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wheelbuilder
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by wheelbuilder

A little surprised at the limited popularity of Orbea on this board. Really good frames in my opinion. Lively, descend well, accelerate well. Similar feel to Scott Addict. I know they have changed the shape, lay-ups, and Graphics of the Orca many times since 2014, but I still really like what they do.

Please post any vintage, any build level, any frame model......OMR/OMP/Aero.

Thanks guys, I love gazing at Orca's.

Here is mine.
2016 Orca OMR
Custom Paint
Sram Red etap
Bontrager Aeolus 3 carbon clinchers
Sworks Turbo Tires
Latex tubes
Ritchey WCS Carbon bars
Ritchey WCS Carbon seatpost no set-back
Ritchey WCS C220 stem 120mm
Chris King PF bottom bracket
FSA Superlight Aluminum race abbreviated Headset
Shimano Dura Ace 9000 pedals
Selle Italia Flite Kit Carbonio saddle
Campagnolo Skewers
ProLogo One Touch tape
K-edge Garmin mount
Garmin 520
Pro Saddle bag

6.9 KG 15.4 lbs as shown minus tools

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wheelbuilder
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by wheelbuilder

Ooops! This should have been in the catch-all forum. Sorry bout' that. Will a mod move it please?

reedplayer
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by reedplayer

wheelbuilder wrote:A little surprised at the limited popularity of Orbea on this board. Really good frames in my opinion.


quality and popularity on boards like this imo have nothing to do to each other. the bigger the brand, the higher the marketing-budget, the more popular it is on boards. further italian origin can help, for the italophile members, who are comparatively often actice on boards.

nice bike, very consistent.

nice design detail: the orange painted parts, propaply a reminiscence to the euskaltel-euskadi-orbeas from about 10 years ago, hot bikes!

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reedplayer wrote:
wheelbuilder wrote:A little surprised at the limited popularity of Orbea on this board. Really good frames in my opinion.


quality and popularity on boards like this imo have nothing to do to each other. the bigger the brand, the higher the marketing-budget, the more popular it is on boards. further italian origin can help, for the italophile members, who are comparatively often actice on boards.

nice bike, very consistent.

nice design detail: the orange painted parts, propaply a reminiscence to the euskaltel-euskadi-orbeas from about 10 years ago, hot bikes!


Thanks! Yes. I almost did the whole bike in that orange with black and white as a tribute to Euskaltel. I really liked their team. I will never spell these right, but Anton, Izzaguire, Inxuasti, and of course Sanchez were fun to watch.

Maddie
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by Maddie

I have been reading this forum for some time and thought I could join in on this one. Congrats wheelbuilder, your Orca looks absolutely stunning! For the time being, the only pic I can contribute to this thread being is this:

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:lol: :lol:

But there will be more for sure. A 2018 M20i is hidden inside BTW. Hopefully I can put it together before X-mas but work keeps me from it.

reedplayer
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wheelbuilder wrote:
Thanks! Yes. I almost did the whole bike in that orange with black and white as a tribute to Euskaltel. I really liked their team. I will never spell these right, but Anton, Izzaguire, Inxuasti, and of course Sanchez were fun to watch.


...not to forget about iban mayo, one of my all-time-favorite-pros! i although remember well his "starship", great bike!

you did the paintjob by yourself? congrats, you imo dared a lot, and it works well!

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reedplayer wrote:
wheelbuilder wrote:
Thanks! Yes. I almost did the whole bike in that orange with black and white as a tribute to Euskaltel. I really liked their team. I will never spell these right, but Anton, Izzaguire, Inxuasti, and of course Sanchez were fun to watch.


...not to forget about iban mayo, one of my all-time-favorite-pros! i although remember well his "starship", great bike!

you did the paintjob by yourself? congrats, you imo dared a lot, and it works well!



Oh goodness, no, no, no,. ................ I hope I didn't give that impression! I picked the colors and placement, but Orbea Paint Shop did the work.

nismosr
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by nismosr

NOS 2013 Orca .. built this past summer

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Maddie
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by Maddie

Finally:
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2018 Orca M20i, 53 frame, completely standard. I only added Speedplay Zero pedals and Elite Vico bottle cages so far. I will make some better pics after I did some modifications to the bike.

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wheelbuilder
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by wheelbuilder

Nice! Congrats Maddie!

Zitter
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by Zitter

Just built my disc Orca; only waiting on Industry Nine 45 wheels and might switch to a Rotor 2inpower. 7.5kg with pedals, computer, and pump bracket

Orbea Orca Disc OMR MyO 53cm (900g bare frame)
3T Ionic 0 Team Stealth 27.2mm seatpost
3T ARX II Team 130mm - 17 degree stem (mostly debadged)
3T Ergonova Team 42cm handlebars
Fizik Endurance 2.5mm black bartape
Shimano WH-RS770-C30-TL wheels
Shimano 9170 shifters/brakes
Shimano RT99 160/140 rotors
Shimano 8050 derailleurs
Pioneer 9100 crankset/500 headunit
Shimano Stealth carbon 142mm saddle
Speedplay Zero stainless pedals
Arundel Mandible cages
Continental GP4000S II 25mm tires
CeramicSpeed BB

https://i.imgur.com/rcU860e.jpg?1
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crux
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by crux

Wow great looking bike!

happyon2wheels
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by happyon2wheels

Zitter wrote:
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:14 am

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I'm no fan of disc equipped road bikes, but this Orca is hot. Subtle, stylish, well balanced. WOW!

Zitter
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by Zitter

Thanks! I will take some more pictures once it's totally complete; making a few more changes.

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wheelbuilder
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by wheelbuilder

Very nice! Thanks for contributing. I should add that I have now installed eebrakes.

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