Orbea (Spain) - Press Release: Alma is for the the quickest lap times. The steepest climbs. Alma is for the strongest accelerations and highest altitudes. Alma is for the biggest stages, the loudest fans and the toughest riders. Alma is for the fiercest competitors, the athletes who accept nothing less than superlatives. When a few fleeting seconds separate fast from faster, Alma is for the fastest.
Alma uses the most technologically advanced carbon construction available to make the most sophisticated frame possible – A complex and painstaking process with results you will appreciate on the trail.
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.
New 29 S:
Instead of trying to squeeze everybody on a single wheel size, we offer 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, Small, Medium, Large and XL frames with 29” wheels.
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.
World Cup Geometry:
Refinements of Alma’s World Cup Geometry reflect the evolution of elite racing. A slacker head angle (69.3º/69.5º) provides stability on increasingly demanding tracks. A steeper seat angle and lower stack height increases handling precision and pedaling efficiency. Shorter (420/430mm) chainstays deliver maximum agility without instability.
Spirit and Alma go hand in hand - a rigid fork isn’t for everyone, but it might be perfect for you. When the conditions call for 575g of speed and razor-sharp handling, a carbon fork tuned specifically for your Alma isn’t just “nice,” it is essential to making Alma the best XC hardtail system available.
Compatibility with Boost and traditional spacing with room for 2.8” tires make Spirit a standout among competitors. Available in 29” & 27.5”, Spirt is compatible with any tapered headtube hardtail and is available through the MyO program in hundreds of custom color combinations to match your trusty rig.