Orbea Orca Aero M21eLTD Carbon Road Bike 2022 - Borealis Blue
LONG LIVE ORCA AERO
It's hard to beat the sensation of power that comes from a great aero bike. What rider is ambivalent about a machine that is designed to give back free watts? Is there a competitor who doesn't grasp every last advantage in the battle for speed? Orca Aero delivers these prizes – along with the willingness to to go all-out, all day, without hesitation. Long live the bike that balances the emotional and rational desires inside each of us – Long live Orca Aero.
Historically, considering only the three design factors of aerodynamics, stiffness and weight rarely yeilds dramatic improvement. Big gains in one area always compromise one or both of the others. The key to building the best aero road bike is finding the balance of these targets, and identifying additional performance factors that allow the rider to increase efficiency.
Aligning the frame with the airflow, optimizing cross-sections, smoothing transitions and myriad other improvements mean a big reduction in drag. Slipping effortlessly through the air, that instant feedback of a world-class aero bike. There is no better feeling.
The large majority of torsional and lateral loads are handled by the lower spine of the frame. A frame which is stiff in the right places means direct power transmission to the rear wheel.
One of the most important points to consider when determining geometry is that the bike must be easy to ride. Going fast isn’t just a by product of good aerodynamics, it requires precise control over the bike.
Our all new OC Cockpit has been designed for a perfect balance of aerodynamics, stiffness to weight and ergonomics.
- Full Carbon Frame & Fork
- SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x12 Drivetrain
- SRAM Force Hydraulic Disc Brakes
- Vision 40 SC Disc Carbon Wheelset
|Frame||Orbea Orca Aero Carbon OMX disc, monocoque construction, HS 1,5", BB 386, powermeter compatible, Thru Axle 12mm x 142mm rear, thread M12x2 P1, Speed release compatible, internal cable routing, EC/DC compatible.|
|Fork||Orbea Orca Aero OMX ICR, full carbon, 1-1/8" - 1,5" tappered head tube compatible, Thru axle 12x100mm, thread M12x2 P1, Speed release compatible dropout|
|Shifters||SRAM Force eTap AXS|
|Derailleur (Front)||SRAM Force eTap AXS|
|Derailleur (Rear)||SRAM Force eTap AXS|
|Brakes||SRAM Force eTap AXS HRD|
|Crankset||SRAM Force Dub 35x48t|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1270 10-28t 12-Speed|
|Chain||SRAM Force 12-Speed|
|Hub Front||Vision 40 SC Disc CL|
|Hub Rear||Vision 40 SC Disc CL|
|Rims||Vision 40 SC Disc Carbon TLR|
|Tyres||Vittoria Rubino Pro IV G2.0 TLR 700x25c|
|Handlebar||OC RA10 Road Aero Carbon, Reach 80, Drop 125, Flare 5, w/Di2 hole|
|Stem||OC RP10 Road Performance ICR, -8º, IFC02 Computer mount interface|
|Headset||FSA 1-1/2" Integrated Aluminium Cup|
|Saddle||Prologo Dimension T4.0 size143 mm|
|Seatpost||Orbea Orca Aero OMX, SB0/25, w/Micro tilt adjustment|
|Pedal||Pedals not included with this bike but can be purchase separately here|
|Number of Gears||24|
Ready to rideEvery bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes.
This process has a lead time of 5-7 working days. Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals - rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
Making sure you are homeOnce fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
Taking DeliveryAny mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
First ServiceAfter a few weeks of riding (we recommend around 6-8 weeks, regardless of how much the bike has been used), a new bike will need a service to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase, after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic.
It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of your bicycle. If you’re local to us, we’re able to offer this first service free of charge* at our Newcastle store (NE1 6JE). You’ll just need to call our workshop on 0191 917 3825 to book your service in, and don’t forget to bring your proof of purchase when you drop the bike off with us.
If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to ensure a first service is carried out at a trusted bike shop local to you, preferably by a Cytech certified mechanic. Start Fitness are unfortunately not able to cover any costs associated with this service if carried out by another store.
*Please note that this complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories. All bikes should be delivered to us in a clean and serviceable condition, or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable.
Bike ServicingBicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.
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