Proven on the world stage — Orbea Ordu Gold
When we designed the Ordu Gold, we knew that we wanted a bike with supreme aerodynamic qualities. However, invisibility to the wind is only one concern for a bicycle meant for top level competition. The Ordu is also designed to be stiff enough to resist torsional flex when you apply power to the pedals. This twofold efficiency — aerodynamic and power transmission — is what makes it a strategic weapon in the race against the clock.
This balance of priorities is what we call AIZonE. And it gives you a bike meant for speed in every way possible. The Ordu Gold is the perfect bike for racers like Andrew Starykowicz, one of our pro triathletes and a man well known for his power on the bike. It has been ridden to victory twice in the Hawaii Ironman in recent years, and it’s the bike that Sammy Sanchez and his Euskaltel-Euskadi teammates use in the time trial stages of the grand tours. To ensure maximum performance, we build the Ordu Gold with our ultra-high modulus Gold level carbon fiber. The result is a bike with supreme strength and stiffness at a minimum weight.
We use Monocoque molding technology to build the Ordu in the same way that we build our Orca road bikes. It’s a labor intensive process, but we can ensure a stronger, more durable bike frame since it’s built as one piece. The frame structure has fibers running continuously through the all the joints and intersections. This helps distribute the normal stresses throughout each of the tubes, decreasing the chance for failure. It’s also how we can create the distinctive tube shapes. Monocoque allows us the freedom to make a statement with Orbea design. The Ordu also features our SSN (size specific nerve) technology to ensure the same comfort and performance characteristics across the size range. To do this, we make each frame size with its own specific lay-up schedule and tube dimensions.
We integrate drag reduction into every detail on the Ordu. You’ll see that all of the cables route internally, and every tube has been manipulated to minimize the frontal surface area and to smooth airflow over the bike. In addition to being slippery into the wind, the Ordu commands attention with its striking, planar design. To achieve an optimum range of fit for each size, we developed Co-linear seat tube geometry for the Ordu. This allows adjustments to be made for seat height while maintaining the fore-aft relationship with regards to reach to the handlebars. We do this while still arcing the seat tube around the rear tire. The solution is our upper seat tube section that is built with a 75 ° angle. An optimum fit is easy to find with the dual position Ordu seatpost. We offer it in two versions — 74°/76° or 78°/80° — selectable in MyO.