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JMHV's Ridiculous(ly fun) Orbea Singlespeed 5

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Frame: Orbea Laufey. Misc.: Large
Fork: Fox 34 Float Performance. Misc.: 140mm
Headset: Acros Black
Handlebar: ENVE Composites M6. Misc.: 780mm, 20mm rise
Stem: ENVE Composites Mountain. Misc.: 55mm
Grips: Santa Cruz Palmdale. Misc.: Black
Brakes: Shimano MT-501. Misc.: Dual Piston with XT rotors
Brake Levers: Shimano MT-501
Cranks: Race Face Affect. Misc.: 175mm
Chainrings / Sprocket: Race Face Next. Misc.: 32T
Bottom Bracket: Race Face X-Type BSA Threaded
Chain: SRAM PC 870. Misc.: Bulk, Gray
Cassette / Rear Cog: Other Niner Cogalicious. Misc.: 19T
Pedals: Crankbrothers Candy 7. Misc.: XL Ti Spindles
Front Rim: ENVE M60HV. Misc.: 29", 28H
Rear Rim: ENVE M60HV. Misc.: 29", 28H
Hubs: DT Swiss 240S Front Centerlock Disc Hub. Misc.: Boost, Straight Pull
Spokes: Sapim Aero Blade
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT 3C. Misc.: 20PSI
Rear Tire: Maxxis Aggressor WT 2.5 3C. Misc.: 23PSI
Saddle: fi'zi:k Taiga S. Misc.: Alloy Rails
Seatpost: Other OC. Misc.: 150mm with Remote
Seatpost Clamp: Other Orbea
General Info
Model Year: 2020
Riding Type: Trail / All-Mountain
Weight: 24 lb 14 oz (11283 g)
Additional Info: I have been over hardtails for a long time, but I also love a good singlespeed. When Orbea updated the Laufey with a 460 reach and 65.5 head angle with a 140mm fork, I reckoned the time had come again. This rig is a blast with the big tires and modern geometry, the 32x19T magic gear is perfect for my terrain and fairly lazy attitude towards SS, and it's so rad to have a silent bike that requires almost no maintenance. Ti bolts throughout (just because) and custom Enve wheelset with OEM silver DT 240 straight pull hubs add a bit of flare, but this rig is mostly business. I started with a lighter pair of Rekon tires but immediately put these on and you can imagine the improvement. I seriously need to put on a fork fender.

Vital MTB member JMHV JMHV 11/15/2019 8:29 AM

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32x19T (or 34x21 or 30x17) gives proper tension and it's a pretty reasonable gear for me. A "Magic Gear" is the gear ratio that works on a regular bike without the ability to adjust tension.

Sometimes it's a little tight or a little loose, but this one worked out to be spot-on.

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