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Old 05-21-10, 06:49 AM
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My first foray in owning a carbon fiber bike, the Orbea Onix 51cm with Shimano Ultegra group. After riding my Italian steel bikes, Gios and Cinelli, I like the way the Orbea Onix handles and accelerates. It's not a bad bike for the buck, but still prefer my Italian stallions for overall rides.

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Old 05-21-10, 07:15 AM
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Old 05-21-10, 09:43 AM
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How do you like the ride?
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08 Opal, right before they changed the design. Wonderful bike, Ultegra SL, was supposed to run about 3K, I got it discounted for slightly over 2K on clearance. Honestly one of the best purchases of my life. I have had it for a year now, and I have zero complaints. I came from an Allez Comp Cro-Mo and the carbon feels perfect. Recently outfitted with a power meter so I can actually get in good enough shape to do the bike justice.
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Old 05-21-10, 09:07 PM
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About a year ago I posted the pic of my Onix, since then moved on to an Orca which has been a real delight to ride. Most importantly I got it in the right size, because my Onix was one size too big.
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Old 05-21-10, 09:09 PM
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Jorge - that Orca makes me want to buy an Orbea.
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Old 05-21-10, 09:26 PM
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My baby...it's a tool and a jewel!

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Could you tell us how do you like those SOUL 4.0?
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Old 05-22-10, 09:29 AM
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Really like the color scheme.
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Old 05-22-10, 12:56 PM
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Orbea Mitis 2 frame that i bought used on ebay last year around this time. Over 2,000 miles on her so far.

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Orbea Fletche. Recently upgraded to Ultegra 6700 (Minus FSA crank). I know I need matching water bottle cages, maybe for Christmas.

Its like a new bike.
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the new hotness, my Onix TLT. bought the frame and swapped over components. i don't have many miles on it yet, but i love it so far. it flies up hills.

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Old 04-12-11, 09:06 PM
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I ride a 2009 Orca. Great bike and climbs like monkeys on crack! One pet peeve is the tight clearance at the rear brake bridge. I can not run my Rolf Vector Pro wheels on this bike because the tire will hit the bridge. These wheels are taller than Mavic 700c wheels. When I swap them with Mavic on my Merlin Ti, I always have to reposition the brake shoes. OTHER THAN THAT, the Orca is a great bike. I have an 11 speed Campy Chorus kit on it.
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Old 04-13-11, 07:28 AM
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I have one but gave it to my son......they are good bikes but the seat posts suck. They have a metal clamp that bolts on directly to the carbon post. The post comes with teeth in the carbon that are used to lock into the metal clamp and they strip out fast. Once they are striped you have to buy a new seat post. Its a crappy design.
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Old 04-16-11, 06:33 PM
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A 2008 Orbea Orca. A real pleasure to ride.

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Originally Posted by mchacon01
A 2008 Orbea Orca. A real pleasure to ride.

Love the white stem!!
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Old 04-16-11, 10:11 PM
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Love the white stem!!
Thank you! Always wanted a white stem/handlebar combo.
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Old 10-04-11, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by kevrider
the new hotness, my Onix TLT. bought the frame and swapped over components. i don't have many miles on it yet, but i love it so far. it flies up hills.

You noticed that too, eh? I've got a grand total of 66 miles on my "new" '09 Onix TDA (a former LBS rental bike). It's my first CF bike (after 35 years of road riding), and WOW! Climbs like a rocket, descends like a smart bomb. And smooth? Like buttah! I'll post pics once I stop riding long enough to snap a few.

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I need a little help please. I'm getting back into biking and have an opportunity to pick up a like new, ridden 150 miles, Orbea Vuelta model 2006. It's not as flashy as some of the Orbeas here but the price is fair and I can get more bike buying used. Any comments on the Vuelta? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-14-12, 01:51 AM
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No experience on that bike for me. I have a 2012 Orca Gold and like it very much. It replaced a 2009 Orca which had a failure developing on the top tube in carbon and Orbea replaced it with no questions. Lifetime replacement policy.
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Orca is one of my favourite looking bikes.
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Originally Posted by Fox Farm
No experience on that bike for me. I have a 2012 Orca Gold and like it very much. It replaced a 2009 Orca which had a failure developing on the top tube in carbon and Orbea replaced it with no questions. Lifetime replacement policy.
Didn't think that Orbea had a lifetime warranty in 2009 nor that they would replace it with the Gold model. I would have thought it would be more equivalent to the Silver now. Kudos on the replacement.
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Old 12-14-12, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Mansram01
A 2008 Orbea Orca. A real pleasure to ride.
4-year-old frame and yet it still looks quite fashionable. o_o
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Old 12-14-12, 07:55 AM
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My humble Aqua (first road bike)



The 555mm (54cm size) top tube is a little long for me, but still made it fit fine
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