Orbea Occam TR and AM updated

Now plus compatible with more travel and modern geometry

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Orbea Occam TR 2018

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 compatible with both 27.5+ and 29er wheels.

Orbea Occam AM 2018

The Orbea Occam AM ups the travel, ditches the big wheels, and adds more aggressive geometry to the mix.

On the all mountain side, the Spanish bike maker is now offering the aptly named Occam AM. This 150mm travel rig comes equipped with 27.5×2.4 rubber and is not plus compatible.

Orbea Occam TR Geometry

The TR and AM are now available in four sizes for riders between 4’11″ and 6’6″.

Geometry

Both the TR and AM platforms have adopted the new longer/slacker geometry tends. On the TR, you have a 67.5-degree head angle, 431mm reach (size medium), and a 74-degree seat tube angle.

Occam AM Geometry 2018

The AM has a slightly steeper seat tube angle than the TR.

The AM shares similar top tube, seat tube, and bottom bracket measurements, although the headtube angle is a degree slacker. The goal was to keep both stack and reach measurements consistent across both models and their associated wheel sizes.

Orbea Occam AM

By eliminating the rear pivot, Orbea managed to cut a chunk of weight from the Occam.

Suspension

Both versions of the Occam now utilize a flexible seat stay suspension platform dubbed UFO. By eliminating the rear pivot, Orbea claims they’ve been able to shed 140g. More importantly, this configuration is said to require less maintenance, while offering better stiffness and acceleration.

Orbea Occam AM

Both models feature integrated downtube protectors, front derailleur compatibility, and ISCG 05 tabs.

Other Features

As you’d expect, the Occam now features boost hub spacing. There’s also room inside the front triangle for a water bottle and the option of running a front derailleur. Other details worth noting are the integrated downtube protection and ISCG 05 tabs.

Orbea Occam 2018

Prices for the Occam start around $2300.

Bottom Line

Prices for a complete Occam start at $2300. That nets you a RockShox Recon fork, Fox shock, and Shimano SLX drivetrain. For $3699, the Occam comes with a GX Eagle drivetrain, Shimano stoppers, and a Race Face dropper. At the top of the range for $8299, you can bring home a carbon frame decked with Kashima coated Fox suspension, a SRAM XX1 Eagle drivetrain, DT Swiss XMC wheels, and a healthy dose of carbon.

To learn more, visit www.orbea.com.

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