This week we're reviewing Fort Collins resident and UHC professional cyclist, Gavin Mannion's 2018 Orbea Orca Aero as photographed by Reese Ruhland. Gavin just finished the Tour of Utah and raced the aero Orca in the uphill prologue and will be racing it again this week in the Colorado Classic uphill Vail Pass time-trial.  In Utah, Gavin was within striking distance of the podium (7th and 38 seconds) through stage 4 but ultimately finished in 40th place. 


The Build

Frame: 52cm Orbea Orca Aero, Weight ~ 16.5lbs

Fork: Orbea Orca Aero

Front derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace -mechanical

Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace 11speed -mechanical

Brake levers: Shimano Dura Ace

Brakes: Shimano Dura Ace

Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace -mechanical

Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace

Cassette gearing: 11speed 11-28

Bottom Bracket: Kogel

Cranks: Shimano Dura Ace 165mm

Chainrings: 55,42

Power Meter: Pioneer

Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace

Chain: Shimano Dura Ace

Front Hub: Shimano Dura Ace

Front Rim: Shimano Dura Ace (60mm for the race)

Front Tire: Maxxis Campione Tubulars for the race, Refuse for training

Rear Hub: Shimano Dura Ace

Rear Rim: Shimano Dura Ace 60mm for the race)

Rear Tire: Maxxis Campione Tubulars for the race, Refuse for training

Saddle: Prologo TT

Stem: FSA, 130mm as pictured 140mm for the race

Bars: FSA 40mm

Seatpost:  Orbea

Computer: Pioneer

Computer mount: K-Edge