Orbea Occam is ready for trail and all the mountains

The redesigned Orbea Occam gets longer and more slack for trail jamming.

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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, durability and low weight in the new Occam. Rolling on 29-inch wheels and soaking up bumps with 14omm of rear travel – 140/150mm front (depending on fork setup) the new Occam is ready for all the mountain you can find.

What about the Shock?

Shock controls are easily reached while riding, while the suspension forces on the frame are minimized by the drive-side reinforcement. Orbea moved the bottle slightly to the left side of the frame, aiming to offset the weight of the drivetrain and giving the rider quick access to their hydration.

Available in Alloy and Carbon;

Orbea is clear with the idea of the new Occam, both the carbon and aluminum share the Occam name – thus share the similar features and the same level of design attention – The alloy frame is butted and hydroformed with smooth polished welds to match the dramatic look of the monocoque version. In addition to the aesthetic improvement, there is also an important functional advantage to working and smoothing the welds since these junctions are the highest stress points of the frame. Keeping the frame low weight, stiff and looking super clean.

The carbon frame is manufactured using the Orbea OMR carbon process and materials – the same as its other high-end carbon frame. The blending of high-modulus and high-strength carbon fibers creates a combination of stiffness, low weight, and durability.

Both Occam frames come with internal routing, threaded bottom brackets, molded frame protection, PM180mm brake mount, Enduro sealed bearings and Orbea Lifetime Warranty.

Geometry check:

The new Occam is what Orbea calls “pure trail” geometry: the reach is almost 2 cm longer, the head angle is slacker, the seat angle is steeper, chainstays are 5mm longer and the threaded bottom bracket is a bit lower – long and low.

Pricing:

Orbea offers the Occam in a wide range of build options – with prices starting from $3000 in alloy for H20 with SRAM- NX Eagle or Shimano SLX/XT and $3500 for H10 with Shimano XT.

Carbon bikes start at $4000 with the M30 Shimano SLX build, up to $8000 for the top Occam M-LTD carbon model with Shimano XTR 12-speed.

Get your Occam customized:

The new Occam is available through MyO, so you can design the bike you need for your style of riding. Fork and shock options, aluminum or carbon wheels, brake selection, different stem lengths, matte or gloss colors that you select can all be part of the package. Choose a Kabolt axle and a different saddle, even add a power meter – it’s up to you.

For more info on the new Orbea Occam – razor over too: Orbea.com

 


About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


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