The Rallon is a bike that's made for racing and Orbea has given it a long-awaited update. The latest version of the enduro ripper is graced with more suspension travel, new colourways, and the brand has fettled with the bike's geometry, all in a bit to make it more capable than ever before. Here's everything you need to know.
While the Rallon has been crafted between the tapes, the brand says that it's a bike that's just as happy slapping berms at your local bike park, and with its boost in travel with 167mm at the rear, it looks primed to do so. As before, it's available with either 29in, or a mullet wheel setup and there's a 170mm travel suspension fork.
The changes continue as we dive into the Rallon's geometry as Orbea has lopped off half a degree from its head angle, so rather than running a 64 degree measurement of the old bike, it now sits at 63.5 degrees thanks to a flipchip. Elsewhere, a large frame gets a 485mm reach and there's a choice between 28mm or 35mm of bottom bracket drop on all sizes. As for the seat tube angle, that's either 77.5 or 77 degrees depending on that flipchip.
Orbea has then taken a step towards a similar concept to Merida's Agilometer, and Privateer's sizing methods as the brand has shortened the Rallon's seat tube length in order to offer riders the opportunity to pick a size for its reach. So a large frame gets a 435mm seat tube and all sizes can accommodate a 200mm dropper post.
The Rallon is equipped with downtube storage that the brand calls Lockr. It's said to have space for all of the essential tools and water anyone would need for short rides and enduro races. Inside the Lockr is two sealed bags that can contain a tube, tyre levers and two Co2 cartridges. Then what's coming as a mainstay of Orbea's full suspension bikes is a neat multitool that's held into one of its pivots via the power of magnets.
That's not all, as Orbea has revised the bike's suspension kinematic, having it start with a high starting leverage rate for a plush and active feel for traction, which then gets progressive past the sag point. The pivot point is slightly more forwards too in a bid to achieve a more rearward axle path in the first part of the travel, so it better skims over square-edged hits. Anti-rise and anti-squat stay the same as before.
Along with a customisable MYO option, there are five builds on offer, all featuring Fox suspension and Shimano drivetrains, apart from the M11 AXS, which gets SRAM's latest GX AXS Transmission drivetrain. Of course, these get brand new colourways.
Prices start at £5,400 and go up to £8,000.
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