Some brands “team replica” bikes are like the pros’ in paint only, but the 2024 LottoDstny’s Orbea Orca race bikes will be available to you, just like they’re racing them.
Available in two versions, the Orca M10i, which is their lightweight climbing bike, and the Orca Aero, which is for all-around use on flatter, longer stages. Both get team livery and a suite of Orbea’s Oquo wheels to choose from (35mm, 45mm, and 57mm rim depths, as you wish). Here’s the spec overview for each, with pricing…
Orbea Orca M10i Replica
The Orca M10i gets a nearly complete Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 setup, but with FSA Powerbox K-Force Team Edition cranks with 52/36 chainrings, which includes a spider-based power meter.
The cockpit uses a housebrand OC Performance carbon seatpost (27.2, 20mm setback) with Selle Italia SLR Boost carbon rail saddle. Up front is the FSA Vision Metron 5D ACR one-piece bar and stem that’s graciously free of the usual logo overload.
It’s quite stealthy, and even leaves the 3k fiber weave visible with a nice matte finish that somehow works very well with the gloss black frame. Depending on frame size, widths are 380mm to 400mm to 420mm, which fits current trends of skewing narrower for aero gains.
You may want some thicker tape, it comes with Lizardskins’ DSP 2.5mm, which is great but very thin, likely to save grams…the claimed weight for the complete bike is just 6.7kg (14.75lbs).
Wheels are Oquo RP45LTD wrapped with Vittoria Corsa Pro G2.0 TLR 700×28 tires…further proof that even the pros have adopted wider tires and tubeless setups.
MSRP for the complete bike is $11,999 (€11,499 / £12,499), available in seven sizes. Framesets are also available and include a standalone stem, seatpost, and Orbea’s own “P1 Lite” thru axles.
Orbea Orca Aero Replica
The Orca Aero has an integrated storage area with toolbox and custom aero water bottle with cage. It comes with the same Dura-Ace Di2 plus FSA drivetrain and Oquo wheels, but starts with the 57mm deep option. Tires are the same.
The cockpit is mostly the same but switches to an aero seatpost and Orbea’s “Anti-Slippery/Shock Proof” handlebar tape, which looks thicker and more comfy.
MSRP is a bit less, coming in at $11,399 (€10,999 / £11,999), also available in seven sizes. No claimed weight for this one.