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    ORBEA Alma pics

    It is a very different looking and cool shape
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    The down tube is shaped to act (somewhat) as a fender
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    2mellow taking pics of me taking pics of him shooting pics of the Alma 29
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    Shiggy

    What do you make of those dropouts? Pretty unusual looking from here. Unlike any of the carbon offerings I've seen.

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    It's a really unique looking frame.. I was under the impression that it would be exactly like the 26" carbon frame. I hope some racers actually jump on this frame, as it looks well suited for it!
    It's not hip hop, it's electro.....

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    It looks pretty much the same as the 26" frame though their tech guy says it was re-engineered for the bigger wheels. The stays are reshaped for tire and f. derailleur clearance with 445mm (?) CSL.

    They had 4-6 built up Alma 29ers in the booth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by endure26
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    What do you make of those dropouts? Pretty unusual looking from here. Unlike any of the carbon offerings I've seen.
    I trust their engineering. I heard part of the presentation by their tech guy. The frame design is well research, tested and built.

    He also mentioned they are wanted to put their Euro Pro XC team on the 29er.
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    Nice! That thing looks fast as fock.

    I love the ingenuity of shaping the frame like a fender and the fresh dropout idea. Throw a leg over one and let us know if it's the F1 of niners!
    You are the best for getting all the photos and info to us.

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    Wow, very nice! Too bad they won't make one in my size. You know, so I could at least entertain a realistic fantasy about buying one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlowBoy
    ...Too bad they won't make one in my size...
    Yet. Give them time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Yet. Give them time.
    Thanks for keeping my dream alive, Shig.
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    Is it available as a frame? I would install a Pace fork, FSA Team Issue cranks, Zipp 303 Clincher Wheelset. And then I would fly right by the rangers with their radar guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    The down tube is shaped to act (somewhat) as a fender
    Is it shaped *to* act as a fender, or is it shaped *and happens* to act as a fender??
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    Quote Originally Posted by brant@on-one.co.uk
    Is it shaped *to* act as a fender, or is it shaped *and happens* to act as a fender??
    Paraphrasing, he said it was shaped - within the structural requirements - to act as a minimalist fender because they could. The underside is slightly concave with a very small lip at the sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Paraphrasing, he said it was shaped - within the structural requirements - to act as a minimalist fender because they could. The underside is slightly concave with a very small lip at the sides.
    Interesting.
    I wouldn't want things hitting the carbon if I could avoid it - though I guess a kevlar ply would limit damage.
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    Thanks Shiggy. You have brought us great photos. Keep up the good work. I really like that the option to use V-Brakes is there as well. I'll bet that this thing will be next to impossible to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    Paraphrasing, he said it was shaped - within the structural requirements - to act as a minimalist fender because they could. The underside is slightly concave with a very small lip at the sides.
    Hmm. Not very aero.
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    WOW! That is one fine frame

    That is definitely the F1 frame of the 29" world.

    Does anyone know what the frame will go for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by threesixeight
    Thanks Shiggy. You have brought us great photos. Keep up the good work. I really like that the option to use V-Brakes is there as well. I'll bet that this thing will be next to impossible to get.
    Word is the production frames will be disc only
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    when do we see them for sale? They plan to sell as frame only as well?

    Nice pix.

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    Just purchased the 26 wheel version

    I just got the 26 wheel version from sage cycles, give them a call, I believe they have one in stock because they asked if I wanted the a 29'er or 26 version.

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    It's been out for about nine months. Are there minor differences with this frame? I rode one a bit in the fall, FAST!!!!!!!! And the carbon was pretty forgiving too, the shape of the rear end allows for good compliance. Stock weight was about 24.5 lbs, but it got into the high 22s with Stans wheels.

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    Why only Medium?

    29" wheels naturally appeal to larger riders, yet they only make this sweet bike in Medium. Why?? When will they expand the size range upward.

    I also noticed they only list the 29er on the USA site. Are 29" bikes not popular in Europe?



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    They've had one of these in stock at Bike Source in Kansas City for a couple of months now. It's a great looking, light, awesome bike....that's $4700 and change

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    Orbea Alma 29er pic

    Just born. Joins a steel Wily 29er in the stable, which may collect some dust for a little awhile.....
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