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Travis McCabe's UnitedHealthcare Orbea Orca Aero - Gallery

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Travis McCabe's Orbea Orca Aero

Travis McCabe's Orbea Orca Aero (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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The Orbea Orca Aero uses an aero seat post

The Orbea Orca Aero uses an aero seat post (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Another look at the rear triangle

Another look at the rear triangle (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 wheels are paired with Maxxis Velocita Prototype tyres

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 wheels are paired with Maxxis Velocita Prototype tyres (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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A port at the head of the down tube allows entry for the internal cable routing

A port at the head of the down tube allows entry for the internal cable routing (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Cable routing for the rear brake runs through the top tube of the frameset

Cable routing for the rear brake runs through the top tube of the frameset (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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K-Edge provides United Healthcare with a colour-coordinated chain catcher

K-Edge provides United Healthcare with a colour-coordinated chain catcher (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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A closer look at the rear dropouts

A closer look at the rear dropouts (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Kogel provides the Pro Continental squad with ceramic bottom bearings

Kogel provides the Pro Continental squad with ceramic bottom bearings (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Like many aero framesets, a wide stance forks allows air to flow between the wheel and fork legs, as well as around

Like many aero framesets, a wide stance forks allows air to flow between the wheel and fork legs, as well as around (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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A look at the front end of McCabe's bike

A look at the front end of McCabe's bike (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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McCabe raced with the number 1 on his number plate at the USA national criterium championships in June

McCabe raced with the number 1 on his number plate at the USA national criterium championships in June (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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The Orca Aero frameset hugs the rear wheel to improve aerodynamics

The Orca Aero frameset hugs the rear wheel to improve aerodynamics (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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United Healthcare's team bikes use Tacx Deva bottle cages

United Healthcare's team bikes use Tacx Deva bottle cages (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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The frameset features internal cable routing for the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 groupset

The frameset features internal cable routing for the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 groupset (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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The Orca Aero fork crown is integrated into the top tube of the frame

The Orca Aero fork crown is integrated into the top tube of the frame (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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Prologo provides the United Healthcare bikes with handlebar tape

Prologo provides the United Healthcare bikes with handlebar tape (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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The Orbea Orca Aero features direct mount Shimano Dura-Ace brakes front and rear

The Orbea Orca Aero features direct mount Shimano Dura-Ace brakes front and rear (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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An aero top cap is used, with matching aero spacers also available if needed

An aero top cap is used, with matching aero spacers also available if needed (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)
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The Orbea Orca Aero shares several design features with other class-leading aero framesets

The Orbea Orca Aero shares several design features with other class-leading aero framesets (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)

Travis McCabe lined up for UnitedHealthcare at the US nationals back in June, looking to defend his men's elite criterium title, as well as competing in the men's elite road race.

While the 2018 championships didn't see the success of last year, the team will be satisfied with UnitedHealthcare riders finishing in the top ten in the men's elite road race, women's elite road race and women's elite time trial.

For the championships, McCabe lined up on the new Orbea Orca Aero, which has been raced on in numerous WorldTour races this season through French Pro Continental team Vital Concept.

While Vital Concept have been racing using the Di2 version of the latest Shimano Dura-Ace groupset, UnitedHealthcare runs mechanical Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 components.

The Orbea Orca Aero frameset accommodates direct mount brakes, with United Healthcare using Maxxis Velocita Prototype tyres in conjunction with Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series wheels.

Finishing kit is a combination of components from FSA and Prologo, while ceramic bearings specialists Kogel provides the team with a low friction bottom bracket.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Travis McCabe's Orbea Orca Aero.

Frameset: Orbea Orca Aero
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9110 Direct Mount
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9110 Direct Mount
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 with Pioneer power meter
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Bottom bracket: Kogel BB386EVO
Wheelset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 C60 Tubular
Tyres: Maxxis Velocita Prototype, tubular
Handlebars: FSA SL-K New Ergo 420mm
Stem: FSA SLK SL-K 120mm
Tape/grips: Prologo
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Prologo Nack 14
Seat post: Orbea Orca Aero
Bottle cages: Tacx Deva