Drooling over the new Orbea Occam, but need something a little more affordable? Orbea’s new Laufey is the latest bike to prove that just because it doesn’t have rear suspension doesn’t mean it can’t be built for trail focused fun.
Starting with a hydroformed aluminum frame that is built around 29″ wheels with a 140mm travel suspension fork, the Laufey adopts the longer, slacker head tube, and steeper seat tube philosophy that has become so popular in mountain biking.
That means you’ll find a 65.5° head tube angle, 75° seat tube angle, and a 25mm longer reach per size. Chainstays aren’t super short at 435mm but they offer clearance for the large 29 x 2.6″ tires on Orbea’s TRYP 30c tubeless rims.
The frame includes modern features like a 12 x 148mm thru axle rear end, ISCG 05 tabs, internal dropper compatibility, and includes a forged chainstay yoke and post mount brake.
Available in three build levels, the Laufey starts at €1299 for the H30 with a 1×11 Shimano drivetrain and Marzocchi Bomber Z2 fork. The H10 steps up to a Shimano SLX 1×12 drivetrain with Bomber Z2 fork at €1599/$1899. And the H-LTD comes in at the top with a Shimano XT/SLX 1×12 drivetrain and Fox 34 fork for €1999/$2499. The bikes will all have three stock color options with component customization options available through Orbea’s MyO custom builder.