Now Orbea Orca Aero gets a disc brake option

Orbea’s aero machine gets a disc brake upgrade

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The Orbea Orca Aero was launched last year. Orbea’s first aero road bike was also one of the first bikes with tube profiles that took advantage of the UCI’s scrapping of the 3:1 tube profile rule, with extra deep forks and chainstays saving watts.

Now Orbea has launched a disc brake Orca Aero. It carries forward the Freeflow fork design of the rim brake bike, with the fork’s wider stance saving a claimed 4 watts over a non-aero fork. Disc braked aero bikes are hot at the moment, with launches in the last few days including the Specialized Venge, Trek Madone SLR, Look 795 Blade RS, Ridley Noah Fast and the BMC Timemachine.

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