Up close with the new Orbea Ordu

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Video profile on the recently released Orbea Ordu

It has been a busy time in recent weeks, where new bling carbon is concerned.

We have featured new bike releases from Orbea, Kú Cycle, SCOTT, REAP and Canyon, with no doubt more brands looking to update their latest super-bikes as we head into the 2021 season. Unlike 2020, fingers crossed there is a racing season ahead…

The first of those brands listed above, saw Orbea (www.orbea.com) completely redesign their Ordu model, to what we think is the fifth incarnation bearing that title, since it made its debut in 2006. The new bike is totally new, and far from simply a refresh and new paint job.

Further to that launch article, here is a video that gives some more insight into what has changed featuring British Pro athlete, Caroline Livesey (www.carolinelivesey.co.uk). Caroline was the winner last year of the Canadaman Xtreme Triathlon, where after 12 hours her victory margin was just 10 seconds.

YouTube video

While Caroline is an Orbea sponsored athlete, the video content here certainly helps highlight some of the features of the bike and changes versus the previous model. That, if the Ordu is on your potential future shopping list, should help add additional context to the extensive gallery and launch article we previously published.

There’s no doubting that top tier triathlon bikes are not cheap these days, but with the range-topping Ordu M10i LTD ** retailing at £7,999 in the UK, that is significantly below the highest priced offerings from many out there. It’s over to you to decide what you consider value. Enjoy the video.

(** When purchased in frameset module form (£3,099), it’s known as the Ordu OMX)

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