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    Orange Occam AM

    Finally called the major online retailers to place an order on an Occam AM in orange and nobody has one in stock. They only have the black and turquoise.

    So which one of you turkeys hogged the orange!?

    Actually... the black and turquoise is starting to grow on me. Hmm...

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    Orange?

    Are you kidding me? The matte finish of the almost Gulf Porsche livery and the bare matte carbon? Could this bike be any prettier?

    I'm just cursing the stinking weather...supposed to freaking RAIN for the next 5 days.

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    That is a beauty indeed! I have an Alma in matte black and red so I can appreciate the clean design and awesome looks.

    It's just that I sold an orange sports car which will partially fund this Occam so I thought orange would be appropriate. Hahaha!

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    If the weather holds...the Bombardero Vasco is getting dirty for the first time this evening. Pics will be posted!
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    Seems like orange is a special order.

    I called Orbea last week and they promptly arranged to have a frame ship out from Spain. It'll probably be around 3 weeks by the time the complete bike arrives so that gives me 3 weeks to get back in shape. Thankfully, I've got my Alma to keep me company during that time.

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    Nearly 100 miles of dirt on the Occam. You will not regret your choice!
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    The bike has finally arrived!!!


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    Ride report?

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    I've only had a few rides with the Occam so I'm still learning its limits with each ride.

    It goes without saying that it descends much better than my Alma hardtail but I have to say that I'm really impressed with its ability to climb. I was planning on alternating between my Alma and Occam depending on the elevation gain but at this rate, I might be putting my Alma up for sale.

    I'm just about to order a kit to go tubeless but other than that, this bike is perfect for me. I'll report back at the end of summer.

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    What kit? The ghetto method works great and you don't need to spend a ton. I converted a set of non-tubless rims and non-tubless tires for very little.

    Orange Seal
    Tubeless Valves
    Gorilla Tape

    Done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO View Post
    What kit? The ghetto method works great and you don't need to spend a ton. I converted a set of non-tubless rims and non-tubless tires for very little.

    Orange Seal
    Tubeless Valves
    Gorilla Tape

    Done.
    I was going to get the D-T Swiss tubeless kit but I just realized that my bike came with the tubeless valves. I'll grab a some goo and rim tape this weekend.

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    I've had a little experience with Stan's, mostly Orange Seal. I prefer Orange Seal...and look at your bike, it is only right to use ORANGE Seal.

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