It was a class act that simply needed updating. Orbea have been timely in launching the successor to the 27.5” wheel Rallon and it comes in perfect tradition with 29″ wheels and all the angles that we’d expect of their flagship 150mm enduro bike.
Words and Images: Ieuan Williams
Action: Matt Wragg
With the Orbea Rallon in size XL for this trip it was very clear that a lot of work has gone into making sure the size was bang up to date. With the 485 mm reach and 800 mm Race Face bars there is a great feel to the cockpit whilst keeping the standover and seat tube length as low as possible. With the ability to fit 170 mm dropper posts there really is no need for these high seat towers so it’s great to see this being put into practice.
Other important measurements include the bottom bracket which has two heights – 343 mm in low and 336 mm in the even lower setting, this also changes the head angle from 65.5 degrees in low to 65 degrees in lower. It’s jumping off the sheet even by the numbers.