The 100-120mm 29er is the sweet spot for all-day efficiency and fun. As wheel sizes have changed and travel increased, I’m sticking to my love of 100-120mm travel 29ers. That’s why I’m stoked to see that Orbea is launching an all-new Occam platform for 2016.
Officially, the Occam will be available in both 27.5 and 29″ flavors. The AM sports 27.5 wheels and gets 140mm travel while the TR nails the 29er sweet spot with 120mm travel front and rear. Since I always gravitate to 29ers, I’m covering the Occam TR 29 here.
Key features of the Occam TR 29:
- All-new OMR carbon layup (the good stuff)
- 120mm travel front and rear
- BOOST 148 rear and 110 front (29er only)
- Short 435mm chainstays
- Internal routing
- Hidden derailleur mount
- 1x comes with 2x rings and vice versa (in case you ever want to switch)
- 68-degree head angle
- Pricing: $2199 – $7999