2021 Orbea

RALLON M LTD

A 29″ carbon frame full suspension enduro bike with ultra high-end components.
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Manufacturer Price

$9,699
FrameCarbon
SuspensionFull, 160 / 170mm
ForkFox Factory Float 38
ShockFox DHX2 Factory
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetXTR, Race Face
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Lowest gear

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28 mph

RALLON M LTD

26 mph

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Sizing
SM/MD

5'2" – 5'9"

LG

5'6" – 6'1"

XL

5'10" – 6'6"

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Reviews
MBR
Orbea Rallon M-Team first ride review - MBR

Apr 2022 · Alan Muldoon

rbea The new Orbea Rallon will be ripping it up on the EWS circuit this year piloted by Martin Maes. We swung a leg over it to see how it stacks up against the best enduro bikes on sale now. Need to know Updated Rallon platform has moved with the times. Longer, lower and slacker. Geometry designed around a 170mm fork. Rear suspension delivers 160mm, where the progression rate has been increased to work with coil shock and larger volume air shocks like the Fox Float X2 Internal downtube storage has been added Three 29er options and one Mullet, but with MyO personalization it’s easy to customise your build Now available in four frame sizes Evolution of the Orbea Rallon It’s October 2013, and I’m wandering around Finale Ligure, Italy, in a daze. I can’t for the life of me remember why I was there. All I recall is Steve Jones from Dirt magazine asking me if I was attending the Orbea launch. I replied no, as MBR hadn’t been invited. I promptly became his plus one and the party got underway. The reason for the end of season festivities? Everyone was gathered to celebrate the launch of the new Rallon R4, a 160mm travel enduro bike with a revised suspension layout and 27.5in wheels. Well, it was almost 10 years ago. Well, it was almost 10 years ago Two things really struck me about that bike. The first was how good the low BB height felt as it increased stability and confidence. The second was how effective the suspension was – the combination of the custom tuned Bos Kirk shock, concentric rear axle pivot and longer shock link giving the bike unparalleled tracking and control. I left Finale impressed that the more traditional XC brand for the Basque country had produced such a formidable enduro race bike. Fast forward to 2017 and Orbea launched the next round of revisions, updates that include the switch to 29in wheels, a side-arm frame design, similar to, but not a copy of a Specialized, and a much shorter rocker link to actuate the shock. The low and lower BB heights remained, but the suspension feel had changed a lot on the Rallon R5, the bike less planted and plush, with a greater emphasis on pedalling performance. Obviously I wasn’t the only one that noticed the difference as Orbea then followed that up in 2019 with the Rally On linkage that boosted travel on the rear by 10mm to 160mm, and increased the progression rate from 8% to 20%. Frame and geometry So what’s new about the 2022 Rallon R6? The biggest differences are the updates that Orbea has made to the sizing and geometry. As such the BB height is a hair lower still, the reach numbers have grown on all four frame sizes and the seat tube heights have shrunk. In fact, Orbea has added 30mm to the reach on the size L, which brings it pretty much inline with the XL …Continue reading »

Highs
  • Updated sizing and geometry is on the money. Low BB height feels amazing on steeper, rowdy trails. The bike feels light and agile, with good compliance in the frame.

Lows
  • Needs a Double Down casing rear tyre. One and done OC multi-tool is all but useless. LockR downtube storage is tight on space.

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Pinkbike
Review: 2022 Orbea Rallon M-LTD

Mar 2022 · Matt Beer

Concentric Boost 2 Pivot is what Orbea call their suspension layout, but it's similar to Split Pivot where the chain and seat stay co-rotate around the rear axle to balance the pedalling and braking forces.

Highs
  • Exceptional grip and predictability from the rear suspension

  • Well crafted carbon frame packed with features

  • Mixed wheel compatible

  • Geometry makes it highly adaptable to any riding zone

Lows
  • Head angle could be slacker to pair with low BB height

  • Chain retention issues with stock equipment

  • Needs more chain damping on frame

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Beta
The Beta Tests: Orbea Rallon M-Team

Jan 2022 · Lydia Tanner

One of the most refined, playful, and even-handed long-travel bikes we've tested—and it's packed with features. The Rallon should not be overlooked.

