New Orbea Rallon – anyone ridden one?
You do yourself a disservice in that review Doug, it’s a better write up then most of the MTB media.
Look forward to seeing Dirt’s in-depth verdict in the series of long travel 29er reviews they are doing.
Would definitely be on my shortlist if I was only allowed once bike.Posted 10 months agooikeithMember
That’s a really good review Doug, much better than some of the rubbish you read elsewhere from major reviewers IMO!
I’m looking at picking up the Rallon in the near future and looked online for videos and found some vlogs from BKXC which were guided by Basque MTB on the Rallon, both the bike and the trails looked amazing!Posted 10 months ago
Sorry guys, I just saw this. Thanks for the kind comments. I’m looking forward to the Dirt review too, you should have seen the Dirt journalist, Ieuan, in ten years of doing this and plenty of launches I’ve never seen anyone ride like that. Very nice guy too and seemed to be loving every minute of life.Posted 10 months agopigynSubscriber
Agreed, great review Doug.
I was supoosed to have written a mini shop review for Pedals by now, the demo bike has been here for months and it’s been booked for demos every single weekend, I have only managed to take it out once!Posted 10 months ago
Don’t think in the last six years we have been doing demo bikes something has been tested this many times. 29ers have come a long way, traditionally they would only be tested by me!vincienupSubscriber
Quick question for people who’ve already done MyO, how does the MyO ordering work? Just been having a play and was wondering, is it full payment on the button or do they do it deposit/balance before delivery? Can’t see anything conclusive about this in the site without actually completing a cart.
Not ordering until I’ve had a play on one and couple of other things, but it seems a bit off paying in full with a delivery date six months away? (early May).Posted 10 months ago
I’ve ordered mine through a dealer and paid a 10% deposit, its an upgraded m10 but standard red/black colour delivery early Jan, custom colour was something like April!Posted 10 months ago
Got a good deal for no finance.
I have seen another dealer offering 15% of value back in goods which was tempting but didn’t really need anything. Much more appealing than buying it direct from orbea plus the LBS gets a slice too!vincienupSubscriber
I kind of went to town a bit on the custom and loaded up an M10 with the E1501’s, Guides and a longer dropper plus a full paint job. I was tempted by the DHX but in honesty I’ve never felt an air shock compromised my riding and it took it too close to £5k for my liking.
Cheers for the answer, time for some soul searching, sofa shaking and a demo or two I think. Out of interest, what else did you have on your list?Posted 10 months ago
Originally was set on a sentinel however I began to think it may be a bit too long/heavy to be an all rounder.Posted 10 months ago
Also eyed a enduro elite 29 but this year’s are only available in pink !
Demo’d a XL rallon about a month ago, liked it so thought I’d jump in the queue before it got any longer.
I have gone factory 36’s, x2 shock and DT1501’s.
Bought a 170 reverb for £180 and a pair of Sixc 800mm bars for £80 from CRC sale.
Expensive drivetrain doesn’t interest me as its the first thing to wear out so GX eagle is fine.
Next month’s MBR has Rallon v Enduro shootout so should be interesting, apparently the rallon was very impressive according to the snipit on Instagram.
BTW demo had a coil DHX on it, pedalled fantastic, could hardly tell when climb switch was on it was so efficient. However I cased a ditch jump and bottomed it out so harsh I had to check the back end was still intact! Had a 500lb spring on it too. After that I thought the coil was too much hassle messing with different springs etc and overkill for the riding i’ll do so went for the X2, also its cheaper.Posted 10 months agopauljos1Member
I ordered my M10 with upgraded fork and dropper post today. Been told it’s an April arrival so we’ll see but happy about the wait as I can plough through the worst weather on my hardtail. I ordered from a LBS who used the MyO system to place the order for me. I have paid a 10% deposit and paying full price on the bike but I get 15% of the cost of the bike to spend on accessories which is cool with me as I need some new kit.Posted 10 months ago
The red and black is nice, I´ve ridden one at the press launch. Here´s what I am going to order. M-Team base with the Code brakes and coil shock. At my size the 170mm dropper is good. The X01 is a bit overkill for me, I don´t need the range, so I might talk to them and see if they can change the price and just give me some XT or SLX bits instead. I´m going for a controversial (maybe) grey on grey option. I´ve seen something in the factory and I think this looks great.
Posted 10 months agosnorkelsuckerMember
Amazing review Doug!
Really liking the MyO customisation; makes you think so many other manufacturers are missing a trick.
It’s a shame that UK dealers seem to be few and far between but probably just as well otherwise I’d be tempted to order a Martini racing colour scheme with a DHX!Posted 10 months ago
Is it not cheaper to go m10 and upgrade that, the price jump to the m team is massive, even after upgrading.Posted 10 months ago
Added x2 shock, factory 36’s and 1501 wheels and still a grand cheaper.
Would have gone Matt Orange main colour with black everywhere else but couldn’t wait till April so went red/black for 1st week in January.
By the time April comes its only a few more months and it’ll be 2019 bikes coming out
ive got a rallon m10 with upgrade forks n dhx2 rear shock , im 5’11 and went for xl in red n black . bike is mega . climbs great , dhx2 shock came with a 500 spring on which was way too strong so swopped it for a 450 and bikes like a magic carpet ride now , ive had two issue so far , seat post is rank and drive side crank arm has a protective boot on and rubs chainstay protector when im hammering the climbsPosted 10 months agoscaledSubscriber
I’m having a nightmare with the sizing. i’m 6’2 with a 32″ inside leg and the Orbea site is saying S/M or Large.
I’m coming from a large Capra and the geo charts suggest they’re roughly equivalent large to large but now i’m thinking I want to throw my leg over an XL as well, but they’re a bit thin on the ground.
Wotcha reckon?Posted 9 months agobarbsSubscriber
The red is really difficult to get right in photos, its definitely an orangy red or even a pinky red, not a red red!
I went to see one and have ordered it in that colour and I don’t really like red bikes!
They did have one at D&D Cycles but not sure it’s still there.Posted 9 months ago
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