The chance to ride a new bike is always a fun opportunity. When that chance comes in dusty, 70° SoCal conditions when it was below zero back home, it doesn’t really matter what you ride because you’re gonna have a good time. However, when I found out that Orbea was going to have the new Rallon R4 on hand at Press Camp, I knew immediately what bike I would be grabbing as we set off for the hills around LA.
Having spent a good amount of time on the Rallon R3, a bike that I liked quite a bit, the new Enduro focused R4 has been on my mind since it was recently introduced. The new bike is longer, lower, slacker, lighter, and has longer legs than its predecessor. How is it on the trails? Check out the two(!) ride review after the break as well as some actual weights for both the 2014 Rallon and Alma 27.5/29er!