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Old 03-29-08, 08:49 PM   #1
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Velodiva's New Orbea Ordu Time Trial Bike

Velodiva and I have been working on this dream TT bike for many months. This week we took delivery of a 2008 Orbea Ordu Time Trial bike for Velodiva. It is totally wicked and everyone who has seen it in person is blown away (including us) by the technology and frame design. Demitriy, Velodiva’s cycling coach said, “this is a bike to set records with”. The frame and fork are carbon and the build was designed to use carbon to the max. It has Easton carbon TT aerobars that match the weave of the carbon frame with carbon brake levers and a carbon saddle with titanium rails. The crankset 53/39, brakes and derailleur are Dura Ace and the rear cassette is an 11/23 10 speed. The wheels are Easton carbons tubulars with Swiss Stop brake pads. The pedals are the newly designed Dura Ace SPD SL. To assist Velodiva in modulating speed in team time trials, there is a third brake lever by HED that controls the front brake via a splitter.

Below is the classic garage door shot without the engine mounted.



The completed build at the bike shop - 16.9 pounds as ridden.









Note the splitter on the brake cables.



The bike with the engine mounted.







The first time she rode it was at the cycling gym. The fit was perfect and we all were amazed how quickly she adapted to the TT position. She got a solid 1 1/2 hours on the trainer.



Saturday morning, we went for a ride and she took it our on its maiden voyage. The transition to the aerobars was not a problem and she was quickly flying down the road.

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Old 03-29-08, 09:12 PM   #2
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Holy crap! If Darth Vader had a TT bike, this would be it. Unbelievable looking machine - nice job!
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Old 03-29-08, 09:14 PM   #3
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Wow!!!!! That looks fast. Congrats.
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That thing is sexy! I'm speechless!
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Old 03-29-08, 09:37 PM   #5
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That thing is sexy! I'm speechless!
Awsome bike Studette! I'm really jealous
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Old 03-29-08, 09:49 PM   #6
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Holy time trial bike, Batman! Looks fast. Maybe a Brooks to top it off?

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Congrats!
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If I met that bike in a dark alley, I think I'd fear for my life. Even moreso minus the decals marring the vast expanses of evil blackness!

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A 17 pound bike with a 4 pound saddle. I like it!
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This TT batmobile looks mean! Velodiva needs a black outfit and black helmet.
The brake splitter is an interesting concept.
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Sweet bike! Now Pete is going to want a TT bike
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Thanks for all the great comments! I look forward to taking "Wicked" out on her first TT in May.

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that's just sick!
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Thanks for all the great comments! I look forward to taking "Wicked" out on her first TT in May.
Beat the Clock series??
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Holy crap! If Darth Vader had a TT bike, this would be it.
That's exactly what I was thinking. Nice ride Congrats!
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The only part of that setup I can afford is the 2x4... Niiiice!
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Beat the Clock series??
Well, it was supposed to be the River Road TTT on May 11 (a 4-women Webcor team) but from what I understand that race will likely be rescheduled due to a date conflict with Berkeley Hills road race. So, yes, the Beat the Clock TT on May 24! I plan on registering for the individual as well as the tandem with Hermes.
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Wow!! That looks fast just sitting there

You go girl!!!
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