It's been a very long time since Orbea launched a TT bike. The Spain-based brand has had some struggles, both public and private, but has regrouped and launched a bike that belongs squarely with the rest of the next-generation tri bikes of their competitors. TriRig was present at the launch in Denver, Colorado, at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge during the Stage 7 Time Trial.
The BB86 frame is a departure for Orbea, who have been using BB30 more often as of late. Orbea and Shimano claim that this improves overall frame rigidity and lowers overall system weight.