08 Feb Orbea Occam TR M10 2017
In this article we talk about the Occam TR M10 2017, Orbea’s trail bike. It is one of the bikes we used during our first Trans Pyrenees allmountain adventure where we verified that the Occam is the perfect weapon for the wildest mountain bike adventures.
Orbea Occam TR M10 2017
The Orbea Occam TR 2017 is a double suspension trail bike with 120mm travel and 29” wheels. The TR is the trail version of the Occam and is a balanced bike that has been designed for those mountain bikers who want a capable bike on the descents without almost loosing rolling efficiency (climbs like a cross country bike). The 29” wheels, the 120mm travel lockable suspensions and the light carbon fibre frame make the TR M10 a really versatile bike. The Occam TR rolls efficiently on the climbs and the flat sections, it is very stable and transmits an exceptional control on the most technical downhills.
The TR M10 is fully equipped with the Shimano XT M800 1×11 transmission groupset. The XT groupset includes: XT shadow plus rear derailleur, SL-M8000 rapid fire shifter, 32t chainring, 11-46t cassette and XT crankset. The brakes of the Occam M10 are also the Shimano XT-M8000, they come with a 180mm disc in the front brake and a 160mm disc on the rear one. This is without any doubt one of the most popular groupsets among the mountain bikers because of its simplicity and top-end performance.
Orbea trusted on DT Swiss for the wheels of the Occam TR M10, this bike is equipped with DT Spline X-1700 29” wheels and Maxxis Ardent 2´4 tyres.
For those who are looking for an aggressive bike to shred on the most difficult downhills the TR is not the best option. The TR works fine on the downhill sections but, its elder brothers, the Occam Am and the Orbea Rallon, with longer suspension travel and slacker headset angles are better for that.
Now, when pedalling on varied terrain, none of the other Orbea’s beat the TR 2017. Rooty singletracks, rocky sections, long climbs, steep downhill sections…the TR cope with everything. We used this bike on our first Trans Pyrenees allmountain adventure and we were super surprised with its performance.