Orbea Orca Silver/Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 Complete Bike - 2012 - $3,480.00

There is something tireless about Samuel Sanchez aboard his Orbea Orca. We don't know a soul who wouldn't want to attack climbs, slice descents, and mix it up in sprints the way the Euskatel-sponsored 2008 Olympic Champ does. Those are the ways you "win" those gentlemen rides with friends. Of course, if there's a way to achieve that kind of ProTour performance without having to either pay for a ProTour bike or contrive to get ourselves a contract with the Orange Armada out of the Basque Country, we'd give it serious consideration. This Orbea Orca Silver/Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 Complete Bike is that way.The Orca Silver shares geometry and frame shapes with the Orca Gold. There are the Attraction stays that help absorb road vibrations. There is the oversized bottom bracket shell. There are the aero fork legs that lead to the oversized crown race. There's the sleekly integrated seat post. And for those who love clean lines, there is internal cabling and an integrated front derailleur mount. And the Silver does it for much less bank and a mere 130g more weight, compared to the Gold.The group is Shimano Dura-Ace 7900. This is 7900 everywhere, not just the rear derailleur and shifters. You have the STI levers, the brakes, the derailleurs, the cranks, the chain, the cassette all Shimano's top-flight mechanical group. The shifting is activated by Gore cables running through Direct Cable Routing (DCR) co-developed by Orbea and Gore. The 7900 cassette is 12-25. The cranks have the compact bolt circle and 50/34 rings. You may have noticed the Orca Silver comes with a BB30 bottom bracket shell. Orbea is supplying FSA's BB30 adapter so that you'll have the ease of installation and ease of service with a Shimano Dura-Ace bottom bracket. Crank lengths are sized to the frame with 48 getting 170mm cranks, 51-53-55 getting 172.5mm, and 57-60 getting 175mm. The bike rolls on 700c Mavic Aksium wheels wrapped in Vittoria Diamante tires. - $3,480.00