2013 Orbea Occam Revealed

29er Cross Country Video

Last month, Catharine Pendrel rode a prototype Orbea full-suspension bike to victory in the World Cup, Mont-Sainte-Anne. Today, the bike was revealed at Orbea’s headquarters in Spain and the mtbr crew has been busy relaying us all the details.

What we have is the 2013 Occam and it comes in 29er and 26er format. Orbea has been busy reinventing the company over the last decade and they have overhauled their R&D and testing capabilities to produce better mountain bikes. This Occam is the result of many efforts over the last three years and they are determined to make their mark on the high-end mountain bike landscape.

We are getting more details at the moment but what we know is the 29er is a 100 mm travel bike front and rear. Head angle is 69 degrees and seat angle is 73. BB height is a low 12.87 inches.

2013 Occam 29 Specs (Click for more detail)

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Occam 29 Geometry Chart

SM/16.5″ MD/18.5″ LG/20.5″
Seat Tube 420 (16.54″) 470 (18.50″) 520 (20.47″)
Top Tube (EFF) 577 (22.72″) 612 (24.09″) 639 (25.16″)
Head Tube 110 (4.33″) 120 (4.72″) 135 (5.31″)
Chainstay 445 (17.52″) 445 (17.52″) 445 (17.52″)
BB Offset 44 (1.73″) 44 (1.73″) 44 (1.73″)
BB Height 327 (12.87″) 327 (12.87″) 327 (12.87″)
Wheelbase 1098 (43.23″) 1133 (44.61″) 1161 (45.71″)
Head Angle 70º/69º 70º/69º 70º/69º
Seat Angle 74º/73º 74º/73º 74º/73º
Standover 704 (27.72″) 730 (28.74″) 746 (29.37″)
Reach 402 (15.83″) 435 (17.13″) 458 (18.03″)
Stack 608 (23.94″) 618 (24.33″) 632 (24.88″)
Fork Length 501/521 (100/120mm travel) 501/521 (100/120mm travel) 501/521 (100/120mm travel)

All metric measurements are in mm unless otherwise specified

2013 Occam 29 Pricing

Occam 29 Silver Frameset + Fox Float CTD Boost Valve Remote w/Kashima:  $2,899
Occam 29 Silver Frameset + Fox Float CTD:  $2,599
Occam 29 S10:  $6,999
Occam 29 S30:  $5,999
Occam 29 S40:  $4,999
Occam 29 S50:  $3,899
Occam 29 Hydro Frameset + Fox Float CTD Boost Valve Remote w/Kashima:  $1,999
Occam 29 Hydro Frameset + Fox Float CTD:  $1,699
Occam 29 H10:  $4,499
Occam 29 H20:  $3,399
Occam 29 H30:  $2,599

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