Orbea launched a new Ordu OMP bike in Roth, Germany and some of the highlights include the FreeFlow fork, the Mondragon tube shapes, the multisport geometry, and of course speed. Data given to journalists stated that this new Ordu OMP is 26% faster than the Ordu Gold and 10% faster than the current Ordu OME. Plus the new OMP is 194 grams lighter than the OME. Words are cheap but the new OMP delivered as Andrew Starykowicz stormed to a new course [4:09:13] record at the 2015 Challenge Roth aboard one of these light blue machines.
Journalists in Roth got to see this new bike on Friday morning but had to keep it hush until tonight.
The front end of the bike features a tapered head tube that goes from 1 1/8" at the bottom to 1" on the top.
Orbea included various mounting options for bento boxes and liquid nutrition.
Three bottle mounts on the down tube
Many of the new Orbea Ordu models feature the new TriRig Omega X brake front and back. Routing of the cable is centered on the frame and fork, but a regular single bolt brake can be used and it will accept a side guide as well.
Orbea said that they are going to offer a box that will fit behind the seattube to store a repair kit or similar.
The frontal perspective with the tapered headtube, FreeFlow fork and TriRig Omega X brake is very clean. The FreeFlow fork design pushes the fork blades more to the outside to reduce pressure and turbulence.
The view from slightly behind best shows the unique shape of the Orbea FreeFlow design.
The Orbea Ordu OMP M10i LTD model comes with a Vision Trimax S.I. J-Bend cockpit.
The transition piece that cradles the 1" steerer here is a 3D printed prototype and will look cleaner and more snug in production. The Di2 Junction A box attached with a rubber-band is standard.
This Orbea OMP model displayed at the unveiling was stacked with Dura-Ace Di2 components.
Another look at the lines of this new Ordu.
The Vision Metron Carbon cranks are another sign of the strong partnership between Orbea and FSA/Vision.
This Prologo TGale saddle is gaining in popularity. The seatpost below it is reversible and comes with two heads.
Vision Metron 81/55 carbon clincher wheels with Vittoria Corsa CX 25mm tires.
Andrew Starykowicz during his 2015 Challenge Roth 4:09:13 record bike split ride.
There are 7 different models offered ranging from $2,299 to $8,999 (featured bike here).
All images except for the final screen shot (Orbea) © Herbert Krabel / slowtwitch.com