Trans-Nomad is not just another enduro race, it’s a challenge, an adventure, a life experience very different from conventional races. High mountains, large portages, long special stages along nature trails, stages of many kilometers are some of the distinguishing features of Trans-Nomad.
Muscular or Electric? All mountain or Enduro? If we’re not going to a traditional enduro race… Could it be that the pure enduro bike is not the best option for Trans-Nomad? We’re going to analyze the pros and cons of four Orbea mountain bikes with which to face a challenge of the magnitude of Trans-Nomad.
1. Orbea Rallon.
The perfect machine for enduro. The bike chosen by the Orbea Enduro Team to compete in the Enduro World Series. He has won and been on the Trans-Nomad podium numerous times. The perfect bike for the strongest and fastest looking to scratch every hundredth in the special stages. A winning bike.
- Pros: The most downhill bike, capable of going through any terrain with speed and safety.
- Cons: The climbs will cost us a little more effort than compared to any of its sisters and this can take its toll on us with the passage of race days.
2. Orbea Occam.
The perfect bike to enjoy Trans-Nomad without stress, or will it be a bike to contest the qualification? Without a doubt, it’s the most versatile of the muscle bikes on the market. Capable of climbing like an xc bike and tackling any enduro bike on the downhills. Its light weight and its super efficient pedaling will make the climbs much more comfortable.
- Pros: We’ll arrive fresher at the special stages.
- Cons: It will require a more precise driving than her older sister Rallon in the most broken sections of the descents.
3. Orbea Wild FS.
The electric bike with more power and autonomy. Able to climb almost any slope it will allow us some porting and the climbs by track will seem like a walk. Its great stability will make the technical steps easier for us.
- Pros: Its great autonomy will allow us to finish the stages without worrying too much about the battery.
- Cons: Its high weight can penalize us in some porting.
4. Orbea Rise.
A new way of mountain biking. Its Shimano EP8 RS motor will make you feel like you have the legs of an xco pro. A natural pedaling, very different from what we feel with a conventional ebike.
Its low weight, comparable even to some muscle bikes on the market, will make us feel like we are riding a conventional all-mountain bike.
- Pros: Very light, its low weight wont penalize us in the carry and the assistance of the engine will make us feel very strong in the pedaling climbs.
- Cons: Being a “very muscular” electric bike to get to the top as fast you’ll have to put a part of yourself, so to speak, you’ve to earn assistance.
And now with which of these bikes would you make Trans-Nomad?