In Norse mythology, Laufey is the mysterious mother of Loki, one of the most infamous tricksters of all time. Laufey is also the origin of Orbea's most clever and versatile bike—indeed, the Laufey has created a whole new style of riding. And instead of saying Laufey is tailored for one type of rider, they went ahead and claimed that this fun-loving machine is perfect for everyone.
The Laufey is well-suited for aggressive riding thanks to its 130mm fork and tough Maxxis Rekon Exo tires. The aluminum frame construction uses tubing manipulation and varying wall-thicknesses to increase strength and resistance to unwanted flex. Many of the tubes are butted to save weight in the middle of the tubes, away from the stress of the joints and weld zones. Using aluminum technologies as advanced as their carbon manufacturing ensures Orbea's aluminum bikes are never second-best. The Laufey's modern frame geometry is proportional across sizes, to ensure that all riders can enjoy the impeccable handling of a lean, fun, fast bike, regardless of frame and wheel size. The use of short 430mm chainstays makes this bike quick, stiff, and responsive. Additionally, increasing the rear axle spacing to 148mm moves the chainline outboard by 3mm, increasing the space available at the bottom bracket.
27-inch plus tires are wider than traditional tires and are much higher volume, meaning they can be run at lower pressures. This allows the bike to easily handle light mud and snow or sand, greatly expanding the terrain you can cover. The Laufey comes standard with 27.5-inch plus wheels, but its Double Duty design packs two bikes into one platform, allowing you to run 29-inch wheels in the same frame.
The H30 features a patented Orbea Digit Post that makes it significantly quicker and easier to stop and adjust saddle height during a ride, without having to deal with the cables and maintenance of a dropper seatpost.
- Shimano SLX drivetrain
- Sun Ringle Duroc 40 wheels
|Frame||Orbea Laufey Hydro Triple Butted 29/27.5+ design. Boost, ISCG 05|
|Fork||RockShox Recon RL 130 Air Boost|
|Headset||FSA 1-1/8–1-1/2" Integrated|
Front: 15 x 110mm
Rear: 12 x 148mm
|Rims/Wheels||Sun Ringle Duroc 40 Tubeless Ready|
|Tires||Maxxis Rekon 2.8" 60 TPI Exo TLR|
|Crankset||OC-Custom PWl Charm-TT-Boost|
|Chain||Shimano HG 601|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano SLX M7000 GS Shadow Plus Direct Mount|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Sun Race 11-46t 11-Speed|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX M7000|
|Handlebars||Orbea OC-II Riser 760mm|
|Brakes||Shimano MT201 Hydraulic Disc|
|Saddle||Selle Royal Custom Trail II 2043 HRN|
|Seat Post||Orbea Digit 31.6 x 400mm|
|Orange-Pistachio / Medium||08434446400773||J27018M3||ORB269441979|