Orbea Orca M30 2022
Orbea Orca M30
The Orbea Orca M30 is not short of spectacular in any regard. It’s got chrome all over the place and reliable and efficient mid-range components. So, let’s see exactly what’s been fitted on it and whether it sparks your imagination.
|Number of Gears||22|
|Brakes||Shimano 7070 Hydraulic Disc Brakes|
|Quality Classes||Shimano 105 R7000|
Orbea Orca M30 Main Features
If you are a rider who has absolutely fallen in love and you’re looking to upgrade from your entry-level aluminum bike or get a better mid-range road bike, the Orbea Orca M30 definitely has some features that will trigger your interest. Let’s see what those are.
Frame and Fork
The frame that the Orbea Orca M30 is built around is extremely lightweight, stiff, and durable. The weight of this frame is far under the 1kg (2.2 lbs) mark, which makes the whole bike very light. It’s got internal cable routing and it is EC/DC compatible and power meter compatible. Moreover, the frame comes in two colors, black-red and orange, both of which are really attractive and look inviting to ride.
Both the crankset and the cassette are part of the Shimano 105 R7000 groupset. This makes them very durable and precise, so you will be able to ride thousands of miles before you need to replace them. The gear ration is a standard roadie 2×11, with an 11-28T range of cogs on the back and two big 50/34T rings on the crank. That’s a pretty traditional road bike approach that will definitely make you work your legs and go fast.
As is the case with most mid-range road bikes, the choice of components for the Orbea Orca M30 is a tried and tested Shimano 105 R7000 groupset. Bike components do not come much better when it comes to the price-value ratio than the Shimano 105. Both shifters should work great and change gears quickly and precisely which will be important when you need it the most when you’re trying to beat a challenging KOM or your own route record.
Brakes and Saddle
A fast bike with aggressive geometry and aerodynamic features like the Orbea Orca M30 needs good stopping power as well. The Shimano 105 R7070 hydraulic disc brakes are in charge of providing it and they’re doing a great job.
You’ll have plenty of confidence on the steepest of downhills with these brakes and you’ll have to do minimal adjustments over time to keep them in good working order.
The tires that the Orbea Orca M30 wears are the Vittoria Zaffiro 28mm tires.
- A modern and versatile race bike that’s exciting and inspiring across any road terrain
- Full OMR carbon frameset uses optimised layups, single uniform frame structures and continuous fibre orientation to increase stiffness and compliance while keeping the weight low
- The carbon fork with alloy steerer is stiff, strong and reduces road vibrations
- Hidden cable routing through the stem and frame grants a crisp aesthetic
- 35mm tyre clearance permits the use of plusher, grippier, and faster-rolling rubber
- Racing inspired geometry maximises power transfer and efficiency and gives precise and intuitive handling
- Orbea Ready 19 wheels have an alloy rim, are light, strong and are compatible with tubeless-ready or standard clincher tyres
- Shimano 105 11-speed gears are precise and reliable
- Shimano 105 hydraulic disc brakes offer powerful and modulated stopping power
|Frame||Orbea Orca carbon OMR Disc, monocoque construction, 1,5” headset, BB 386 bottom bracket standard, power meter compatible, 12x142mm rear thru-axle with M12x2 P1 thread, speed release compatible dropout, internal cable routing, EC/DC compatible|
|Fork||Orbea carbon fork, 1-1/8” aluminium steerer|
|Headset||Acros alloy 1-1/2" internal cable routing|
|Stem||Orbea OC RP21 Road Performance ICR, -6º, IFC01 Computer mount interface|
|Handlebar||OC RP30-R Road Performance Riser, reach 70mm, drop 125mm|
|Front Brake||Shimano 105 R7070, hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||Shimano 105 R7070, hydraulic disc|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105 R7070, hydraulic disc|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 R7000|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105 R7000 GS, 11-speed|
|Shift Levers||Shimano 105 ST-7020, 11-speed|
|Chain||KMC X11-EL, 11-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano 105 R7000 11-30t, 11-speed|
|Crankset||Shimano 105 R7000, 34x50 teeth chainrings (Length 170mm Sizes 47, 49, 51, 53 / 172.5mm Sizes 55, 57 / 175mm Size 60)|
|Front Wheel||Orbea Ready 19, 12mm E-Thru hub Shimano RS470 28H with Orbea thru-axle 12x100mm|
|Rear Wheel||Orbea Ready 19, 12mm E-Thru hub Shimano RS470 28H with Orbea thru-axle 12x142mm|
|Front Tyre||Vittoria Zafiro V Rigid bead 700x28c, clincher|
|Rear Tyre||Vittoria Zafiro V Rigid bead 700x28c, clincher|
|Saddle||Fizik Aliante R5|
|Seatpost||Orbea OC2 27.2mm diameter, 20mm offset|