Orbea Occam XC Full Suspension

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 26.20 lbs

Product Description

The front triangle is made up of hydroformed aluminum, while the rear triangle shares the carbon bike’s monocoque alloy swingarm and oversize pivot. This design allows Orbea to use tidy 16.65” chainstays that eliminate the sluggish feel of many full suspension bikes. The Occam’s 4.75” of travel is enough for roughest trails and the light weight and responsiveness make it a great everyday choice.

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SpokeMurderer a Cross Country Rider from Darwin Australia

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2010

Strengths:    Very Responsive. Exelent on Light Downhill and masters trails. plenty of travel for peace of mind. i find that the rear swing arm design allows for minimum bob when climbing without lock out.

Weaknesses:    Standard Shimano hubs are a let down but i upgraded my wheels to a sealed bearing for peace of mind when jumping.

Bottom Line:   
Good value for money. Strong design. a great bike to ride

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Favorite Trail:   Charles Darwin

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   NT Elite Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Giant Trance, Specialized Stupjumper, Specialized Enduro, Specialized FSR XC

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by donalfitterer a Cross Country Rider from Ithaca, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2009

Strengths:    Beautiful looks, Full XT 4" travel

Weaknesses:    Tires not suited for muddy conditions, supporting documentation worthless

Bottom Line:   
It is a good bike and I am glad I bought it. I am not sure I am faster, but I am not as tired after a 2 hour ride and my shoulders don't hurt. Some of the log obstacles are easier while some are not. Steering isn't as quick as my Seven but going over roots is much easier now. Pedal strikes are a problem but I am learning. Rooted technical climbs are easier, but of course smooth climbs are not.

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Favorite Trail:   Shindagin

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   Swan Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Previous bike custom Seven Cycles Ti hardtail

Bike Setup:   Stock

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

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Occam 29er VS Horsethief - make no sense right?

I ride a 2012 spearfish 2 for couple yrs now, I'm 6'2 200 lb XC rider, not a racer and not aggressive, No jumps or drops, Ride NC and VA trails. Spearfish is fun fast and I enjoy the ride, seeing a lot of them with frame/cracks issues and that get me thinking...it's only a matter of time for me : ... Read More »

Orbea Occam or Alma

i am seriously considering an Orbea Alma M50 (small which comes with 650b wheels). a few weeks ago, i was out on some demo rides and rode the Orbea Rallon. I can't remember for sure but i thought the Orbea rep said the Occam will be coming out with a 650b in the next few months. Has anyone heard ... Read More »

Orbea Occam, a little headset help please...!?

So I'm getting a Occam next week and I will like to have the parts ready when she arrives.. The problem is that I want to run my old Maverick DUC32 fork on it and requires a 1 1/8" bottom race. Basically I need a 1 1/8" top 1.5 bottom integrated headset with a 1 1/8" bottom race. [ATTACH=CONF ... Read More »

Orbea Occam v Devinci Atlas v Lapierre XR or X-Control v. the mainstream competition

I'm looking for a playful short travel XC FS 29er bike, under $3K. I like what I have read about these guys, Plus they are good lookers. Of course then there are the big brands, always interested in bang for buck. Any thoughts?Read More »

Orbea Occam 650b... errr 27.5?

So there's no Orbea forum on here, but I was wondering if anyone wanted to speculate about the possibility that Orbea will release an Occam 650b? I know I'd be in line to by one if that day ever arrives. Anyone have any connections that can shed light on whether this is pure speculation or close ... Read More »

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