Affordable XC with the new Orbea Onna Hardtail
Spaniard Orbea has a new hardtail in the lineup, and this one is all about grassroots cross-country racing. The brand new We have not is billed as an entry-level XC race that complements their longer-travel Laufey shredtail and World Cup-ready Alma carbon hardtail. This aluminum hardtail is available in five sizes to fit a wide variety of bodies, with three colorways to please the eye. Five different build specs start this bike at €/$799 and the most expensive component spec is €/$1,399. A smaller Onna Junior model will also be available in Europe, with prices ranging from €629 to €1,099.
Onna frames have all internal cable routing and tapered head tubes, and while these race machines don’t include one, they are also routed for a dropper post. Size XS bikes roll on 27.5” tires, while small can be ordered with any diameter, and size mid to XL bikes are all 29” front and rear. back. If you consider this a soft urban option, Orbea has included kickstand mounting points just for you. The bike also comes with a one-year subscription to Wikiloc to help you find the trails and a free tune-up at your local dealer, focusing more on the needs of new riders.
This new frame should be a nice ride for people who dive into the sport, with a nimble 69.5° head tube angle to keep the steering lively and a 74.5° seat tube angle that slacks off. will accentuate when riders lean towards the fork. The reach measurements are pretty “classic XC” and look set for a bit longer stem. One of the benefits of this extended stem is that it comes with more angle options than stubby stems so riders can get a cockpit fit on the bike. The chainstays feel well balanced to make this bike maneuverable and fast; two things many riders want on a tight XC course.
Head to the Orbea website for more details. The weight on the bike was not stated in the press release. The Orbea site says the bikes should ship in the coming weeks.