Orbea Alma H30
What Makes Alma Unique?
The large majority of torsional and lateral loads are handled by the lower spine of the frame. The headtube, downtube and chainstays resist twisting and transmit power to the rear wheel. There is no doubt about it, resistance to flex in the bottom of the frame translates directly to more watts to the wheel and a sensation that power transfer is instantaneous.
Studying the way the frame behaves under a rider’s weight is critical to tuning the way vibrations are transmitted through the upper structure of the frame. The seat stays of the new alma are thinner, the cross-sections and diameters reduced to provide graceful support for the seat tube and nothing more.
The top tube is robust at the head tube where it contributes to torsional stiffness, but quickly tapers to eliminate unnecessary material. The natural flex patterns created by the carbon layup and minimal bulk of the top tube and seat stays deliver a dynamic, smooth ride that feels like floating over rough terrain. The sensation is subtle – but it is noticeable and can be tested. And at the end of a grueling ride it could make the difference between the podium and the consolation prize.
Internal cable routing is carefully guided along the best path with no rub or rattle, and is optimized for both traditional and electronic shifting systems.
The Orbea xc family sports an all-new integrated look with a completely unique OC headset/spacer/stem design. The system includes an optional computer mount that is compatible with all major brands using standard adapters. OC component collaboration is a detail that completes the high-end feel of our modern XC bikes.
The Acros blocklock 164º steering limiter system prevents frame damage due to handlebar or fork impacts. We’ve worked closely with Acros to reduce stack height and improve cockpit integration with our Alma monocoque models.
With modern 1x drivetrains, dropping a chain is largely a thing of the past. Alma’s chain security system offers you the added peace of mind knowing your chain is never going to end up around your bottom bracket shell, or you can remove the guide with no weight penalty of alloy insert frame mounts.
Orbea World Cup Geometry
Alma’s world cup geometry is born from years of designing world-class XC bikes. The position is aggressive, comfortable and fast. Unlike trail geometry that sacrifices some precision for endurance, XC geometry is precise and intuitive for maximum power transfer. Angles and dimensions are considered carefully across a range of sizes, maximizing power by increasing efficiency.
Head Angle – 68º
Seat Angle – 74.5º
Reach – 426mm (Medium)
Alma is available in S, M, L and XL so you are sure to find your perfect fit.
Hydroformed Aluminum Frame
We manipulate the shapes and wall-thickness of our aluminum tubing to increase strength and resistance to unwanted flex. Many of the tubes are butted to save weight in the middle of the tubes, away from the stress of the joints and the weld zones. Using aluminum technologies as advanced as our carbon manufacturing ensures our aluminum bikes are never second-best.
We have total confidence in our products and our tireless efforts to ensure that orbea bicycles are of the highest quality enable us to offer you the orbea lifetime warranty.
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