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    dont forget to put inner liner on rear brake cable with some little donuts on it when routing rear brake or it will rattle in the frame real bad . this trick fixed my orca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armand993 View Post
    dont forget to put inner liner on rear brake cable with some little donuts on it when routing rear brake or it will rattle in the frame real bad . this trick fixed my orca.
    Thanks for the tip! Is that something I can see on your bike or is that all inside the frame?
    2012 Orbea Orca Gold. SRAM Red, Rolf Prima Ares 4
    2007 Orbea Orca. SRAM Force, HED Ardennes
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    2014 Felt F65X 'Cross SRAM Rival / Apex Avid disc brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnV View Post
    Thanks for the tip! Is that something I can see on your bike or is that all inside the frame?
    Hey BunnV I was about to ask you about those TRP brakes are those the 970SL model?
    why did you decide to go that way instead of Red brakes? where do you get them from?
    online, ebay or your LBS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lockwood1 View Post
    Hey BunnV I was about to ask you about those TRP brakes are those the 970SL model?
    why did you decide to go that way instead of Red brakes? where do you get them from?
    online, ebay or your LBS?
    Yes, 970 SL. I actually have Red (Black) brakes on my old Orca. I was going to use those on my new frame but I found out that they aren't any lighter than my old Force brakes (just 2 grams). I've always been intrigued by the TRP's so I went for it on eBay. They are super light and look very well made. I also like that they were available in white which is a little different in this World of 'murdered out' flat black everything bikes. I like shiny stuff! I didn't even know about the new SRAM Red group when I bought the TRP's so if the new RED brakes are way better/lighter, I'll switch to those but I doubt it.
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    2012 Orbea Orca Gold. SRAM Red, Rolf Prima Ares 4
    2007 Orbea Orca. SRAM Force, HED Ardennes
    2010 Masi Soulville. SRAM Apex, Ritchey, Fizik
    2014 Felt F65X 'Cross SRAM Rival / Apex Avid disc brakes

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    Those brakes are wayyyyyyy coooooool!

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    its all inside the frame. keeps cable from rattling in frame. specialized has a bulletin on it on there new tarmacs, i read about it and did in on my orca. it worked.

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    Speaking of new 2012 Orca's, I have one for sale in the classifieds in case anyone's casually looking for one. NIB, matte black, 51cm (53.5 ett). Really sweet, but I built something else up this year and there's no room for another in the stable right now. Make me a (reasonable) offer.
    Current Bikes:
    2012 Cannondale EVO w/ Super Record
    2011 Van Dessel Gin and Trombones w/ Campy Centaur
    2010 Cannondale Flash Carbon 29er w/ SRAM XX (Leadville racer)
    1991(ish) Colnago Team Buckler w/ mostly Campy C Record

    Past Bikes:
    SE Quadrangle
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    1991 Cannondale M800 Beast of the East (all the serious riding started with this one)
    2002 Cannondale R2000
    2007 Orbea Orca w/ Campagnolo Record

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    Finally

    To busy riding it to take proper pictures but I will soon....

    14.9lbs (with pedals, cages and Garmin mount) smooth, fast and QUIET!
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    2012 Orbea Orca Gold. SRAM Red, Rolf Prima Ares 4
    2007 Orbea Orca. SRAM Force, HED Ardennes
    2010 Masi Soulville. SRAM Apex, Ritchey, Fizik
    2014 Felt F65X 'Cross SRAM Rival / Apex Avid disc brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnV View Post
    To busy riding it to take proper pictures but I will soon....

    14.9lbs (with pedals, cages and Garmin mount) smooth, fast and QUIET!
    That's freaking sweet BunnV...

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    Thanks mecam. It's been a LONG time coming but well worth the wait.
    2012 Orbea Orca Gold. SRAM Red, Rolf Prima Ares 4
    2007 Orbea Orca. SRAM Force, HED Ardennes
    2010 Masi Soulville. SRAM Apex, Ritchey, Fizik
    2014 Felt F65X 'Cross SRAM Rival / Apex Avid disc brakes

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    NICE!!!

    Congratulations on it finally complete!!!

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    Thanks JimmyO!
    2012 Orbea Orca Gold. SRAM Red, Rolf Prima Ares 4
    2007 Orbea Orca. SRAM Force, HED Ardennes
    2010 Masi Soulville. SRAM Apex, Ritchey, Fizik
    2014 Felt F65X 'Cross SRAM Rival / Apex Avid disc brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnV View Post
    To busy riding it to take proper pictures but I will soon....

    14.9lbs (with pedals, cages and Garmin mount) smooth, fast and QUIET!


    FREAKING AWESOME
    btw what saddlebag brand is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lockwood1 View Post
    FREAKING AWESOME
    btw what saddlebag brand is that?
    Thanks lockwood!
    The bag is made by Serfas. I want to get a Fizik bag that clips onto the Fizik saddle.
    2012 Orbea Orca Gold. SRAM Red, Rolf Prima Ares 4
    2007 Orbea Orca. SRAM Force, HED Ardennes
    2010 Masi Soulville. SRAM Apex, Ritchey, Fizik
    2014 Felt F65X 'Cross SRAM Rival / Apex Avid disc brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnV View Post
    Thanks lockwood!
    The bag is made by Serfas. I want to get a Fizik bag that clips onto the Fizik saddle.
    I have one of those Fizik "clip on" saddlebags but didn't like the way it looks I think Scicon bags look way better.
    BTW BunnV how do you find your Climax?

