Orbea Orca 2020

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Koev
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by Koev

@Barbaar, I'd vote to get an OMX, got 1200km on it and I love riding it. Both on flats and climbing.


Only point is the axle and dropout, with the special thread (Mavic double lead-in 1.0). Any of you OMX owners know if changing the RD mount (this has the thread if I'm not mistaken) to another thread is possible? I've got an issue mounting the bike on my Tacx Neo and changing to "normal" axle and thread could be a solution.
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Orbea Orca OMX 2020
Startersbike: Cube Attain 2017 (mounted@ Tacx Neo2)

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Konsi
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Stendhal wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:14 am

I undercut these weights (remember mine includes pedals, the relatively mid weight Assioma single) by the wheels; by a lighter drive train, SRAM mechanical hydraulic disc with Easton EC90 47 \ 32 cranks; and by a haero 156g featherlight but stiff bar. On the negative side weight wise I am still using tubes, that plus size 32 tires (even though mine are shockingly light) probably add grams to the stock size 25 tubeless builds.
What chainrings are those :)

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by cjm

The new Orca OMR looks interesting, only just spotted it.

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by wheelbuilder

Been an Orbea customer and fan for many years. Despite what they told me at the end of last year, they have eliminated rim brake frames. Oh well. Their loss. When my current OMR goes titsup It's going to be Basso Diamante time.
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check6
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by check6

wheelbuilder wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:16 am
Been an Orbea customer and fan for many years. Despite what they told me at the end of last year, they have eliminated rim brake frames. Oh well. Their loss. When my current OMR goes titsup It's going to be Basso Diamante time.

The way things are going gotta wonder if the Diamanté will even be offered in rim by then :noidea: :noidea:

Chavis0304
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by Chavis0304

Hey there, I've taken ownership of my new orbea orca m20iteam ultegra di2 a couple months ago. I really want to get the weight down on this bike. I was shocked to see what it weighed when I got it. With pedals, size 57, the bike weighed 18.5lbs. Or 8.39kg. Now part of this is my fault. I opted for the aluminum powerbox crankset upgrade. I did not realize this crankset weighs almost 1000 grams. So I'm working on that now as I've just ordered a new crankset, quarq dfour, durace rings, and sram red arms. According to my calculations, the new crankset should come in around 650 grams and save me 350grams, albeit, not cheap.
The other upgrade I really want to do is go to an aero bar, but not at the expense of more weight. I'm looking at the fsa Metron 5d acr. Typically I don't think this would be any weight savings, but I'm thinking it may if I can ditch the stock stem. My only concern would be how the cable routing would work with the stock headset.
I'm set up tubeless, but on the stock fusion 5 all season tires(blah). So im planning to do some research and get some lighter tlr tires if possible. Thinking I can save 100 grams here possibly.
Next place I think I'll go to shave some weight will be switching from an ultegra cassette to a duraace.

Any other suggestions for some easy weight savings??

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This one? https://www.orbea.com/lv-en/bicycles/ro ... ca-m20iltd
Or this? https://www.orbea.com/lv-en/bicycles/ro ... a-m20iteam

The stock stem is super heavy. Not sure if Acros integrated routing headset is the same as FSA's ACR system... if it is, the Metron 5D, albeit on the heavy side, would still save you some grams, I reckon. Or change the Orbea bar to something like Haero R145SL, definitely 50+ grams saved.

Your wheels are in the 1800g range as well, well built LightBicycle or Farsports 40mm will save you up to 500g, and be infinitely more aero as well :D

Not sure if DA cassette is worth it, plus you're risking for it to break, get SRAM Red cassette instead.

Seatpost is traditional 27.2, lots of options, I personally would go Ritchey Superlogic route or full bonanza with Darimo.
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Chavis0304
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by Chavis0304

Sorry, it is the m20iltd

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by Alfus

Chavis0304 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:21 pm
Next place I think I'll go to shave some weight will be switching from an ultegra cassette to a duraace.

Any other suggestions for some easy weight savings??
This is not a good idea...

Chavis0304
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Alfus wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:04 pm
Chavis0304 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:21 pm
Next place I think I'll go to shave some weight will be switching from an ultegra cassette to a duraace.

Any other suggestions for some easy weight savings??
This is not a good idea...
Ok. I'll check out some other options

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by mrlobber

Chavis0304 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:51 pm
Sorry, it is the m20iltd
Damn, I have an M20iLTD on order as well, that weight doesn't look any good :shock:
Retired bikes: Cervelo S5 2015 / Felt AR FRD 2014 / Cannondale SS HM 2014 / Scott Addict SL 2014 / Scott Plasma Premium 2014 / Orbea Orca 2008 / Look 596 /

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