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Orbea Orca Dama Gold Road Bike Frame
Retail Price: $3599.00buy now
Our Price: $2159.00
Our Price: $2159.00
The Orca Dama Gold is the bike for the woman who values performance first and foremost. Its materials set it apart from the Silver and Bronze models. The difference is in the physical properties of the raw carbon. Orbea's Gold grade, high modulus carbon fiber is stiffer, less dense, and has higher tensile strength. This allows Orbea's engineers to design a racing bicycle that offers an optimum blend of high strength, stiffness, and light weight. When you add in the Orca's aerodynamic efficiency, you'll see that it is intended to be the ultimate road machine. Orbea molds the Orca Gold frame and fork as a monocoque. Each of these is a homogenous structure without bonded joints where failures, either structural or cosmetic, can occur. With fibers running continuously along the length of the tubes and through the intersections, the total strength of the bike is increased along with the durability. Orbea builds the Orca Dama with a few angles and measurements tailored to optimize the fit for women's proportionality. The top tube lengths are shorter for a given size. This allows you to reach the bars more easily without feeling over-stretched. They also have a slacker head angle and corresponding fork offset. The reason is to lengthen the distance between the bottom bracket and the front hub. This reduces the chance for toe overlap when you steer the bike at low speeds, increasing your comfort and safety. The Orca has an angular, muscular appearance with flat planes and sometimes pronounced edges where other bikes use more rounded shapes. Its design is the result of FEA (finite element analysis) and Orbea's intent to create resistance to flex in critical areas like the bottom bracket, seat tube, and head tube junction. Orbea uses what they term as SSN (size specific nerve) technology to produce frames that offer the same comfort and performance characteristics across the size range. More specifically, each frame size has specific carbon lay-ups and tube dimensions. Tho...