Orbea Releases the New Alloy Rise light eMTB

Orbea Bicycles

The Rise Hydro aluminum light eMTB

Orbea completes the Rise family with new aluminum models that bring the Rider Synergy experience and technology to a wider audience.

The popularity of “light ebikes” has not stopped growing since its recent introduction to the market. The feeling of rolling like a mechanical trail bike and its handling on the trails have made many ebikers opt for this type of bike, while many others have made the leap from traditional mechanical bikes.

Orbea hit the table by debuting a whole new philosophy for ebikes last year with one of the lightest electric bikes on the market: Rise. Developed with the Rider Synergy (RS) philosophy, this model introduced the idea of a fully integrated system where power, weight, interface and autonomy are considered together. Now, Orbea brings this philosophy to a wider audience with the addition of three aluminum models that are joining the Rise family.

Same RS experience but in aluminum

Like its carbon sister, Rise Aluminum’s power comes from an EP8 RS motor, developed in an exclusive collaboration between Orbea and Shimano.

Orbea acted on the motor firmware to offer the most natural and efficient assistance as possible, eliminating drag and power delay that’s typical of conventional ebikes. The motor was also optimized to provide maximum assistance between 75 and 95 strokes per minute, the cadence at which the human body pedals the most efficiently and where we normally pedal our standard mechanical bikes.

This means that the harder we pedal, Rise responds instantly with more power, with a feeling of natural assistance.

Another unique aspect of the RS philosophy is its autonomy. Due to the lower power consumption, the lower weight of the bike and the greater dependence on the rider’s legs, the battery in Rise lasts about 50% more compared to a standard ebike. This translates into surprising autonomy for the 360Wh battery in the carbon models and a whopping 540Wh in the aluminum models with a completely redesigned battery.

Weight is another key to Rise and something Orbea invested many hours in to optimize the details of the models: frame, integrated battery, cable routing and push buttons were taken into account. Motor optimization through the Rider Synergy also allows for trail components to be mounted, which saves weight and enables the bike to handle like a mechanical trail bike.

The lightest in the category, also in aluminum

Natural pedaling and handling are the two aspects that differentiate Rise the most. To keep these characteristics intact in the aluminum versions, Orbea’s engineering team scrutinized all the details and invested many hours in development.

The recently debuted aluminum version features a completely redesigned 540Wh battery, developed by Orbea, who rethought the distribution of the 21,700 cells, the housing arrangement, the wiring and the brackets to find a battery that is as optimized and lightweight as possible and with one of the highest energy densities on the market.

For the frame, Orbea selected the best materials and applied the most advanced manufacturing processes, just as it does for its highest-level carbon frames. Thanks to the double- and triple-butted, hydroformed tubes, the team optimized the thickness and shapes of the tubes and reinforced the most delicate areas. In other words, it saves weight where you don’t need material and adjusts the stiffness in the important areas.

In effort to give the highest level of attention to the new aluminum version, Orbea applied its polishing process to the frame. This technique smooths the welds at the tube joints, matching the aesthetics of a carbon frame. In fact, it’s difficult to discern the differences between an aluminum frame and carbon frame. This process also increases aluminum’s fatigue resistance in critical areas.

All this design and development work has resulted in an aluminum frame weight of merely 3.4kg — just 100g more than an Occam aluminum frame and 2kg lighter than most aluminum ebikes on the market. The total weight of the new aluminum Rise is an impressive 19kg for the top-of-the-range model and 20kg for the entry-level model.

Electronics news for aluminum versions

The Rise carbon version maintains its 360Wh battery, enough for rides of 3–4 hours, depending on how the battery is managed. This battery will continue to the be preferred favorite for riders looking for the lightest Rise experience. For longer rides and bigger outputs, Orbea offers a Range Extender that increases the total system capacity to 612Wh.

Orbea considered the needs of riders looking for the experience and autonomy of a carbon Rise but at a more accessible price, so they equipped the aluminum versions with a new 540Wh battery, making Rise Aluminum more appealing for a wide spectrum of riders, reducing the price and increasing the simplicity of the system for those looking for a light ebike without the need for a Range Extender. The new 540Wh battery has a record weight of just 2.7kg.

In Eco mode, the stated range for the battery on aluminum models has a range of more than 3,500m of elevation change; 2,200m in Trail mode; and 1,600m in Boost mode. As if that wasn’t enough, Rise Aluminum can be paired with a new 252Wh Range Extender, which results in a “light ebike” of almost 800Wh.

Extra battery capacity usually means a longer charging time, so Orbea developed a new smart charger for aluminum Rises. This charger detects if you’re charging the new 540Wh battery or the new Range Extender and will adjust the charge voltage accordingly. For the main battery, the charge will be at 4A, reaching an 80% charge in just 3 hours; the Range Extender will be charged at 2A.

Rise H Geometry

As always, Orbea personalized

While Rise Carbon sees full personalization through MyO, the aluminum models feature three different color options and numerous components to choose from:

A Fox 34 or Fox 36 fork is available on all models; a Shimano display with more information or the elegant and discreet Junction EW-EN100; and different options for wheels, brakes or tires to fit the needs and preferences of each rider.