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    BunnV - That is one sweet bike. You have a great bike. Have fun and ride hard!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lockwood1 View Post
    BTW BunnV how do you find your Climax?
    That's a funny question if you think about it....

    The Climax is a great bar/stem combo. I was a little nervous about the position (since you cant adjust it) but it is perfect. The reach of the drop is just right and the bend is way better than the ITM bar I have on my old Orca. The shape of the top of the bar is comfortable for seated climbing but I usually just ride on the hoods. The weight was decent (357 grams) and the finish is great. The look really compliments the modern lines of the Orca frame. Oh, and it's plenty stiff. I love it!
    2012 Orbea Orca Gold. SRAM Red, Rolf Prima Ares 4
    2007 Orbea Orca. SRAM Force, HED Ardennes
    2010 Masi Soulville. SRAM Apex, Ritchey, Fizik
    2014 Felt F65X 'Cross SRAM Rival / Apex Avid disc brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by joep721 View Post
    BunnV - That is one sweet bike. You have a great bike. Have fun and ride hard!
    Thanks joep721! I will have fun and ride as hard as I can!
    2012 Orbea Orca Gold. SRAM Red, Rolf Prima Ares 4
    2007 Orbea Orca. SRAM Force, HED Ardennes
    2010 Masi Soulville. SRAM Apex, Ritchey, Fizik
    2014 Felt F65X 'Cross SRAM Rival / Apex Avid disc brakes

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    Orbea or Not?

    Test rode a Madone 5.5-Sram Force, Cervelo S2 Ultegra Di2, Felt F6-105's, Specialized Tarmac Expert SL3-Ultegraand a Wilier Grand Turismo- Ultegra so far. Out of those so far it is a toss up between the Madone, Tarmac and the GT. Tomorrow I will be test riding an Orbea Orca Silver with Full Sram Red components. I saw several "not so assuring" posts about the warranty service and wondered if this has been resolved. I also wondered if anyone had any comparitive input between the Orca and any of the others I listed. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redhead View Post
    Test rode a Madone 5.5-Sram Force, Cervelo S2 Ultegra Di2, Felt F6-105's, Specialized Tarmac Expert SL3-Ultegraand a Wilier Grand Turismo- Ultegra so far. Out of those so far it is a toss up between the Madone, Tarmac and the GT. Tomorrow I will be test riding an Orbea Orca Silver with Full Sram Red components. I saw several "not so assuring" posts about the warranty service and wondered if this has been resolved. I also wondered if anyone had any comparitive input between the Orca and any of the others I listed. Thanks.
    Everyone here has already voted with their wallets for Orbea.

    If you search, you'll find people have had warranty issues with every brand you mentioned. Pick your poison and take your chances, but choose the one that grabs you the hardest. For me, the choice was clear (twice...this is my second Orca and I still have the first one).
    2012 Orbea Orca Gold. SRAM Red, Rolf Prima Ares 4
    2007 Orbea Orca. SRAM Force, HED Ardennes
    2010 Masi Soulville. SRAM Apex, Ritchey, Fizik
    2014 Felt F65X 'Cross SRAM Rival / Apex Avid disc brakes

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    I just got the 2013 orange/black orbea orca gold(team colour),with mavic carbon slr wheelset.Only put about 50 miles on it,love it so much.will post some pics later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnV View Post
    Yes, 970 SL. I actually have Red (Black) brakes on my old Orca. I was going to use those on my new frame but I found out that they aren't any lighter than my old Force brakes (just 2 grams). I've always been intrigued by the TRP's so I went for it on eBay. They are super light and look very well made. I also like that they were available in white which is a little different in this World of 'murdered out' flat black everything bikes. I like shiny stuff! I didn't even know about the new SRAM Red group when I bought the TRP's so if the new RED brakes are way better/lighter, I'll switch to those but I doubt it.
    nice bike ,i try to purchase the same pair of the trp brake at ebay,but no luck,Can u tell where to get one,thanks.BTW nice colour,i have a 2013 orange orca gold,love it so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myorbea View Post
    nice bike ,i try to purchase the same pair of the trp brake at ebay,but no luck,Can u tell where to get one,thanks.BTW nice colour,i have a 2013 orange orca gold,love it so much.
    There are lots of them on ebay!
    Here's one: TRP R970 SL CNC Lightweight Calipers Road Brake White | eBay
    2012 Orbea Orca Gold. SRAM Red, Rolf Prima Ares 4
    2007 Orbea Orca. SRAM Force, HED Ardennes
    2010 Masi Soulville. SRAM Apex, Ritchey, Fizik
    2014 Felt F65X 'Cross SRAM Rival / Apex Avid disc brakes

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    Just picked up

    This 2012 Orca on sale at my LBS. Just a few rides in, but so far so good.2013-01-22 10.54.11.jpg2013-01-27 12.21.36.jpg
    Last edited by franklinb965; 01-27-2013 at 10:47 AM.

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    Attachment 274475

    Here is another pic (if it shows up).

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