the material saves weight and enhances aerodynamics.
UCI compliant, the Ordu OME can be used either for triathlons or UCI sanctioned races. Orbea has been careful to give is a multisport geometry which will allow you to fine-tune and refine your position according to the type of racing and training you intend to do on it. This is possible because they have calculated a linear progression between sizes, and designed a seatpost that offers an almost unlimited number of seat positions and adjustments.
The Orbea Ordu OME is available three specific complete bike builds, that will give you a variety of options according to the type of components you want and the price point you want to stick to. In all setups, it will offer excellent performance and comfortable positions. You will quickly learn just how much power you can put out in the right conditions.
Frame: Ordu OME carbon monocoque
Fork: Ordu OME carbon fork, aluminum steerer, 1 1/8” head tube
Headset: FSA 1 1/8” integrated carbon cup
Brakes: Shimano 105 R7000
Brake Levers: VisionTrimax Aero alloy
Shifters: Shimano bar end SL-BSR1
Crank: FSA Gossamer Pro 36x52T
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Cassette: Shimano 105 R7000 11-28T (12-25T optional)
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Chain: FSA Team Issue
Wheelset: Vision Team 30 comp clincher
Tires: Vittoria Rubino 23c 60TPI G+
Handlebar: Vision Trimax alloy
Extension: Vision Trimax alloy clip-on 31.8 x230-290mm J-bend
Handlebar Tape: Black anti-slippery/shockproof bar tape
Stem: Orbea OC-III
Seatpost: Orbea Ordu OME
Saddle: Prologo Zero Tri T2.0
Sizes: 52cm XS | 55cm SM | 57.5cm MD | 61cm LG |
Colors: Black Gray Orange, Black Red
*Specs are subject to change. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.