Big wheels are faster. Its a fact. Combine big wheels with 150mm travel and enduro focussed geometry and you've got a bike which will make easy work of even the most demanding trails. The Rallon puts itself up against the likes of the Santa Cruz Hightower LT as a bike just as suited to enduro races as it is to big days out on technical terrain - a section of the market which seems to be growing and growing.
Frame wise, the Orbea Rallon ticks all the boxes on the big bike wish list. The 'longer, lower, slacker' mantra of enduro bike geometry has been enthusastically adopted, with the numbers implying oodles of control, stability and grip. The Rallon's linkage also employs a handy geometry chip - a must have feature on any enduro bike - allowing the bottom bracket to drop a further 7mm and the head angle to rake out another 0.5 degrees. Storage is a big deal in enduro bikes - with the current trend being to store as little on your back as possible. In response to this, the Orbea Rallon has a roomy asymmetric frame design, with plenty of space for a large bottle, and comes with a frame pack which sits neatly above the bottom bracket - perfect for storing tubes, tools or trail snacks.
The M-Team build kit has super-bike level specs, making for a high performance race machine. A fox factory DPX2 shock keeps things planted at the back, while Facotry 36 forks ensure predictable and consistent front end grip. Transmission is covered by a 12 speed XO1 Eagle , meaning shifting is crisp and reliable. The 30mm wide DT Swiss E-1501 wheelset has the strength and stiffness to deal with the rigours of enduro racing, while giving you plenty of options to run wider tyres.
- Fox Factory DPX2 Shock
- Fox Performance 36 Fork
- SRAM GX/XO1 Eagle Drivetrain
- Shimano XT Brakes
- DT Swiss E1900 Wheels