Affordable XC With the New Orbea Onna Hardtail

Orbea has a new hardtail in the lineup, and this one's all about grassroots cross country racing.

Spain’s Orbea has a new hardtail in the lineup, and this one’s all about grassroots cross country racing. The all new Onna is billed as an entry-level XC ride that complements their longer travel Laufey shredtail and World Cup-ready Alma carbon hardtail. This aluminum hardtail comes in five sizes to fit a wide variety of bodies, with three colorways to please the eyes. Five different build specs start this bike out at €/$799 and the most expensive component spec goes for €/$1,399. A smaller Onna Junior model will also be available in Europe, with prices ranging from €629 to €1,099.

Onna frames have all of the sleek internal cable routing and tapered headtubes, and while these race machines don’t include one, they are also routed for a dropper post. Size XS bikes roll on 27.5″ tires, while the small can be ordered with either diameter, and medium through XL bikes are all 29″ front and rear. If you’re looking at this as a sweet urban option, Orbea included kickstand mounting points just for you. The bike also comes with a year subscription to Wikiloc to help you find the trails and a free tune-up at your local dealer, further focusing on newer riders’ needs.

This fresh frame should be a sweet ride for folks diving into the sport, with a nimble 69.5° head tube angle to keep the steering snappy and a 74.5° seat tube angle that will steepen as riders lean toward the fork. Reach measurements are fairly “classic XC” and look ready for a somewhat longer stem. One benefit of that stretched stem is that they are available with more angle options than stubby stems so riders can achieve a dialed cockpit fit on the bike. The chainstays look well balanced to make this bike maneuverable and quick handling; two things many racers want on a tight XC course.

Head on over to the Orbea site for additional details. Weight on the bike wasn’t listed in the press release. The Orbea site says bikes should be shipping in the next few weeks.