The 2013 Orca BLi2 Bronze frame and fork are styled after the Orca Gold and Silver bikes, and its stable, yet responsive road characteristics make the kinship obvious. It shares many of the same technologies to ensure flawless performance. It's Orbea Bronze carbon uses a blend of intermediate modulus fibers with greater elasticity than the materials in the other two. The result is a silky smooth ride that’s hard to beat. With greater comfort, you’ll be able to ride farther and finish faster. *Please Note: Orbea bikes are available for in-store purchase at authorized Sun and Ski Bike Stores. The following Sun and Ski stores are Authorized Orbea Dealers: Westheimer Houston, TX, Memorial City Houston, TX, FM 1960 Houston, TX, Webster, TX, Katy Mills Katy, TX, Oklahoma City, OK, Tulsa, OK and Norman, OK locations. Please, call your local Sun and Ski store for details and availability.
KEY FEATURES: Exclusive to Orbea's Frame Technology.
AIZonE was created it because we recognized that aerodynamics and rigidity are the two most important parameters to consider when developing fast bicycles. Both of these elements must be optimized to create a bicycle frame that is not only fast, but that can also efficiently transmit your power to the rear wheel.
Attraction insulates you from the realities of the road surface. This allows you to ride at peak performance, have more control, and benefit from more traction at all times. When you hit bumps, the compressive forces are converted into shear movement in the distinctive twists and bends on the seatstays.
CARBON GSB is derived from Orbea's experience and know-how to design three carbon categories. We call them Orbea Carbon Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Each is made of a distinct blend of fibers with differing density, elasticity, and strength. Stiffer, high modulus fibers are great for lightweight frames intended for elite competition. And while Orbea is all about performance, they know that comfort is a concern for many riders. That's why part of our grading process looks at vibration absorption qualities. Strength and durability are of paramount importance as well since Orbea offers you a lifetime warranty on their bikes.
DCR Orbea created and patented the DCR system to route the cables in the most efficient way. The goal is to ensure that you get the best performance.
MONOCOQUE guarantees a carbon structure with optimum performance and long term reliability, and it’s the only way we’ve ever done it. Orbea molds the one-piece structures so that each tube is connected to the next, with continuous fibers through each critical juncture. As you ride, your bike will be subjected to a variety of forces – tension, compression, torsion, etc. Orbea's monocoque frames allow optimal distribution of these forces over the entire structure because of the perfect fusion of the composite materials.
SSN is more than a technology. It’s the way we build our bikes. Orbea recognizes that not all users are the same. Therefore, each of the bike models is custom tuned by size.
MYO Orbea offers you options for color, assembly, size and ergonomics: gear lengths, multiple gears, handlebar width, connecting rod length, seatpost length… in short, it adapts to you, it's created by you and for you.
Orbea Design is based on four essential elements: the human factor, state-of-the-art technology, the creation process, and trends. Orbea's logo for Orbea Design explains it perfectly; each of these four concepts is a key feature of the way Orbea works, and each element is tied to the others. A big part of the design process involves feedback from users, test riders, and sponsored racers.