New in MTB Tech News

Several interesting news items popped up over in the Cyclingnews Tech News section this week.

Bike manufacturer Orbea, best known as the equipment sponsor of the Euskaltel-Euskadi team, has just announced what to the best of our knowledge is a unique machine: a monocoque carbon fibre mountain bike with "29in" (700C) wheels. Orbea claims the Alma 29 frame will weigh just 1300g (2.9lb) thanks to its one-piece front triangle and high modulus carbon fibre. The bike is supposed Shimano XT and XTR or SRAM XO equipment, starting from US3,000 and is to be unveiled at at Sea Otter, April 6-9.

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