Highs
  • Perfect mix of capability and playfulness

  • Loaded with smart design touches

  • Deep customization options

Lows
  • Your friends will keep mispronouncing the name

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Vital MTB
2022 Orbea Rallon M-LTD Bike

Oct 2021 · BHowell

The one mountain bike, bike.

Highs
  • Pedaling efficiency

  • Easy to get along with

  • Versatility is the name of the game

  • Customizable builds

  • Urges riders to go faster

  • Not easily unsettled

Lows
  • Rear suspension could be a bit less harsh

  • The grips are hard and uncomfortable

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NSMB
2020 Orbea Rallon M10 Reviewed

May 2020

Testing in the Time of COVID, Dave finds alternate uses for Orbea's 160mm Rallon, before finally getting it back on the dirt...

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Enduro Mountainbike Magazine
Orbea Rallon M-LTD on test – a super agile 29er with improved suspension

Jan 2020 · Christoph Bayer

Never change a winning horse, so the Orbea Rallon M-LTD sees only minor improvement to the details instead. A new rocker arm in the rear linkage is said to improve the performance of the suspension, and even better, it's available separately as an upgrade for the previous model. But how does the bike fare in direct comparison to the competition?

Highs
  • Very comfortable climber

  • Predictable and good-natured in the corners

  • Tons of configuration options

Lows
  • Lacks composure at high speeds

  • Rattling cables in the frame

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Bicycling
Orbea's Rallon Just Might be the Only Mountain Bike You'll Ever Need.

Aug 2019

The M-Team will blast a rocky descent and happily climb up and do it again.

Highs
  • Great Build

  • Solid Pedaling Platform

Lows
  • Sluggish dropper post

  • Odd sizing

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BikeRadar
Orbea Rallon M10 MYO review

Jul 2019 · Seb Stott

Efficient, responsive and lively, but you may want to size up for maximum steep-terrain stability

Highs
  • Naturally rapid on the climbs and lively enough to double as a trail bike

  • Customisable and top-end spec makes it comparatively good value

  • Supple suspension maintains speed and inspires confidence

Lows
  • Slightly short (for an XL), so it’s less planted at speed and less surefooted on steep descents than some rivals

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

Orbea Monocoque Race Carbon. Advanced Dynamics 160mm suspension technology. 29" wheels.Concentric Boost 12x148 rear axle. Pure Enduro geometry. Internal cable routing. ISCG05

ColorsBlack (Matte) / Black-Purple (Gloss); Green (Matte) /Orange (Gloss); Grey Blue - Bright Red (Gloss)

Fork

Fox 38 Float Factory 170 Grip2 QR15x110 Kashima

Travel170mm

Spring TypeAir

Shock

Fox DHX2 Factory 2-Position Adjust SLS Spring Cr 230x60mm

Travel160mm

Spring TypeCoil

Headset

Acros Alloy 1-1/8 - 1-1/2" Integrated

Stem

Race Face Turbine R 35mm interface

Handlebar

Race Face Next R 35 20mm Rise 800mm

Saddle

Fizik Taiga Kium rail

Seatpost

Fox Transfer Factory Kashima Dropper 31.6

TypeDropper

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano XTR M9100 SGS Shadow Plus

Crank

Race Face Next-R 32t

Shifters

Shimano XTR M9100

Cassette

Shimano XTR M9100 10-51t 12-Speed

Chain

Shimano CN-9100

Chain Guide

OneUp Components ISCG05 Guide

Brakes

Shimano XTR M9120Hydraulic Disc

TypeHydraulic Disc

Wheels
Rims

Race Face NEXT-R31 TLR 15/110mm IS

Tires

Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.40" FB 60 TPI Dual Exo TR

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