Please note: all of our bike models come with an EU standard brake setup. This will need to be reversed to comply with UK cycling standards.
Alma is the choice of elite racers and riders who demand the most efficient bike with the best performance - athletes who are looking for leading tech-nology and style and appreciate a bike that stands out. Alma riders know that a great bike will make them faster. Alma is the racing bicycle of Team Luna Chix.
4X4 Dynamic Structure
External forces on the frame under the rider's weight - cornering stresses or vibration from impacts - have a large effect on control and traction. Creating a natural flex point in the top tube by adding a fourth bend offers an efficient, smooth ride that feels like floating over rough terrain. In addition, the seat stays of the new Alma are thinner to give maximum traction and control over rough surfaces without compromising global rigidity. The top tube is robust at the head tube where it contributes to torsional stiffness, but quickly tapers to eliminate unnecessary material.
Orbea's Big Wheels Concept (BWC) is simple. Instead of trying to squeeze everybody on a single wheel size, Orbea offers Big Wheels that are scaled to fit riders of any height. BWC offers five frames in two wheel sizes - Small and Medium frames with 27.5" wheels, Medium, Large and XL frames with 29" wheels. Every rider experiences the legendary XC ride quality in a svelte, fun and fast bike regardless of frame size or wheel size.
Alma becomes more precise and responsive with 420/430mm chainstays and the increased rigidity of a 12mm through-axle system. The Boost 148 standard widens rear axle spacing to 148mm which moves the chainline outboard by 3mm and increases the space available at the bottom bracket. 3mm doesn’t sound like much, but it means that chainstays can be 10mm shorter while increasing tire clearance to allow 2.4” tires. All of it adds up to more durability, nimble handling and a bike that tracks better through rough terrain.