The 2024 Orbea Rallon gets a host of radical upgrades making it one of the most capable enduro bikes around

Orbea Rallon being ridden
The Orbea Rallon has built its reputation Enduro racing (Image credit: Orbea)

The Orbea Rallon built its reputation between the tapes as one of the best enduro mountain bikes around and has been the bike of choice for the Orbea EDR race team. As enduro racing continues to evolve with ever more aggressive tracks, Orbea has now evolved the Rallon. The latest version now gets increased travel and receives an aggressive geometry update, which the brand says makes the new Orbea Rallon even more capable and faster, ready for the most demanding enduro tracks. 

Along with the travel and geometry updates Rallon also comes with new graphics and new colors including the Orbea customisable MYO paint option. There are five builds to choose from, all using Orbea’s Monocoque Race (OMR) carbon fiber in the frame construction. All builds feature Fox Factory suspension and Shimano drivetrains, apart from the M11 AXS Rallon, which gets the latest SRAM GX AXS Transmission. I had a look over the details and changes to see what could make the new Orbea Rallon the big mountain enduro bike of choice.

Orbea Rallon side on details in forest

The Orbea Rallon gets travel and geometry updates and comes with new graphics and new colors (Image credit: Orbea)

Geometry gets aggressive

The changes on start with the geometry update and a flip chip. The head angle goes from 64 degrees to 63.5 degrees, and on a large frame the reach is 485mm. There's a choice between 28mm or 35mm of bottom bracket drop on all sizes, and the seat tube angle is either 77.5 or 77 degrees depending on the flip chip. All this combined makes the Rallon long, low and slack and should deliver incredible stability at speed with natural cornering. 

Orbea says the steep seat tube angle also helps improve the pedaling position and stability on climbs, and will take longer dropper posts up to 200mm. The seat tube also gives the bike one of the lowest standover heights around. The Rallon is also capable of sporting a mullet setup with the choice of 27.5-inch or 29-inch rear wheels that doesn't affect geometry by using the two included shock extenders.

Orbea Rallon Lockr storage details

The downtube Lockr zone has space for all the ride essentials (Image credit: Orbea)

A progressive suspension curve

Travel is now increased from 160mm to 167mm and a revised suspension kinematic, which Orbea say gives a more progressive suspension curve that easily controls the bike in full-travel situations. A more rearward axle path, combined with the 167mm of rear travel makes it fast and agile in the turns, with plenty of control and traction in the rough. Upfront the Fox 38 fork with 170mm of travel is ready to handle the big hits. Fully sealed bearings are also aimed to keep the suspension working optimally and to last longer.

Orbea Rallon rear shock details

Travel is increased from 160mm to 167mm along with a revised suspension kinematic (Image credit: Orbea)

Clever storage solutions

Elsewhere the Orbea has added new storage spaces called Lockr Frame Storage which can carry essential tools and provisions. In the downtube Lockr zone, are two sealed bags, with a tube, tyre levers and space for two C02 cartridges. Additionally, the main pivot and rear axle are cleverly filled with cleverly designed tools, held in place securely with magnets including hex keys from 3 to 6mm and a T25 wrench.

The Rallon also uses custom co-moulded plastic protectors to shield the frame from impacts and remove chain noise. Cable noise is eliminated using internal cable guides, and improved silicon plugs at the frame entry and exit points. 

Orbea Rallon cockpit details

Cable noise is eliminated by using internal cable guides, and improved silicon plugs at the frame entry and exit points (Image credit: Orbea)

2024 Orbea Rallon pricing, availability and spec

The Orbea Rallon is available in five builds and ready to order now. The top-of-the-range Rallon M-LTD is priced at $14,999 / £11,399 / €10,499, the Rallon M-Team costs $10,599 / £7,999 / €7,499, Rallon M11 AXS is $6,999 / £6,999 / €6,499, and the M10 is $6,599 / £6,499 / €5,999, with the M20 at $5,299 / £5,399 / €4,999. Selected specs are below with full details at Orbea.com.

Tech specs: 2024 Orbea Rallon

Rallon M-LTD

Side view of the Orbea Rallon M-LTD

(Image credit: Orbea)
  • Frame: Orbea Monocoque Race Carbon
  • Fork: Fox 38 Float Factory 170mm Grip2 Kashima
  • Rear Shock: Fox DHX2 Factory 2-Pos Adjust SLS Spring 
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM XX Eagle AXS 12s
  • Shifters: SRAM AXS Pod Ultimate
  • Bar: OC Mountain Control MC10 Carbon
  • Crankset: SRAM XX Eagle Dub Black 32t
  • Seatpost: Fox Transfer Factory Kashima Dropper 200mm
  • Saddle: ERGON SM Enduro Comp
  • Brakes: SRAM Code Ultimate Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheels: Oquo Mountain Control MC32LTD
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai/Maxxis Minion DHR II
  • Color: Mars Red / Matt Black / Forest Green / Blue Stone
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Price: $14,999 / £11,399 / €10,499

Rallon M-Team

Side view of the Orbea Rallon M-Team

(Image credit: Orbea)
  • Frame: Orbea Monocoque Race Carbon
  • Fork: Fox 38 Float Factory 170mm Grip2 Kashima
  • Rear Shock: Fox Float X2 Factory 2-Position Adjust Kashima
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100 SGS Shadow Plus 12s
  • Shifters: Shimano XT M8100 I-Spec EV
  • Bar: OC Mountain Control MC10 Carbon
  • Crankset: Race Face Era 32t
  • Seatpost: Fox Transfer Factory Kashima Dropper 200mm
  • Saddle: ERGON SM Enduro Comp
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8120 Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheels: Oquo Mountain Control MC32LTD
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai/Maxxis Minion DHR II
  • Color: Mars Red / Matt Black / Forest Green / Blue Stone
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Price: $10,599 / £7,999 / €7,499

Rallon M11 AXS

Side view of the Orbea Rallon M11 AXS

(Image credit: Orbea)
  • Frame: Orbea Monocoque Race Carbon
  • Fork: Fox 38 Float Performance 170mm
  • Rear Shock: Fox FLOAT X Performance 2-Position
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle AXS 12s
  • Shifters: SRAM AXS Pod
  • Bar: OC Mountain Control MC10 Carbon
  • Crankset: SRAM GX Eagle Dub 32t 
  • Seatpost: OC Mountain Control MC21 200mm
  • Saddle: ERGON SM Enduro
  • Brakes: SRAM Code Bronze Hydraulic Disc
  • Wheels: Oquo Mountain Control MC32LTD
  • Tires: Maxxis Assegai/Maxxis Minion DHR II
  • Color: Mars Red / Matt Black / Forest Green / Blue Stone
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Price: $6,999 / £6,999 / €6,499
Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm