It is definitely the year of Aero-Road bikes with disc brakes. Orbea is also adding to the list for 2021 with the launch of the Orca Aero Disc, a Sprinter machine based largely on the Orca Aero with rim brakes. In addition to the frame with the flat tubular profiles, this also includes the Freeflow fork, whose large distance between the two fork shafts is intended to reduce the pressure caused by air resistance. In addition, the Aero Seat Post with its oval design ensures less air turbulence and eliminates vibrations at the same time. The aero engineers were also at work on the wrong holder: the driver can choose between two positions on the down tube – the upper one is more easily accessible, the lower one more aerodynamic.
The disc brakes use the Flat Mount Standard, the wheels are held in position by 12mm thru axles. In order to tolerate the higher braking force of the discs, the head tube, bottom bracket, and chain stays have been optimized for higher torsional stiffness. Orbea offers the full range of options for those who like it individual. The MyO range offers options for adjusting components, crank length, stem, handlebar width and, of course, paint finish.