2024 Orbea Orca M35i Road Bike


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The 2024 Orbea Orca M35i 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 M35i comes with Shimano 105 Di2 electronic gearing and Oquo Road Performance RP35TEAM carbon wheels. As well as the standard colours it is available as a customisable MyO bike.

This bike is perfect for

Road riders who want a classic looking lightweight bike for dancing up climbs, but who also want the latest tech, including electronic gearing and carbon wheels.

Key Features
  • Orbea OMR carbon frame weighing 1030 grams
  • Shimano 105 Di2 Electronic Gearing
  • Oquo RP35TEAM 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.

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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FRAME - Orbea Orca carbon OMR 2024, monocoque construction, HS 1,5", BB 386mm, powermeter compatible, Rear Thru Axle 12x142mm, thread M12x2 P1, internal cable routing.

FORK - Orbea Orca OMR 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 - Shimano 105 R7100 34x50t

SHIFTERS - Shimano Di2 R7170

CASSETTE - Shimano 105 R7100 11-34t 12-Speed

REAR DERAILLEUR - Shimano 105 Di2 R7150

FRONT DERAILLEUR - Shimano 105 Di2 R7150

CHAIN - Shimano M6100

HANDLEBAR - OC Road Performance RP31, Reach 80, Drop 125

STEM - OC Road Performance RP21, -6º

BRAKES - Shimano R7170 Hydraulic Disc

WHEELS - Oquo Road Performance RP35TEAM, carbon Mini Hook rim, 35mm profile, Zipp ZR1 hub, 21mm internal width, Sapim Sprint Oxi spokes, 700C

TYRES - Vittoria Corsa N.Ext G2.0 Foldable 700x28c

FRONT WHEEL AXLE - Orbea Thru Axle 12x100mm M12x2 P1 Hollow

REAR WHEEL AXLE - Orbea Thru Axle 12x142mm M12x2 P1 Hollow

SEATPOST - Carbon, 27.2mm, Setback 20

SADDLE - Fizik Aliante R5


Colours Ivory White-Burgundy (Gloss)-Vulcano (Matt), MyO, Slate Blue-Halo Silver (Matt, Vulcano-Black(Matt) Black(Gloss)
Sizes 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 60
Brand Orbea
Model Year 2024
Barcodes 8434446507618, 8434446507625, 8434446507632, 8434446507649, 8434446507656, 8434446507663, 8434446507670, 8434446507687, 8434446507694, 8434446507700, 8434446507717, 8434446507724, 8434446507731, 8434446507748, 8434446507755, 8434446507762, 8434446507779, 8434446507786, 8434446507793, 8434446507809, 8434446507816, 8434446662751, 8434446662768, 8434446662775, 8434446662782, 8434446662799, 8434446662805, 8434446662812
SKUs / Part Numbers R11047AJ, R11047AK, R11047AL, R11047CM, R11049AJ, R11049AK, R11049AL, R11049CM, R11051AJ, R11051AK, R11051AL, R11051CM, R11053AJ, R11053AK, R11053AL, R11053CM, R11055AJ, R11055AK, R11055AL, R11055CM, R11057AJ, R11057AK, R11057AL, R11057CM, R11060AJ, R11060AK, R11060AL, R11060CM

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