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    Orbea News

    I am shopping for a single speed mountain bike. Some of you may have dropped in on my "Superfly vs. Stache" thread from a few days ago.

    Anyway, on a whim, I called Orbea (they have a presence in Little Rock, AR, not too far from me), to find out if they might be willing to put together a SS bike for me, and what it might cost. The sales rep informed me that by late July (next month), every bike in the "Alma" line will be available as a SS bike. Anything from the least expensive Alma, all the way up to the $7K-8K top of the line Alma Orbea. A rigid, carbon fork will be available for those who want to go with a full rigid bike. One will be able to go with Shimano or SRAM components. Boosted front and rear will be another option. The announcement will be up on the Orbea website soon, and any of the SS configurations will be available to purchase through retail stores or on-line.

    This may be old news to lots of you, but it was a surprise to me.

    Just what I needed...another brand of SS bikes to consider!! 

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    Pretty cool. Are the dropouts being changed or is this an ebb?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
    Pretty cool. Are the dropouts being changed or is this an ebb?
    I am embarrassed to admit that I forgot to ask! 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beardog View Post
    Anything from the least expensive Alma, all the way up to the $7K-8K top of the line Alma Orbea. A rigid, carbon fork will be available for those who want to go with a full rigid bike.

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    On the face of it it sounds like damn exciting news but I suspect they've just added a rigid fork and EBB as options in their customization program. Kind of nice to be able to do out of the box I suppose but unlikely to be a new frame design or anything actually *new*. More bikes should have Black Cat dropouts IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-W View Post
    On the face of it it sounds like damn exciting news but I suspect they've just added a rigid fork and EBB as options in their customization program. Kind of nice to be able to do out of the box I suppose but unlikely to be a new frame design or anything actually *new*. More bikes should have Black Cat dropouts IMO
    You are probably correct, on all counts. But, a start is something to be commended!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-W View Post
    On the face of it it sounds like damn exciting news but I suspect they've just added a rigid fork and EBB as options in their customization program. Kind of nice to be able to do out of the box I suppose but unlikely to be a new frame design or anything actually *new*. More bikes should have Black Cat dropouts IMO
    Have you used Black Cat dropouts? They look fantastic but I've seen where some frame builders pretty much refuse to use them because they are unreliable. I have no first-hand experience though.

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    I bit OT but I use those terms to describe swinging dropouts, giving them credit Love them on my SC Highball, no complaints from anyone on Salsa's and a tidy option on something like the Pivot LES

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    Something weird looking about that bike....aside from the fancy shifty stuff.
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    I'm gonna say they took a page from the Pivot Les notebook. Looks good though.

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