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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    The new Orbea Gain road e-bike doesn't look like an e-bike. Add Orbea to the growing list of bike manufacturers making the push into the electric-assist market. But unlike most of the North American e-bike marketing efforts we've seen thus far, the Spanish company's pitch this time is geared...
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    The Orbea Terra is billed as an all-road bike capable of tackling just about anything. N+1 (alternatively expressed as S-1) is a shorthand way of expressing every cyclist's desire to own just one more bike. You know, that one other bike that would perfectly fill some niche within a niche. While...
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    The new Orbea Orca is a no-excuses elite level race bike, pure and simple. Spanish brand Orbea has just announced their all new Orca, a pure race bike with a carbon monocoque frame that is available in disc brake and caliper brake versions. Designed for the elite level racer, Orbea makes it...
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    Weight and components have definitely changed, but does that mean faster? (click to enlarge) No doubt the humble bicycle has undergone massive technological change in the last couple decades. But has all that carbon fiber and electronic componentry actually made bikes faster? The gang from the...
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    The revamped frame is claimed to be 20 percent lighter and 24 percent stiffer. Luz Ardiden. Alpe d'Huez. Empire. Mortirolo. Flagstaff. Marmolada. Hautacam. La Pandera. Galibier. Angrilu. La Linea. Navacerrada. The emotion is inescapable - these names incite passion and memories of heroic...
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    This Bianchi beauty was our favorite from an intriguing crop of 2016 road bikes. The prevailing trend in road bikes? Choice. There is literally something for everyone in the latest crop of new roadsters hitting bike shop floors (and internet showrooms) right now. Frame geometry options range...
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    Orbea worked directly with specialists at Mondragon University in Spain's Basque Country to analyze and test aerodynamic concepts (click to enlarge).
 With a host of new features such as seat tube storage, a BB386 bottom bracket, and an aero-enhancing oval seat post that includes two clamps...
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    In the spirit of Black Friday, Orbea is rolling out a new stealthy black color option for its top-flight line of Orca race bikes. The new color is available as a frameset or with a variety of complete bike builds. You can see full spec and pricing below. The black bike will be available...
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    The new disc-equipped Orbea Avant road bike. Spanish bike maker Orbea unveiled its all new Avant line and previewed updates to its flagship Orca on the first day of Bike PressCamp 2013 on Tuesday in Deer Valley, Utah. The Orca updates are embargoed until June 28, the eve of the Tour de France...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    The Onix returns to Orbea's road lineup in 2013 after a two year absence, with the Onix TPX. Designed as an endurance road bike, the Onix utilizes much of the same technology found on Orbea's Orca race bikes. The engineers at Orbea started with an Orca and tweaked the geometry, making a slight...
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    [youtube width="600" height="361"]httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T02Pqapb5As Orbea's Ordu was riden by Andrew Starykowicz earlier this month to victory at Ironman Florida, where he not only won the race but set a world record for an Ironman bike split at 4:04:39. Check out this video where...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Developed slowly, to go fast is the moniker of Orbea's new flagship time trial bike, the Ordu. How slowly you ask? Almost 4 years! According to Orbea, "The Ordu has been the most dominant bicycle in professional triathlon. It has been on the top step of the podium at nearly every major every...
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    Recently we got to test ride the Orbea Orca in San Sebastain Spain, headquarters to the Orbea factory. Why not test ride a bike that was designed for the Euskaltel-Euskadi road team and the infamous Pyrenees. Sami Sanchez won the Olympic road race on it. We connected with Borja a local tour...
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    Orbea recently launched their new 2011 Orbea Orca Gold to a huge audience at one of the biggest gran fondo events in Spain. We finally got to see it in person today in Park City, Utah, and it looks impressive. They've taken all their knowledge and technology from carbon fiber manufacturing and...
  15. 2008 Orbea Orca

    My 2008 Orbea Orca Full SRAM Red FSA Carbon Stem FSA Carbon Bars Zipp 404's
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