The Rallon is marketed as a no-compromise, complete-gasoline enduro motorcycle, with Enduro World Series credentials to show it, however it’s equally at home playing within the woods or lapping a trail centre at pace.
As properly as coming with outstanding parts for the coins, the Rallon also boasts a full-carbon frame. Orbea has made the rear pivot concentric with the wheel axle, which reduces the impact of braking on the suspension, in a comparable manner to the chainstay pivot on a Horst-hyperlink motorcycle. I measured 155mm of journey with the Fox Float X2 shock used right here. The asymmetric surprise strut not only looks trick, but lets in you to healthy or remove volume spacers with out unbolting the shock.
Order thru Orbea’s website and you can customise several key components, in addition to pick the shade scheme. Starting with the cheapest complete bike presented (the M10, at £four,a hundred / $4,999 / AU$7,499) I upgraded the fork, surprise, brakes and seatpost.
Orbea Rallon M10 MYO experience impressions
While the X2 shock takes time to set up, and there’s scope to get it wrong, if you recognise what you’re doing it can assist deliver out a bike’s capability.
I delivered two quantity spacers (four in general), saved the compression damping pretty mild and set the rebound just gradual enough to stop it feeling unsettled. I regularly used full tour, however the huge backside-out bumper makes this less of an trouble.
The Rallon pedals mainly well, with the suspension staying high in its travel, slightly bobbing whilst pedalling seated, and feeling firm and green when sprinting. This makes mountain climbing all but the steepest pitches surprisingly speedy, with out the need to apply the lockout, until you’re powering up tarmac.
The 76.5-diploma powerful seat perspective (low putting) is steep sufficient for maximum conditions, putting the hips properly over the bottom bracket for better electricity transfer and weight distribution while mountain climbing.
The drawback of that pedalling efficiency is pedal kickback while landing at gradual speeds or cranking over bumps, but this become not often great, though there is more comments thru the the front foot on tough runs.
On descents, the Rallon is active and responsive. It’s lifeless easy to manual and chuck approximately, and corners predictably, thanks to its low (340mm) bottom bracket and balanced suspension, as soon as installation efficaciously. The 170mm dropper facilitates too.
With my surprise set-up, the rear suspension wasn’t the most bump-separating through speedy difficult sections, however the bike pattered through rocks with out striking up and dropping an excessive amount of pace. Up front, the Fox 36 fork with its GRIP2 damper carried out properly and the Rallon felt cozy driving over rapid technical terrain.
I couldn’t get the inventory bar excessive enough though, due to the fact the stack peak is brief for an XL motorcycle and the steerer got here with handiest 20mm of spacers. This supposed that on steep, twisty trails my weight changed into compelled forwards.
Swapping to a 40mm-upward push bar remedied the trouble to a point, however on steep, technical downs the front-centre nonetheless felt a touch quick, so my weight wasn’t a long way enough lower back to absolutely devote. At least the short seat tube (480mm) means smaller riders than me, at 6ft 3in, could without difficulty length up for a longer and extra solid trip.