Orbea carbon 29er

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006
By Yokota Fritz

Spanish bike builder Orbea introduces the world's first (AFAIK) carbon fiber 29 inch mountain bikes to the U.S. market. The Alma 29 features one-piece carbon fiber monocoque front triangle and high modulus carbon to create a 2.9 pound 29 inch mountain bike frame. Complete Alma 29s will start at about $3000 and will be officially introduced at the Sea Otter Classic on April 6.

I've been dubious in online discussion about the demand for 29ers. Last year's run of aluminum Orbea 29ers, however, completely sold out. It should be interesting to see what the 29er market does this year.

Gee, BRaIN, what are going to do tonight? The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to ride a bike! Narf! Zort! Tags: 29er, mtb

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