2023 Orbea Orca M30i Road Bike

£2,879.20
Was £3,599.00

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The 2023 Orbea Orca M30i Road Bike is Orbea’s lightest and most capable race bike. Performance, technology and style have always been cornerstones of cycling. We may not compete but we love the feel of a racing bike. An Orca that is light, fast and beautiful.

The Orca M30i comes with a full carbon OMR frame and fork built around Orbea’s Orca Racing Geometry. Born from almost 100 years of designing road racing bikes and is the perfect balance of responsiveness and stability. The position is aggressive to maximize body aerodynamics and efficiency. Handling is precise and intuitive. Angles and dimensions are considered carefully across a range of sizes to put more power to the road with every pedal stroke, and more power means more speed. A shorter cockpit and higher handlebar maximize rider comfort – and more comfort means longer and faster rides.

The Orca M30i comes with the very latest Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed electronic gearing. This brings Di2 technology to a more affordable price point then ever before.

This bike is perfect for

Racers and recreational riders who want a fast, light and beautiful road bike. With the new 105 Di2 it’s also great value,

Key Features

  • OMR carbon frame and forks with race geometry
  • Shimano 105 Di2 12 speed gearing
  • Tubeless ready wheels

Guide To Road Bike Gears

If you are buying a road bike one of the big differences between models will be which gears they use. Most manufacturers will make the same bike, using the same frame but putting different gears and wheels on it. So for instance you can buy a Trek Domane AL 2 Disc with Shimano Claris gearing for £975 or get the Trek Domane AL 4 Disc with Tiagra gearing for £1625. They are fundamentally the same bike. One comes with the Shimano Tiagra gears and the other comes with Shimano Claris gears.

In most cases, the bottom of the range gears and top of the range gears will basically work in the same way. The big differences are in the quality of material used and the weight. Top of the range gears will be lighter and smoother to use.

One thing to watch out for when comparing bikes is whether the full groupset is being used. If you are buying a bike that has Shimano 105 gears on it. Shimano makes 105 brakes, gear levers, front and rear derailleurs, cranks, chainrings and bottom brackets. So basically all of the running gear on the bike. Some bike manufacturers will fit the full groupset, others will fit Shimano 105 front and rear derailleurs but use their own brakes and cranks to save a few pounds. So if you are comparing bikes be sure to check how much of the groupset the bike actually uses.


Read our Guide to Road Bike Gears

Road Bike Buying Guide

Nothing beats the feeling of effortless speed you get on a road bike. There are lots of reasons to ride a road bike, from the simple joy of it, to racing, long distance challenges, or café rides with friends. Whatever you want to do there will be road bike out there for you.

Men’s and Women’s road bikes

Nearly all manufacturers have stopped making dedicated men’s and women’s bikes. They are now all unisex. What you will see is that on smaller bikes, brands will often fit a wider saddle (generally more female friendly). On larger bikes they will often fit a narrower one (generally more male friendly).

Disc or rim brakes

It is getting increasingly hard to buy new bikes with rim brakes as the industry has almost exclusively switched to discs. The reasons for this are pretty simple. Disc brakes are much, much, more powerful than old rim brake systems so you can stop a lot more easily and safely. Disc brakes also allow much bigger tyres to be fitted which is more comfortable. Older disc brake systems did often suffer from rubbing and squeaking. While this hasn’t been completely fixed yet it is much less common on modern bikes with hydraulic brakes. Mechanical disc brakes can still take a bit of fettling to get them right so go for hydraulic if you can.

Read our full road bike buying guide

Who are Orbea?

Orbea pronounced Or-bay-ah is named after the brothers who founded the company in 1840. Initially, the company manufactured rifles and guns. The company has been making bikes since the early 1930s and winning Tour de France stages for just as long. All Orbea Bikes are assembled at the Orbea Factory based in the heart of the Basque country in Northern Spain or in their facility in Portugal.

Orbea does things a little differently from many of the big American bike brands. As the heart of Orbea's manufacturing is still in Spain and Portugal Orbea can offer much more customised service. This includes the ability to swap out colours and parts on most of their higher-end bikes to suit individual customers through their MyO program.

Although best known for their road bikes Orbea are increasingly making a name for themselves as a mountain bike brand.


Read More About Orbea Bikes

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Model ORCA M30i
Wheel Size 700
Gearing 2x12
Frame Orbea Orca carbon OMR Disc, monocoque construction, HS 1,5", BB 386mm, powermeter compatible, Rear Thru Axle 12x142mm, thread M12x2 P1, Speed release compatible dropout, Internal Cable Routing, EC/DC compatibl
Fork Orbea carbon fork 2021, aluminum steerer, 1-1/8" head tube
Headset Acros Alloy 1-1/2" Internal Cable Routing
Stem OC Road Performance RP21, -6º
Handlebar OC RP30-R Road Performance Riser, Reach 70, Drop 125, Rise 15, Flare 5º
Brakes Shimano R7170 Hydraulic Disc
Front Derailleur Shimano 105 Di2 R7150
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105 Di2 R7150
Shifters Shimano Di2 R7170
Cassette Shimano 105 R7100 11-34t 12-Speed
Chain KMC X12
Crankset Shimano 105 R7100 34x50t
Wheels Orbea R19 alloy TLR
Rear Hub Orbea Thru Axle 12x142mm M12x2 P1 Solid
Front Hub Orbea Thru Axle 12x100mm M12x2 P1 Solid
Tyres Vittoria Zafiro V Rigid bead 700x28c
Seatpost OC2 Carbon 27.2 Offset 20
Saddle Fizik Aliante R5
Colours Carbon Raw - Iridescent, Shark Grey, Sulfur Yellow- Night Black
Sizes 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 60
Brand Orbea
Model Year 2023
Barcodes 8434446241550, 8434446241567, 8434446241574, 8434446241581, 8434446241598, 8434446241604, 8434446241611, 8434446241628, 8434446241635, 8434446241642, 8434446241659, 8434446241666, 8434446241673, 8434446241680, 8434446241697, 8434446241703, 8434446241710, 8434446241727, 8434446241734, 8434446241741, 8434446241758
SKUs / Part Numbers N10847A1, N10847A2, N10847A3, N10849A1, N10849A2, N10849A3, N10851A1, N10851A2, N10851A3, N10853A1, N10853A2, N10853A3, N10855A1, N10855A2, N10855A3, N10857A1, N10857A2, N10857A3, N10860A1, N10860A2, N10860A3

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