The 2024 Orbea Orca M31eLTD PWR Road Bike isn’t just light it's also rigid so you can dance your way to the top of climbs. The feeling of a bike this light and efficient is unbeatable, and this instant acceleration, vibration absorption and responsive handling come from a frame which knows where it needs to be light and where it needs to be stiff.
The Orbea Orca reflects Orbea's belief that bikes should look great and ride better. Orca’s minimal, timeless lines give it its distinctive style and cover some very modern technology. Rounder frame sections help reduce vibrations, saving energy on longer rides and offering you an advantage on that final climb. Wider clearance allows for tyres of up to 32mm- maximising traction and compliance.
The Orca M31eLTD PWR comes with SRAM Rival eTAP AXS electronic gearing with a built in power meter and Oquo Road Performance RP45LTD carbon wheels. As well as the standard colours it is available as a customisable MyO bike.
Road riders who want a classic looking lightweight bike for dancing up climbs, but who also want the latest tech, including electronic gearing, power meter and carbon 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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FRAME - Orbea Orca carbon OMX 2024, monocoque construction, HS 1,5", BB 386mm, powermeter compatible, Rear Thru Axle 12x142mm, thread M12x2 P1, internal cable routing.
FORK - Orbea Orca OMX ICR 2024, full carbon, 1-1/8" - 1,5" tappered head tube compatible, Thru axle 12x100mm, thread M12x2 P1.
HEADSET - FSA 1-1/2" Integrated Aluminium Cup
CRANKSET - SRAM Rival AXS Power Meter Dub 35x48t
SHIFTERS - SRAM Rival eTap AXS
CASSETTE - SRAM XG-1250 10-30t 12-Speed
REAR DERAILLEUR - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS
FRONT DERAILLEUR - SRAM Rival eTAP AXS
CHAIN - SRAM Rival 12-Speed
HANDLEBAR - OC Road Performance RP11 Carbon, Reach 80, Drop 125, w/Di2 hole
STEM - OC Road Performance RP10, -8º
BRAKES - SRAM Rival eTap AXS
ROTORS - 160mm Front /140mm Rear
WHEELS - Oquo Road Performance RP45LTD, carbon Mini Hook rim, 45mm profile, Zipp Cognition VS2 hub, 21mm internal width, Sapim CX-Ray spokes, 700C
TYRES - Vittoria Corsa N.Ext G2.0 Foldable 700x28c
FRONT WHEEL AXLE - Orbea Thru Axle 12x100mm M12x2 P1 Lite
REAR WHEEL AXLE - Orbea Thru Axle 12x142mm M12x2 P1 Lite
SEATPOST - OC Performance XP10-S Carbon, 27.2mm, Setback 20
SADDLE - Fizik Vento Antares R3 Kium Rail 140mm
BATTERY - SRAM eTap Powerpack
HANDLEBAR TAPE - Lyzard DSP 2.5mm
|Colours||MyO, Orange Cloud (Matt) - Stone Blue (Matt-Gloss), Tanzanite (Matt) - Carbon Raw (Matt)|
|Sizes||47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 60|
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