It has been two years since Orbea launched its Rise Carbon e-bike, one of many lightest eMTBs in the marketplace. They’ve since launched an aluminum model, the Rise Hydro, which provided an even bigger battery and decrease value whereas sustaining a good weight.

Now could be the time to replace the carbon model. The principle information is that Orbea has made it round 400g lighter than the earlier carbon Rise. This offers the lightest model a whole bike weight of 15.9 kg / 35.1 lb (claimed), which is lighter than some path bikes and not using a motor.

Particulars about Orbea Rise 23
• Claimed weight from 15.9 kg (35.1 lb)
• Body and battery ~400g lighter than earlier RIse
• Headset Cable Routing
• Up to date Shimano EP 801 motor
• Shimano Di2 computerized gear change
• 29″ wheels, 140/150 mm journey
• Worth: $6,499 to $11,499

This assumes the identical battery capability because the previous carbon Rise (360 Wh), however the brand new bike can be appropriate with the Hydro mannequin’s 540 Wh battery. Selecting the bigger battery provides 800g to the load, however now there’s the choice of fifty% extra vary for less than a slight weight penalty over the previous bike.

Motor and batteries

The Rise has been constructed round a customized model of Shimano’s EP8 motor that delivers 60Nm of torque (up from 85Nm) to assist enhance effectivity and vary with a smaller battery. Now they use an up to date model, Shimano EP801, with a extra refined response and as much as 5 help modes that may be configured within the Shimano app.

The massive change is the battery. Weighing 1.9kg, the smaller 360Wh model is 300g lighter than the outgoing Rise, accounting for the majority of the load financial savings. The brand new battery additionally has helps constructed into the battery; these save extra weight and in addition make it appropriate with the 540 Wh battery first seen within the Rise Hydro. This implies now you can get the Rise Carbon and Rise Hydro with a selection of 360Wh or 540Wh batteries.

Vary estimates (maybe optimistic) from Orbea.

There’s additionally an non-obligatory 252Wh vary extender, which means you possibly can pack as much as 792Wh of energy on board with both body materials. Add to that the light-weight construct, comparatively frugal motor and fast-rolling tires and it must be doable to recover from 3,000m (10,000ft) of top acquire on a single cost.

Body particulars

As with their full-powered Wild e-bike, Orbea determined to change to cable routing by means of the headset. Moreover, the wire that connects the bar-mounted distant to the motor will likely be routed by means of the handlebars and stem on some fashions by means of a Shimano Di2 appropriate handlebar. You possibly can swap or spec an everyday handlebar, however prefer it or not, all cables should undergo the headset.

Much less clearly and fewer controversial, Orbea reworked the carbon layup to avoid wasting an extra 100g on body weight, most notably on the rocker hyperlink.


The geometry hasn’t modified because the unique Rise. It is designed to be an all-around path bike, not an enduro sled.

Costs and specs

Specs are customizable on the Orbea web site utilizing their MyO (“My Orbea”) program, so the usual specs above are simply a place to begin for those who’re shopping for on-line. Excessive-end fashions get Orbea’s new Oquo wheels. Some fashions characteristic Shimano’s new XT Di2 gearing, which may coast and even mechanically shift gears. It is also attention-grabbing to see Orbea spec Galfer rotors with Shimano brakes, like their EWS race group.

Orbea proclaims that the brand new Rise Carbon will likely be obtainable on the market by the tip of the yr.

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