Orbea Reviews and News


Orbea Alma XC race bike first look

While most XC race bikes are getting slacker and more trail worthy, Orbea’s latest remains a purebred XC whippet.

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The most exciting new XC bikes of 2016 (so far)

In recent years, cross country race courses have become more technical. To help give their athletes a competitive edge, a number of brands are launching bikes that are more capable of tackling technical terrain. Check out the most versatile new XC bikes released this year.

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New Orbea Oiz XC race bike gets stiffer and lighter

The Orbea Oiz has proven itself as a competitor with numerous podium finishes and titles to its name. For 2017, this proven formula has received major updates to increase stiffness and reduce weight.

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Orbea Occam 27.5 and 29er first ride

Known for lust-worthy road bikes, Orbea broke the mtb ice last year with the rowdy, enduro-ready Rallon. With everything they learned about mtb geometry, they merged that with their carbon expertise to create the trail ready Occam.

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Best new value priced products of 2015

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 or 3k on an electronic shifting drivetrain. Here is our list of 2015 products that offered the best bang for the buck.

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Round up: Best value mountain bikes under $1000

27 interesting options for the entry level rider on a tight budget from brands like Trek, Specialized, Giant, Cannondale, GT, BMC, Scott, Rocky, KHS, Kona, Marin and more.

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Round up: Hot, new Plus mountain bikes for 2016

A look at some of the newest mountain bikes with Plus size tires from brands like Cannondale, Ellsworth, Foes, Fuji, Haro, Jamis, KHS, Marin, Norco and more.

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First Look: Orbea Loki 27.5+ hardtail

Orbea has made the transition from road bike company, XC specialists and and now All Mountain experts. With the Rallon, Occam and now the Loki, they’ve created a family of bikes that are truly fun to ride.

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Sea Otter: Catharine Pendrel’s Orbea Oiz World Championship race bike

A close-up look at the 2x and reigning World Champion’s ultimate race rig featuring electronic shifting and suspension control.

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First Look: Orbea Oiz full-suspension XC race bike

Spanish bike maker offers new whip in 27.5 and 29er platforms.

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Compare-O Bottom Line: Orbea Rallon’s brings punk rock attitude to the enduro party

Orbea’s 160mm-travel Rallon throws down some serious Euro-trash punk rock on our Enduro Compare-O.

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Compare-O First Look: Orbea Rallon

Engineered to dominate the Enduro World Series circuit, the all-aluminum Orbea Rallon features 27.5-inch wheels and 160mm of travel with adjustable geometry

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First Look: Orbea Rallon Breaks Away with 160mm of Tuned BOS Suspension

Orbea has been known for road bikes and cross country bikes. But with this new 27.5 long travel bike, they will soon be a force in the All Mountain arena.

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2013 Orbea Occam Revealed

Mtbr Visits Orbea and Test Rides the New Occam 29 After 3 years of development, Orbea unveiled their Occam 29 full suspension bike. Orbea is located in Spain, in the heart of Basque country. We were privileged to be invited to their launch venue and enjoy the full Basque hospitality. It was quite evident that […]

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Orbea prototype full suspension wins in Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup

Introduction by Francis Cebedo: Last weekend, Catharine Pendrel won at the 5th round of the World Cup in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada using a protytype Orbea full suspension bike.  The bike is interesting as it’s a full suspension 26er in this arena where 29er hardtails are taking most of the wins in the mens and women’s fields. Catharine […]

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LUNA Pro Katerina Nash at Orbea Rallon Launch in Puerto Rico

ORBEA has chosen Marla Streb’s signature trail park, Singletrack Jungle at ToroVerde Adventure Park in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, as the site for their global launch of the 2011 Rallon MTB Series. Marla, Team LUNA Chix Pro Katerina Nash, and 10 to 15 industry magazine editors will be riding and testing these sweet new Rallon 30 […]

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