Orbea Orca 2020

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Beaver
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There seems to be an update this year:

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Does anyone know any details yet? ;)

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Orbea seems to revise or change models extremely fast!
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Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
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3 years is the standard update cycle these days and the current Orca was released in 2016.

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Question is, if it's only a "facelift" or a completely new frame again. They could adopt the Tarmac SL6, so lower seatstays, direct mount brakes, cable routing into the top of the downtube, proprietary seat post and so on. If that's the case I would buy another old one. ;)

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Any news here? Has it been spotted with pro racers? :noidea:


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I would guess the disc brake model remains unchanged (the frameset seems to be the same as in 2019) and the UCI ORB-ORC9-RD is a new rim brake model. :noidea:

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Yes that could be it - if they haven't been more radical and haven't gone disc only... :-D

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Don't jinx it! ;) I asked them a month ago and they had "no news to share yet". Now I asked again on facebook - let's see...

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This is all based on visuals -- but our local Orbea dealer recently sold a new Orca customized with the MyO program and said he thought there were some minor updates: the forks are bowed out more like the Orca Aero, downtube is slightly reshaped and the bottom bracket is slighty reshaped. No way for me to verify those claims though.

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BagelMaster wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:41 pm
This is all based on visuals -- but our local Orbea dealer recently sold a new Orca customized with the MyO program and said he thought there were some minor updates: the forks are bowed out more like the Orca Aero, downtube is slightly reshaped and the bottom bracket is slighty reshaped. No way for me to verify those claims though.
Ok, thanks - if it was a Disc Orca, that would explain it. That's why the homologation was needed.

From yesterday's video the fork really looks wider at the upper part and the BB also changed a bit.

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So only a facelift... But as it is called only Orca and not Orca Disc, I fear there will be no update for the rim brake version. :|
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Haven't really seen or heard much from Orbea or seen anything on Kide (I work at an Orbea dealer). You are right about minor changes for the 2019 model including the fork, steerer tube/headtube junction, and the downtube changeup.

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