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Orbea Occam 29 S40X
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Our Price: $3499.00
Orbea designates its line of 105mm-rear-wheel travel, 29ers with either an 'S' (silver carbon) or 'H' (hydroformed aluminum) followed by two digits representing its build level. The smaller the number, the higher-end the build. As a whole, the Occam 29er line contains seven mountain bikes, with the Occam 29 S40X filling a slot above the median S50. This means that the S40X possesses Orbea's competition-ready carbon chassis with componentry that favors the lighter end of the spectrum -- all without beating up the wallet. Because of this, you'll find a smart balance of Shimano SLX and XT drivetrain bits combined with alloy cockpit pieces from Race Face, and suspension covered by Fox. By selecting an 'S' designated model, you're going to experience the same ride characteristics as the flagship S10's active suspension, lightness, and meticulous craftsmanship with significantly less commitment. Like the 26-inch wheeled Occam Carbon, the 29 uses Orbea's Silver grade carbon fiber. Basically, this is where the front triangle is molded as one piece with no joints. This process keeps the weight low while concurrently increasing strength. Also similar to the 26-inch Occam, the seatstays are made of aluminum. And since the seatstays on any frame are subject to compressive forces, and carbon fiber is weakest in compression, this is an intelligent material substitution. However, despite these design parallels, the Occam 29 Carbon is not simply tweaked regurgitation of the 26-inch Occam. Instead, it was developed as an all-new platform using Orbea's Advanced Dynamics technology. From the earliest stages of design, Orbea analyzed the Occam 29's performance in a computer simulation with virtual riders on board. Why is this so important The variable and dynamic forces exerted onto a mountain bike by the rider are an integral part of how the bike accelerates, stops, and tracks over bumps. So, it makes sense that Orbea considered these forces in its design process from the get-g...