The new aluminum Rise models will be available starting in December.

Rise & Rider Connect

Through Rider Connect, users can reserve a Rise and manage their purchase at the dealer they selected, or personalize the bike thanks to MyO Lite and receive it at their nearest store – all at the click of a button.

Head to the Orbea site now to learn more about the all new Rise H.

Orbea Rise M-TEAM

ORBEA RISE H10

Frame: Orbea Rise Hydro 2022 140mm travel 29” Boost 12×148
Shock: Fox Float DPS Factory 3-Pos Evol Kashima custom tune [Fox Float X Factory 2-Pos Evol LV Kashima] Fork: Fox 34 Float Factory 140mm Fit4 [Fox 36 Float Factory 150mm Grip2] Crankset: e*thirteen e*spec Direct Mount 32T Boost
Crank: e*thirteen Plus Alu
Headset: Acros Alloy 1-1/8 – 1-1/2” Integrated
Handlebar: Race Face Next R 35 20mm Rise 780mm
Stem: Race Face Aeffect R 35mm interface
Shifters: Shimano XT M8100 I-Spec EV
Brakes: Shimano XT M8100 Hydraulic Disc
Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100 SGS Shadow Plus
Chain: Shimano M6100
Wheels: Race Face TURBINE-R30 TLR
Cassette: Shimano CS-M8100 10-51t 12-Speed
Tires: Maxxis Dissector/Rekon 2.40” 3CMaxxTerra Exo/EXO+
Seatpost: OC MC20 Mountain Control Dropper [125-170mm] Saddle: Fizik Taiga S-Alloy rail
Chainguide: Orbea Rise chainguide
Motor: Shimano EP8-RS
Battery: Orbea RS Internal 540Wh
Remote1: Shimano E7000 switch unit for assist
Charger: Orbea Smart Charger (42V-4A)

MSRP: $7,299/€6,799/£6,099

Orbea Rise M-10

ORBEA RISE H15

Frame: Orbea Rise Hydro 2022 140mm travel 29” Boost 12×148
Shock: Fox Float X Performance 2-Pos Evol LV custom tune [Fox Float X Factory 2-Pos Evol LV Kashima]Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance 150 Grip 3-pos [Fox 36 Float Factory 150 Grip2 Kashima]Crankset: e*thirteen e*spec Direct Mount 32T Boost
Crank: e*thirteen Plus Alu
Headset: Acros Alloy 1-1/8 – 1-1/2” Integrated
Handlebar: Race Face Aeffect 35 20mm Rise 780mm
Stem: Race Face Aeffect R 35mm interface
Shifters: Shimano SLX M7100 I-Spec EV
Brakes: Shimano M6100 Hydraulic Disc [Shimano XT M8120 Hydraulic Disc]Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100 SGS Shadow Plus
Chain: Shimano M6100
Wheels: Race Face AR 30c TLR
Cassette: Shimano CS-M7100 10-51t 12-Speed
Tires: Maxxis Dissector/Rekon 2.40” 3CMaxxTerra Exo/Exo+
Seatpost: OC2 Dropper 31.6mm [125mm-170mm]Saddle: Fizik Taiga S-alloy rail
Chainguide: Orbea Rise chainguide
Motor: Shimano EP8-RS
Battery: Orbea RS Internal 540Wh
Remote1: Shimano E7000 switch unit for assist
Charger: Orbea Smart Charger (42V-4A)

MSRP: $6,299/€5,799/£5,199

Orbea Rise M-20

ORBEA RISE H30

Frame: Orbea Rise Hydro 2022 140mm travel 29” Boost 12×148
Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance 3-Position Evol custom tune
Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z2 140 [Fox 34 Float Performance 140 3-pos]Crankset: e*Thirteen e*spec Direct Mount 32T Boost
Crank: e*Thirteen Plus Alu 165mm
Headset: Acros Alloy 1-1/8 – 1-1/2” Integrated
Handlebar: OC1 35mm 12mm Rise 780mm
Stem: OC1 3D Forged 35mm interface
Shifters: Shimano Deore M6100
Brakes: Shimano MT410 Hydraulic Disc [Shimano M6120 Hydraulic Disc]Derailleur: Shimano SLX M7100 SGS Shadow Plus
Chain: Shimano M6100
Wheels: Race Face AR 30c Tubeless Ready
Cassette: Shimano CS-M7100 10-51t 12-Speed
Tires: Maxxis Dissector/Rekon 2.40” 3CMaxxTerra Exo/Exo+
Seatpost: OC2 Dropper 31.6mm [125mm-170mm]Saddle: Fizik Taiga S-alloy rail
Chainguide: Orbea Rise chainguide
Motor: Shimano EP8-RS
Battery: Orbea RS Internal 540Wh
Remote1: Shimano E7000 switch unit for assist
Charger: Orbea Smart Charger (42V-4A)

MSRP: $5,299/€4,999/£4,599

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