Over the weekend had time to build up the frame and ride on Sat! The fit is perfect! The best frame I've personally owned. This also includes some carbon frames. The details are quite impressive. Not only did it come with a chainstay protector but also a seatstay one! The cups for the head tube were already installed, wow. Most frames don't even come with cups let alone a headset It came with a complete FSA headset (which I always use FSA) and seat clamp (a nice one, cool). The cable routing is excellent for external routing. Everyone is going internal and my last bike had it and it's kind of a pain when it comes to maintaining brakes or replacing brake cables. This frame is more stiff than the Focus SAM enduro bike I came from. The pedaling ability is slightly better than the Focus SAM. Also, the L Rallon has longer reach/top tube and short stays than the L SAM and both weigh the same (5ish lbs w/out shock).
Attached are pics of the build
Here's my testimonial you can use on your site.
"IBB Cyclery & Multisport is an excellent place to get a frame or bike from. I was looking for ordering a Orbea Rallon and found IBB Cyclery through Orbea"s website. Kirk responded quickly to my inquiry about ordering the Orbea Rallon frame in a large. Not only did Kirk respond quickly but he actually wanted to help me order the frame unlike the dozen other shops in the US who simply replied to my inquiry stating they didn't have any in stock. Kirk showed fantastic customer service throughout the process of ordering the frame and provided regular shipping updates. I highly recommend buying a bike from IBB. You won't be disappointed. Thanks to IBB team and Kirk for helping me order the Orbea Rallon quickly with great customer service along the way. If I lived near IBB they would by my go to local bike shop. Oh, about that Orbea Rallon frame...OH MY GOSH is it a killer frame. The attention to detail is the best I've seen in the industry right now. This includes all aluminium frames and even a good portion of carbon frames in the trail/enduro segment. The Rallon is super high quality, really stiff, spot on geometry, and impressive details (comes with a headset, seat clamp, and seatstay/chainstay protectors!). I have owned trail/all mountain frames from Santa Cruz,Trek, Focus, GT, Diamondback, and Norco. This has been my favorite frame to date!"
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Just over the moon with Orbea, their attention to detail, and the Rallon frame quality. Please promote this frame/bike cuz it kicks ass! All the reviews I've read are right on. I see why every major blog/magazine has given 4.5/5 stars. Again, thanks so much for working with me Kirk. I am very happy with you and your shop. I'm even more thrilled about the Rallon! Take care man! If my experience with IBB is an indication of what others will also experience, I see a very bright future for you and IBB!