- Who owns an Orbea Laufey?
Yup. I’ve got three! The older one is 27+ and I love it. One of my favorite bikes and I used it for anything, nothing I wouldn’t ride on it.Posted 1 week ago
It’s fun and great in the corners. Strong too given what it’s put up with. The new ones are
29 only with bigger tyres. I just built mine up but haven’t had a chance to ride it yet. Looks great, it’s pretty long and slack… more so than last years one. I’ll get a ride next week on it but I think it’s going to be a keeper.orena45Member
It really is a fun bike, the new one. Got mine as a winter alternative to my Rallon and my first hardtail for a few years. I was intending on getting the mid spec but my LBS had the base spec in early and I figured seeing as it’s main role is for some winter thrashing and the base spec was still pretty decent, there wasn’t much point for me spending more. It actually came with an upgrade on the cassette and rear mech to XT which was a surprise.
Been genuinely impressed with the Recon fork actually and the stock Orbea branded kit does the job fine. The only upgrade I want to make really is the brakes. The sub-Deore level brakes aren’t bad but do need two finger braking to get half decent power so I’ll get some Deores on it at some point.
My large bike comes in at 31lbs with a Rimpact insert in the rear so it’s not overly light but neither are the forks or wheelset on it. Certainly plenty of room to save weight if I wanted but it rides so well that I’m not bothered. Feels really confident downhill and there’s nothing I wouldn’t ride it down that I’d take my Rallon on.
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Leafy fun on the Laufey and managed to avoid the rain. Just. 😬 #mtb #orbea #laufey #orbealaufey #weareorbea #ukmtb #kernowmtb #unitcycles #rad8mtbglasses #mtbstrapon #mountainbike #hardtail #hardtailnation #autumn #mountainbiking #cycling #enduromtb #mtblife #lifebehindbars #rideordie #mtbcornwall
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