Dec 19, 2003 8:09 AM
|Can any one tell me if these frames are any good? I am looking to purchase an ORCA Frame...|
|You'll be fine on this frame||innergel|
Dec 19, 2003 8:35 AM
|A riding partner of mine has one and loves it. They are a Spanish manufacturer who is ISO 9001 certified. This certification is an assurance of their quality in the manu process. FWIW, the Euskatel-Eusakdi team rides Orbea frames, although I don't think they ride the Orca.
Just make sure you are fit properly, blah, blah, blah. You know the drill on buying a new frame/bike.
Let us know how it turns out. They are beautiful frames.
|re: Orbea Frames||trek5900cyclist|
Dec 19, 2003 9:06 AM
|Team Jelly Belly rides Orca frames. At least thats what Ive seen them riding.|
|re: Orbea Frames||DMoore|
Dec 19, 2003 1:32 PM
|Indeed they are, and will be again next season. I'm on the Jelly Belly amateur team, and I'm waiting to order an Orca for myself. Orbea is even selling a "Team Jelly Belly" bike this year: Orca frame, Jelly Belly paint job, Campy Chorus gruppo.
I'm not aware that Orbea has made a carbon frame before now, so I can't be sure how good a job they'll do with the Orca. But they've had carbon forks and stays for some time now, and the Lobular Carbon I raced on this year (Al frame, carbon fork and seat stays) has been flawless. So I expect they'll do well with the Orca also.
|A+ all the way||xcmntgeek|
Dec 19, 2003 3:54 PM
|They're great IMHO, I've riden both they're road and mountain frames and they're great. For referance, I've been riding their XLR8R and Starship frames and I have a ORCA on order.|
|One thing about Orbeas.||the bull|
Dec 20, 2003 10:03 AM
|Is the integrated headset.
The bearings rest directly in the headtube.
If the race is damaged then the frame is trashed.
Unless you know someone that is a damn good with a dremel tool! :)