The Orbea model line starts at the Orbea Alma hardtail mountain bike, Orbea’s ideal combination of low weight, pedaling stiffness, and surprising handling ability. It overall offers up a lighter-weight and more efficient frame, Boost hub spacing for up to 2.4” 29er tires, and a new full-carbon Spirit rigid fork option for a lightweight, snappy ride. To ensure consistent handling for all rider-heights, Small and Medium Almas are designed around a 27.5” wheel, while Medium through XL are designed around 29” wheels. Orbea continues to prove there’s a place for great riding hardtail mountain bikes, and the new Alma is one of the most advanced race bikes around.
The all-new 2019 Orbea Oiz (pronounced “oh-eeth”) is built for pure speed, utilizing 29” wheels and a choice of 100mm or 120mm travel. It is built around Boost spacing, allowing for big 2.4” tires, and additional wheel stiffness. At a minimal weight penalty over a hardtail, the new Orbea Oiz will quicken even the smoothest ride, thanks to efficient, light-weight full travel suspension. Orbea further enhances performance by its use of UFO, a pivotless carbon rear triangle that offers extreme lateral stiffness with controlled, engineered flex to match the suspension path, featured on every model. Choose the Oiz XC, and it’s fast race bike first and foremost. Choose the Oiz TR, with 120mm travel, wider tires, and a dropper post, and you have a bike that is surprisingly capable all over the trail.
Not to be outdone, the Orbea Occam trail/all-mountain bike comes as versatile as they can be. It starts with two different frame geometries, and three wheel sizes; Occam AM being a 150mm travel 27.5 inch all-mountain bike Occam TR is a 130mm travel 29 inch or 27.5 inch + trail bike. Like the Oiz, it uses their UFO pivotless rear triangle that provides almost 25mm of flex, and cuts 150g from the frameset weight, to just 1990g for a frame and hardware. The Occam features the typical “long reach, short chainstays, steep seat tube, slack head tube” that is making bikes more and more capable, but it combines it with aluminum models like the Orbea Occam AM H30, and ultralight carbon fiber models like the Orbea Occam TR M10 that are suited for just about any kind of riding.
The Orbea Rallon (pronounced “ray-YONE”) long travel 29″ mountain bike features an asymmetric front triangle that, leaving the shock exposed on the other side. While it looks impressive, Orbea did this to increase front triangle stiffness in an effort to improve shock performance and cornering ability. Boasting 150mm of rear travel (and 160mm front travel) through Orbea’s own ‘Advance Dynamics’ four bar linkage suspension design, models such as the Orbea Rallon M10 is designed to help limit the disruption of the shock with braking forces combined with a high pivot point and a claimed improvement in both progressiveness and linear suspension action over the previous Rallon design, achieving this with a collaboration with suspension experts Fox. Neat features like a threaded bottom bracket, an integrated downtube protector, and the ability to run 180mm make this an excellent choice for when the going gets rough.
From entry level to exotic high end, Orbea has the whole spectrum of mountain bikes covered. Each are quintessential Orbea mountain bikes, tuned for Basque country mountains.