The Orbea Alma M15 29 features the same lightweight carbon frame as the Alma M-LTD model but at a lower price. A SRAM GX Eagle groupset lowers the price, giving you reliable shifting for a great value. Still, this version of the Alma remains very light and is one of the better climbing cross-country bikes out there. Most Orbea pros choose to use the Alma when a race stage calls for a lot of climbing, so it is sure to suit your uphill needs.
Thanks to Orbea’s 4x4 Dynamic Structure, this is a very compliant hardtail. The headtube flexes naturally to dissipate some vibration and impact energy that would typically get in the way of a fast and enjoyable ride. This dynamic structure gives you all the compliance you need without sacrificing valuable speed. Larger 29-inch wheels are used on this model to add to the efficiency of each pedal stroke, so you can comfortably keep up your speed all day. Overall, Orbea estimates that this version of the Alma is 10 percent more comfortable than previous iterations.