Orbea MTB Team XC Hardtail

4.2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $3799.00

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Johnny D a Cross Country Rider from Scottsdale, AZ

Date Reviewed: August 5, 2008

Strengths:    very lite frame, strong as hell , great geometry

Weaknesses:    none at the moment!

Bottom Line:   
Orbea is one of the best x-country bikes i´ve own,not very known around here,but great brand, been to very abusive use & it´s amazing how strongly built´s got.
Riding it is a pleasure is like the mercedes benz of mtb.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   cycle world

Similar Products Used:   cannondale f600 , trek 6000, gt zaskar

Bike Setup:   sram 9 , titec stem , easton handlebar , selle san marco seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David Yakaitis a Racer from Oakland

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2006

Strengths:    Weight, stiffness, geometry.

Weaknesses:    Its a hard tail.

Bottom Line:   
***This review is for the Carbon Alma*** I love to race this bike. Its geometry is nice for cornering and its stiffness is great for explosive out of the saddle climbs. Its head tube slack says 71.5 but it felt like less (more slack) w/ the fox 100 RLT. This bike does fine in rocky terrain given its stiffness. The issue is whether you want a light hard tail or the comfort of a full suspension. I am a bigger racer that does well in rockier terrain. My weaknesses are more in cornering therefore I prefer to use the a hardtail with a lower BB and the Orbea Alma is the way to go.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Older steel and ti hard tails.

Bike Setup:   Fox 100 RLT, SRAM, Magura, WTB wheels. XTR Cranks.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by noD a Cross Country Rider from Albuquerque, NM

Date Reviewed: February 23, 2006

Strengths:    Very light and compliant hardtail frame

Weaknesses:    Very light frame = very weak frame. Orbea "warranty" is essentially worthless

Bottom Line:   
I was real happy with this bike for the 4 months it did its job. The frame really absorbed the trail and it was fast. Then came the problem - the down tube developed a huge crease and folded on itself, right at the water bottle braze-on. There was no damage to the metal indicating a hit, just metal fatigue. So I stripped the parts and built up a FS Titus and sent the frame to Orbea to replace. The bike shop didn't think it would be a problem. Well, Orbea decided that since they couldn't explain how the problem occured, they weren't responsible. They sent the frame back to me so I could sit and look at it and get angry about it. Although I am now out $650, I guess it was a small price to pay to learn about the character of this fine company. I would recommend that if you are looking into buying an Orbea, that you plan on buying it without a warranty, because thats what I got.

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Favorite Trail:   Foothills

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Fat Tire

Similar Products Used:   Airborne Liberator, Niner Sir 9, Stumpjumper HT

Bike Setup:   XT/XTR drivetrain, Avid Mechanicals, Reba Team 85mm

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by isra gonzalez a Racer from chihuahua mexico

Date Reviewed: November 2, 2005

Strengths:    is very light an amazing climber, and when you go downhill is very smooth; the back of the frame is very flexible

Weaknesses:    none so far, but i have seen bikes with orbea graphics faded maybe too much sun where they store them

Bottom Line:   

This is a very light and fast race bike, you can make it climb rocks that you never imagine to climb, I pushed this bike to its limits and it amazed me, I am an aggressive rider and my orbea had never let me down, it help me trough all this race season ( I won a few first places thanks to this bike ) if you are a mtb xc racer you must try this bike, I don’t recommend it for big drops, and you may found it uncomfortable for long rides if you are not used to a hard tail.

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Favorite Trail:   creel

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $3000.00

Similar Products Used:   GT hardtail, giant nrs carbon, specialized epic, titus racer X

Bike Setup:   Thompson seat post and stem, shimano xt v-brakes, derailleur, crank; pro-taper carbon fiber handlebars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nod a Cross Country Rider from Albuquerque, NM

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2004

Strengths:    Light (sub 3 lb frame) Absorbant frame, climber, fast

Weaknesses:    Hard to use Mechanical Discs on rear, need to switch to V-Brakes or Hydraulics

Bottom Line:   
This is the fastest and most comfortable hardtail I've ever ridden. It's light and handles so smooth. You can manuver it where you need to go. It stays on the ground unless you want to get airborne. You could easily build this bike to a sub 20 lb race machine.

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Favorite Trail:   Any

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Fat Tire Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Giant XTC, Cannondale F600 & F900, Stumpjumper Team

Bike Setup:   Minute 2.0 Full XT Drivetrain, Avid Mechanical Brakes, Ritchey Tires

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