The Orbea Orca is the Spanish brand’s flagship race ready frameset. Orbea claim in their promotion material that the Orca is not designed to be soft and plush and the design and geometry shows that this is a stiff bike for racers – see the beautifully designed giant downtube and massive BB bracket for a demonstration! The M11 LTD model comes with a full SRAM Red groupset and rim brakes.
The Orca is significantly cheaper than many of its direct rivals, setting off its super-lightweight frame and SRAM eTAP groupset with a mid-range wheelset. Despite the slightly harsh front end, this is a thrillingly fast and impressively agile bike with a real penchant for going uphill.