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    Orbea Occam AM

    Anyone else drooling over the new Occam AM?
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    I'm thinking of replacing my Ibis (original) Mojo and was looking at the HD3 but the Occam AM has definitely caught my eye.

    Earlier this year, I bought my first Orbea (carbon fibre Alma) and was very impressed with the build quality and attention to detail. And while being very light, it stood up to so many crashes as I took this bike down some nasty hills which weren't meant for a 100mm bike. :P

    Hard to believe the Occam frame isn't much heavier and has 40mm more travel.

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    I had the chance to ride one this past weekend. It is a great Trail/AM bike. Very planted and stable but it's playful too. Easy to flick it around the trail and maneuver technical features. Climbs well but not like a good 29er or XC. I also tried the Loki "plus" bike and actually liked it better to my surprise. Both were very capable bikes.

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    Who is concerned about fatigue/failure in the rear triangle a few years down the road (no pivots, the seat stays "flex" about 25mm)? My next Mountain Bike will probably be the last one I buy. I'm now 50. My current ride has been going strong for 15 years (200 Giant AC-1). So it will need to last!
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    Any regrets going with the Occam AM? How wide of a tire do you think will fit in the rear?

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    Max tire size is 2.4 front and rear. No regrets. 225 miles and I'm amazed every ride.

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    Might be sold if I can find a demo here in San diego. It's either this or the Mojo 3. Kind of intrigued with a fat 2.8 tire and Uber traction it promises

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    I like the Ibis too. A key piece in my buying decision was warranty. Orbea carries lifetime. Ibis I think is 3 year. I broke 2 Giant frames. No issues with replacement.

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    And the Occam is just dead sexy in matte black and "green", Orbea calls it green but come on, it's really Bianchi Celeste blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonlui View Post
    Might be sold if I can find a demo here in San diego. It's either this or the Mojo 3. Kind of intrigued with a fat 2.8 tire and Uber traction it promises
    You can ride/buy at BikeBling in Escondido, at least ride around the parking lot in back. Don't know if they offer full demos.

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    Perfect bike.

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    heres my 16 occam am and buddys 17 tr

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    Quote Originally Posted by youngreed View Post

    heres my 16 occam am and buddys 17 tr
    Oh that's funny. My '16 AM, my buddy's '17 TR.



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    How do you like the occam am so far. What doesnt it do well? It looks fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacksonlui View Post
    How do you like the occam am so far. What doesnt it do well? It looks fast.

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    It is perfect. Maybe a little hyperbole. I'm enamored with this thing. 600 miles of bliss so far. Every time I'm on it I like it more.

    I don't think it would be a very good choice for a road century.



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    i got about 300 miles on it so far. very fun bike. 1st dual suspension bike ive owned, coming from a 29er HT. tested out the oiz, occam tr and am. am was the one i had the most fun on. hope to get it out more this year.

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    and i got this from my dealer lol

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    Broke my frame! 2016 Occam AM (see pics above). A little under a year old. Dropped it off at the shop to have a OneUp Oval Ring installed. They always clean it up so nice. The wrench calls me and says "I have good news and bad news..." Turns out there's a nasty crack all the way across the bottom bracket (started making a creaking sound recently). Good news is Orbea already shipped the new frame. Should be built up and ready by Wednesday this week.
    Best I can tell there's nobody else reporting this problem, I don't think it's a design flaw. More than likely something wrong in the layup of my frame.
    Kudos to the shop for spotting it and kudos to Orbea for honoring the warranty so quickly.
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    Thats great customer service!!

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