There are few companies in the bike industry with as deep a history as Orbea. The company that originally started out manufacturing guns in 1840 ultimately transitioned
into one of the biggest bicycle producers in the world. With a
strong reputation in European road cycling, Orbea has since
expanded its two-wheel prowess into the dirt. While some of
you haven’t seen many Orbeas on the trail, these bikes are not
to be overlooked. The Rallon, pronounced “ray-ON,” X10 is an
enduro rig with big aspirations. It’s looking to rail on any stretch
of trail laid before it.
WHO IS IT MADE FOR?
Enduro is the buzzword in mountain biking right now, and
while many companies are producing enduro bikes, the Rallon
is truly built around this concept. The lightweight aluminum
frame and rear triangle are accompanied by top-of-the-line Fox
suspension, providing a quality ride. Aspiring enduro racers will
find a good range of options with the Rallon.
There are three Rallons in the lineup, starting with the Rallon
X30 for $3250 and ending with the Team Edition for $6000.
Our test bike is in the middle, retailing for $4500. It is built on
the same frame platform as the other models.