Friday, March 26, 2010
Orbea Alma 29er
Everyone should want this bike? Light and Fun.
From our belief in the alternative geometry, and being first in the industry to introduce a monocoque carbon 29er, this high-end carbon race machine combines the advantages of a 29” configuration in a hard tail set-up with a built-to-win spec. More angular momentum for greater traction, increased stability at higher speeds in the corners, smoothing out the washboards and superior capability to roll over the obstacles, are some of the advantages of the 29” wheel diameter. The sleek, monocoque carbon fiber lay-up takes Toray M30S and T700 carbon fibers and positions them in the fabrication process to balance stiffness and agility where the rider needs them most. The innovative shape of the front triangle optimizes power transfer and handling, while the longer chainstays and 4-point rear triangle provide passive suspension and torsional stiffness not found in a conventional rear triangle. Refined glossy natural carbon laminate and silver paint reflect the bling of the build with full Shimano XTR componentry, Rock Shox Reba 29er fork and Mavic Crossmax 29 wheels.