2021 ORBEA MX40 Mountain Bike
The best bike that you can get is the one that you will ride the most. The Orbea MX 40 guarantees that with some great features you get if you buy it. It has also evolved from the models of previous years, so this year 2021 it comes with some great improvements in terms of features and components.
The popular Spanish bike company has sent Kilmallock Cycles another great trail bike our way that is intended to be fun, strong, and versatile. The Orbea MX 40 is a relatively cheap but a good-looking bike that is definitely difficult to resist riding. With an aluminum frame and front suspension, this is the medium weight for this class and this price range. It is rolling on either 29″ or 27.5″ wheels, both of which are a popular choice for mountain biking. If you are really reluctant to buy an expensive bike and you do not see value in it for yourself, the Orbea MX 40 will be more than enough to satiate your recreational and fitness cycling desires.
The 2021 Orbea MX 40 Hardtail Mountain Bike in Blue/Red/Black and Ocean Green Yellow is the second bike Orbea’s adult mountain bike range. It comes with the same frame as the MX50 but has upgraded gears and suspension to make it more capable off-road. The MX 40 is available in a huge range of sizes in both 27.5” and 29” wheel options.
27.5” wheels are available on the smaller frame sizes. They keep the stand over height on the bike low and also make the bike more manoeuvrable when riding off-road. The larger bikes are available with a 29” wheel which roll faster, making you quicker on the road and off-road. In the middle of the range you can choose which wheel size you want.
The MX 40 is built round an AL6061 aluminium frame designed specifically for use with hydraulic disc brakes. The tubing used to create the frame is carefully shaped to add strength where you need it without adding extra weight. It comes with internal cable routing for a clean and tidy look and has all of the mounting points you need for panniers and luggage racks so it will double up for commuting duties as well.
To make the MX 40 more off-road capable it comes with 2×9 speed Shimano gears, rather than the 2×7 speed on the MX50, so you get 18 rather than 14 gears total. It also has a beefed up suspension fork with 30mm rather than 28mm uppers. This makes the fork stiffer so you get more precise handling when riding off-road.
This bike is perfect for
Anyone looking to start mountain biking on a budget, or who wants and tough and capable bike for general use and commuting. With some nice upgrades over the MX 50 the MX 40 will suit riders who want to spend more time off-road than on.
- AL6061 aluminium frame with internal cable routing
- Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc brakes
- 2 x 9 speed Shimano gearing
- SR Suntour XCT 30 Suspension Fork with 100mm of travel
- All the mounting points you need to add a pannier rack.
Who are Orbea?
Orbea have been making bikes since the early 1930s and winning Tour de Frances stages for just as long. Based in the heart of the Basque country in Northern Spain Orbea are one of the oldest and best respected bike companies in Europe.
Orbea do things a little differently from many of the big American bike brands. The heart of Orbea’s manufacturing is still in Spain and Portugal. Parts are shipped in from all over the world and then assembled as they are needed. This means Orbea can offer a much more customised service including the ability to swap out colours and parts on most of their higher end bikes to suit individual customers.
Although best known in Ireland for their road bikes Orbea have a growing reputation as a mountain bike brand and make a comprehensive range of kids bikes, hybrids, electric and commuting machines.