Orca

Orbea introduce new Orca race bike for 2015

Spanish manufacturer Orbea only introduced an updated Orca, their flagship race bike, this time last year, but for 2015 they have taken it back to the drawing board and given the model its most substantial update in its 10 year history. Reducing frame weight has been the main focus of the changes and they claim a 900g weight (53cm) for the carbon frame, as well as increased ride comfort and stiffness.

Just in: Orbea Orca B M10

It has been a few years since road.cc last tested an Obrea, but we’ve just got our hands on this £2,999 Orca B M10 with a brand new Shimano Ultegra Di2 11-speed groupset for testing.

Tour Tech 2013: Mikel Nieve’s Orbea Orca

Euskaltel-Euskadi rider Mikel Nieve, riding his first Tour de France, pulled on the red and white polka dot jersey after finishing third on stage 15, which finished atop Mont Ventoux. Nieve is actually only third in the climbing classification, behind Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana, but they’re wearing the yellow and white jersey respectively.

Tour Tech 2013: Orbea Orca gets lighter and more aero + video

Spanish manufacturer Orbea have updated their flagship Orca, which celebrates its 10th birthday this year, with a lighter frame, new fork, increased aerodynamics and with seven sizes based around stack and reach. Euskaltel-euskadi will be racing it in the Tour de France, we spotted the team preparing the bike ahead of the opening stage.

First look - Orbea Onix

After being suitably impressed with the 2009 Orca, we were interested to see what was happening further down the Orbea range, and they've obliged by sending us a brand-new-for-2009 Onix. Confusingly they're still making the old Onix too, which is branded as the Onix Vuelta – I guess there's still some tooling costs to recoup from last year!

See the Orbea Onix Gallery...

Orbea Orca Evo TDE 2009

Price: 
£4399.00

Stiff, light , good looking – and comfortable to ride, when the last incarnation of the Orca hit the streets back in 2006 I really liked it. This was one of the first bikes to demonstrate that the bike industry was really getting to grips with the possibilities carbon had to offer, and it sure was pretty too – which helps. So there's a lot riding on the 2009 makeover

See more pics of the Orbea Orca

Eurobike rides: Orbea Orca

Stiff, light , good looking – and comfortable to ride, when the last incarnation of the Orca hit the streets back in 2006 I really liked it. This was one of the first bikes to demonstrate that the bike industry was really getting to grips with the possibilities carbon had to offer, and it sure was pretty too – which helps. So there's a lot riding on the 2009 makeover. What's different? Essentially the frame is lighter and stiffer.

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