One of our in stock, ready to ship 2020 Orbea Occams. Certainly the most sought after, great value 29er this year the Occam is now arriving into stock and shipping fast.
This one is an M10 Large Blue/Orange (stock colour, not MyO) – so that means full carbon frame, covered in full XT 8100 12speed, high end DT Swiss wheelset (1650 – so that’s 350 series hubs with top end rims), carbon bar, reliable dropper etc.
We have upgraded it to ‘Tweed Valley Spec’ with the addition of a Fox 36 and Maxxis Minions, ready to shred!
Pinkbike say “Starting with geometry, the new Occam is a prime example of the new breed of bikes sporting numbers that only a few years ago would have made your head spin. The Occam’s steep 77-degree seat angle allows me – or even pushes me – to basically run a size larger frame than usual. If I want to stick to a short 35mm stem length, that I’m used to running, the shortened horizontal top tube length would put me into an overly cramped position while seated, due to the shorter top tube length. But the added stability delivers confidence and nothing beats the pedaling efficiency of a really steep seat tube angle. Without too much fuss, I was still able to lift the front end over rolling drop-offs or rock ledges.
Our M10 test bikes, with the latest edition of Shimano’s XT drivetrain and brakes, were set up with the longer travel fork option, the 150mm Fox 36 with GRIP2 damping. While we had the option of swapping to the lower-travel Fox 34 version on the second day, only one in our group opted for it. The bike simply felt too well balanced, the half degree slacker head tube angle didn’t hurt when gunning down rock slabs or when letting the big wheels pick up speed on the trail”