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  1. For Sale
    Fox DHX2 Factory Trunnion 2-Position FORK Fox 38 Float Factory 160 Grip2 CRANK e*thirteen Race Carbon 160mm HEADSET OC Key Holder HANDLEBAR Race Face Next R 35 20mm Rise 800mm STEM Race Face Aeffect R 35mm interface SHIFTERS Shimano XTR M9100 BRAKES Shimano XTR M9120Hydraulic Disc CASSETTE...
  2. Drivetrain
    Hi! i need help choosing the correct oval chainring for my bike. I have an Orbea Alma H30 2020, xc bike, which has an Orbea brand crankset. This brand of crankset ive been told is not supported by absolute black. I took apart the crankset and noticed its very similar to SRAM cranksets but im not...
  3. What Bike to Buy
    Trying to decide between these bikes: GT Sensor Sport 29" Bike 2021 - $2200 - Wait time 8-9 weeks Orbea Occam H30 Bike 2021 - $2600 - Wait time 4-5 weeks Devinci Troy Deore 12s Bike 2021 - $2800 - Available Only reason I'm considering the Devinci is because they aren't sold out. Do they cost...
  4. General Discussion
    Orbea Occam is ready for the trail and all the mountains The most striking feature of the new Occam is the asymmetrical frame design. During the development of the new frame, Orbea took inspiration from the form and function of its successful Rallon to create the balance of stiffness...
  5. General Discussion
    Trails were bursting with fragrant lupine at mid-elevations above Ketchum, Idaho's basecamp for Impact Sun Valley, the inaugural Crank Tank bicycle media event. Cycling scribes from various outlets arrived to test a train of new bicycles and gear, top-notch products designed to maximize on and...
  6. General Discussion
    Orbea is familiar with the demands of cross country racing and how tracks have evolved. Riders are facing more technical features and steeper lung busting climbs that demand the evolution of cross country bikes and design. Orbea's go-to race machine the Oiz has two world championships under its...
  7. 29er Bikes
    Meet Jordan. He likes sunsets, sushi, and long walks on the beach. He's looking for a new 29er trail bike to start a lasting relationship with. Meet Jordan. Jordan is a cross-country dork. He's got a huge engine, owns a power meter, understands the difference between watts and waffles, and...
  8. Full Suspension Bikes
    The new Orbea Occam TR is a versatile trail bike that comes in either 29er or plus wheel configurations. For 2018, the Orbea Occam is available in two different frame options. On the trail side, they offer the TR. This bike comes equipped with an 130mm fork and 120mm of rear travel. It's...
  9. 29er Bikes
    This bike's turn in was not sluggish at all and it loved to carve on faster more twisty trails. Editor's Note: Mtbr welcomes longtime forum member Kent Robertson to the front page. Kent - or KRob - has been riding and evaluating bikes for two decades. This year, he and testing partner Ben...
  10. 29er Bikes
    Let's face it, when buying a new bike price is always a factor. This is even more true for the beginner looking to upgrade from their "starter" bike. The hardcore enthusiast may complain about the never ending cycle of new technologies that seem to come out every other month, but one benefit is...
  11. 29er Bikes
    As XC race courses have grown more technical, most manufacturers have responded by slackening geometries and increasing frame travel. While these changes have helped from a descending and endurance perspective, many purists lament the effect they've had on raw speed. Rather than following...
  12. General Discussion
    While the term cross country may bring to mind grueling fire road climbs and spandex, modern cross country races now feature technical descents and challenging obstacles. As a result, we've seen a number of the world's best migrate over to full suspension bikes and use dropper posts at selective...
  13. Orbea
    The Orbea Oiz is a proven winner. This year, a smattering of updates make it an even better choice for hardcore racers. The Orbea Oiz was first released in 2005 and has since won two world titles under Catharine Pendrel. It's also racked up a number of World Cup podiums with the Luna Pro Team...
  14. 29er Bikes
    Orbea Occam 27.5 rear quarter (click to enlarge). Update: June 29, 2016 Now that this bike is available in the US, we wanted to update this story to refresh folks on the glorious bikes Orbea introduced last year. Learning key lessons from their very capable 160mm travel Orbea Rallon, the Occam...
  15. Misc Components
    We love covering the latest and greatest, but the truth is, most of us can't afford to drop 10 large on a mountain bike. Below is our list of 2015 products that offered the best bang for the buck. This 27.5" rim from Easton weighs 425g for the 24mm version, 475g for the 27mm, and 490g for...
  16. General Discussion
    Our recent round up of 13 new mountain bikes under $3000 was a very popular article and an indication that mountain bikers are looking for help finding great bikes at a great price. But what about the absolute beginner mountain biker that is looking to buy their first "real" mountain bike but...
  17. 27.5
    The Loki can handle rowdy terrain (click to enlarge). Introduction It's been a few years since I've sold my former favorite bikes in the world, the Santa Cruz Highball and the Niner SIR9 singlespeed. Riding styles change and I went from cross country and singlespeed racer to and trail rider...
  18. 27.5
    Pendrel is the reigning World Cup Champion (2x)! (click to enlarge) Canadian pro mountain biker Catharine Pendrel is the reigning Elite XC World Champion and rides for the Luna Chix Pro-Cycling team. Her bike of choice is the Orbea Oiz featured here. The Oiz is unique in that it is available...
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