RALLON.

Time flies, it slips away and we can never have enough of it. What would you do with a little extra? We can’t turn back the clock on a misspent youth but the speed of the new Rallon gives you a few precious seconds to write your own story on the mountain.
Grab a few extra raspy breaths at the top of the climb. Whip instead of tuck. Knock your buddy off the leader board. Take the fun line instead of the easy line. Pull a snack from your pack or post a pic to instagram.
Sometimes a few seconds can seem like all the time in the world.

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TECHNOLOGY

Time flies, it slips away and we can never have enough of it. What would you do with a little extra? We can’t turn back the clock on a misspent youth but the speed of the new Rallon gives you a few precious seconds to write your own story on the mountain.
Grab a few extra raspy breaths at the top of the climb. Whip instead of tuck. Knock your buddy off the leader board. Take the fun line instead of the easy line. Pull a snack from your pack or post a pic to instagram.
Sometimes a few seconds can seem like all the time in the world.

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DISCOVER IT.

  • ENDURO WORLD SERIES

    1. Nevados de Chillan, Chile | 19–20 April

    2. Tweedlove Festival, Scotland UK | 30 May–1 June

    3. Enduro Series Valloire, France | 21–22 June

    4. Super Enduro La Thuille, Italy | 13–14 July

    5. Colorado Freeride Festival, Winterpark CO, USA | 26–27 July

    6. Crankworx Whistler, BC Canada | 9–10 August

    7. Super Enduro Finale Ligure, Italy | 4–5 October

Advance Dynamics.

Advanced Dynamics simulates the interactions between the bike and rider to create suspension that performs in all conditions and terrain.
Advanced Dynamics is the heart of every orbea suspension bike. It is a process we developed in conjunction with CEIT (Technological Research and Studies Center of Gipuzkoa, Basque Country) that allows us to model and test our suspension platforms.
Using a vast database of shock tunes and component behaviors we can study a design under a virtual rider that exerts forces on the pedals, saddle and handlebars. We can shape the simulations to evaluate different variables – rider height, weight, riding style – on different tracks. even tire pressures can be tested and recorded before a welding torch is lit.
This virtual test process allows us to optimize our suspension designs before the prototyping and field testing phases. When the tires finally hit the dirt we can focus instead on fine-tuning damper characteristics and spring curves with our expert suspension partners. This is the obsessive tinkering that turns a good bike into a great one.
The result is a dynamic suspension system that is tuned for variable trail conditions with a leverage rate curve that is specifically matched to the spring and damper. Advanced Dynamics transforms virtual designs into real, highly-refined machines. Bikes for demanding riders that are faster, more fun to ride and far beyond ordinary."

 

Leverage curve and travel.

Linear/Progressive Curve. Offers maximum tuning capability with 10% progression to help suspension ride higher and recover faster.
Extreme sensitivity. Small bump compliance for optimum traction in flat turns and washboard terrain.
Maximum progressivity at full travel. Limits bottom out forces to frame, suspension and rider.
High Pivot Point. Great DH performance with improvements in pedaling efficiency due to natural anti-squad.

 

Next Level Suspensions.

Collaborative input. Modified extensively from R3 and early prototypes refined with input from BOS and Fox.

 

Pure Enduro Geometry.

Slack head angle: 66.5º/66º (adjustable) > Great stability at speed through rough terrain.
Low bottom bracket. 14mm/21mm lower than previous Rallon > Corners naturally with low center of gravity.
Short chainstays. 420mm > Agility and maneurability especially at low speeds
Long cockpit. 11mm longer effective top tube, 25mm longer reach from R3 > Optimum balance and weight distribution.
Long wheelbase. 40mm longer than R3 > Better stability at high speeds.
Forward pedaling position. 75º/74.5º > Better pedaling position even with generous SAG.
Adjustable geo. A simple rotation of the shock mount pin drops the BB 7mm and slackens angles by 5º.

 

27'5".

Choosing 27.5” - Testing with Simon Andre, Orbea Méribel Enduro Crew Rider
Decisions – “With 160mm rear travel and the aggressive geometry we desired, we limited our choice to 26 or 27.5. We were intrigued by 29 but decided that big wheels with this combination of travel, short chainstays and a versatile chaindrive (1, 2 or 3 by 10 or 11 gears) would require too many compromises to be practical.
Choosing 27.5” – “Testing the first two prototypes, we quickly became proponents of the 27.5 wheel. On technical sections the bikes were very close and in braking sections we had similar sensations from both sizes, but the 27.5 bike felt faster and more controlled in both wide open and rough terrain. It maintained speed better and cornered more confidently in flat turns.
Optimizing geometry – “Next we refined our 27.5” prototypes with subtle geometry changes and linkage tweaks from our first tests. this is when we fine-tuned the predictions made by the modeling software and realized that the 27.5 wheels were a perfect match to our prefered geometry.

 

Tricone Alloy.

Refined. Premium Triple Butted and Hydroformed 7000 series alloy. 3.15kg medium frame/shock weight.
Efficient. Hollow rocker arm and proprietary yoke and dropout parts are light and stiff.
Tested. Quicker and more extensive testing of geometry as race tracks and trail riding evolve.
Suspension prioritized. Frame cost is kept lower with sophisticated suspension being the highest priority.