Based in the Basque region of Spain, Orbea became an employee-owned co-operative in 1969—a move that ensured its future and established the values that are still seen today.
In terms of Orbea electric bikes, those values include the Rider Synergy (RS) concept, which provides power and efficiency without sacrificing the “magic” of cycling. The Orbea electric mountain bike range includes Rise, which is built around this concept.
Orbea e-bikes are highly responsive, uncluttered, and aerodynamic, using the Enough Energy concept to provide “just enough” assistance. With sophisticated transmission systems and motors located on the wheel axle, you won’t feel too much drag when power assist is off.
The Orbea Gain e-bike is ideal for road cycling, with fully-integrated lighting including full-time running lights and optional high beam. Orbea also offers lightweight urban e-bikes such as Vibe, with a motor, battery and integrated electronics system designed for fast-paced city life.
The personalisation tool lets you build your Orbea hybrid bike exactly how you want it, from colours and graphics to gearing and component options. The Orbea bikes electric customer care team offers individualised service including tech support and in-depth industry knowledge.
An Orbea e-bike can technically go as fast as you’re able to ride it, but the motor is only allowed to assist you up to a max speed of 25 km/h (20 mph). For example, on the Rise e-bike, you get more assistance the harder you pedal—but only as far as the max speed.
It’s the same deal whether you’re riding Orbea electric road bikes, urban or mountain bikes—that’s because all e-bikes have to comply with strict regulations that set them apart from motorbikes and mopeds.
It depends on which Orbea e-bike you choose, and how and where you ride it. For example, the Rider Synergy (RS) concept baked into the Rise model provides a lighter bike with lower power consumption, extending battery life by more than 1.5x.
Riding Rise in Eco mode gives you 8 hours of battery and over 4,000m of climbing. There’s also a patent-pending 252Wh Range Extender, which gives ride times and ranges comparable to a 900Wh battery on a regular e-bike.
Meanwhile, Vibe’s Range Extender (which fits neatly on your frame’s water bottle mount) charges the bike’s main battery and provides an additional 208 W/h to the internal battery’s 248W/h capacity—taking the system battery size to 450W/h with a 70% boost in range.
Every Orbea electric bike is designed to put the rider first, and that means staying lightweight and easily transportable. Rise mountain bikes are made from carbon or alloy, with the latter being the lightest e-bike in its class.
The Gain Orbea electric road bike uses monocoque carbon and hydroformed aluminium, with a new lightweight bottom bracket shell to dramatically improve stiffness and create easier battery access. Vibe urban ebikes are made from hydroformed aluminium with a carbon fork—the advanced technology enables less carbon to be used while maintaining strength.