2023 Orbea Wild eMTB eyes up the rostrum with new geometry, revised suspension and a rigid body

New Bosch-powered electric powered enduro bike sports activities 29in wheels and 160mm tour

Orbea Wild M-LTD

Orbea’s new Wild eMTB is designed with the goal of being the pleasant enduro electric powered mountain bike at the trails. It has complete 29in wheels and dishes out 160mm of rear-suspension tour.

Frame stiffness, weight, geometry and kinematics have all been tuned to enhance performance.

Seven fashions are available, with 4 carbon-framed alternatives and 3 aluminium bikes. Prices variety from £5,299 / $5,699 / €5,699 up to £10,999 / $11,999 / €11,999.

These appoint Bosch’s complete-strength CX and CX-R electric powered mountain bike motors, handing over eighty five Nm torque with 625Wh or 750Wh battery alternatives. The bike additionally makes use of Bosch’s present day Mini Remote that allows you to alternate mode settings wirelessly.

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Stiffness refinement

Removable batteries grow weight, complexity and noise, but lessen stiffness. Orbea makes use of its SBS (Secure Battery System), which houses the battery in the down tube to oppose those issues.

Orbea instructed us it spent loads of time optimising the body stiffness and making it as mild as viable, even as accomplishing the favoured rigidity.

Because of an electric powered bike’s extra weight because of the motor, battery and extra strong components, Orbea shows a bike’s body wishes to be 10 in keeping with cent stiffer than a non-assisted bike to gain the equal journey quality.

Orbea has forgone battery elimination and makes use of an included battery to gain this. It says slicing a massive hollow in the down tube appreciably reduces a body’s stiffness, which appears logical. The new Wild has a claimed 51.fifty nine in keeping with cent stiffer the front triangle over the outgoing version.

Orbea has found out that stiffer isn’t continually better, though, and there’s a stability to be struck. To put this new front-triangle stiffness into perspective, the present day Wild is simply shy of 10 percent stiffer than Orbea’s Rallon enduro bike.

We shouldn’t neglect that the rear triangle has gone through a few refinements too, and is 8 in keeping with cent stiffer than the 2020 Wild.

Weight shaving

To assist get the pleasant journey individual from the bike, Orbea delicate the info to shave off as much weight as viable. For a length-massive carbon body, it has trimmed the Wild body down with the aid of using a claimed 901g. This is simply 70g heavier than the Rallon body.

The rocker is now a one-piece carbon unit (at the carbon frames) to spotlight a body detail.

To assist hold the load as little as viable in the body, Orbea has constructed new battery-mounting hardware. In addition, the present day Bosch PowerTube batteries and mounts additionally shave off weight.

A massive Orbea Wild M-LTD with 625Wh battery weighed in at 20.90kg.

2023 Orbea Wild geometry

Orbea didn’t suppose having a lighter electric powered bike with delicate stiffness would become true enough, it needed to deal with it nicely too. So, the Spanish logo seemed to be its new Rallon enduro bike and delicate the geometry for the Wild.

The 4 body sizes, small, medium, massive and extra-massive, have gone through the standard longer and slacker remedy however are, in fact, a touch better off the floor.

These have all been constructed round 29in wheels, the front and back. This became achieved to assist provide the bike the pleasant traction viable whilst mountain climbing steep, technical trails.

The attain has multiplied with the aid of using 25mm to an ordinary 455mm for a length medium. The different bike sizes have 435mm, 480mm and 505mm attain numbers for sizes S, L and XL, respectively. These attain numbers are for a 160mm fork. If you run a 170mm fork, count on the lengths to shorten with the aid of using 5mm.

The head tube attitude is a mild sixty four tiers, which ought to provide unique steerage with the front-centre stability. Plus, the powerful seat tube attitude is 77.five tiers throughout the sizes. This is now normal for current mountain bikes and ought to seat riders with ease above the lowest bracket.

Another characteristic delivered over from the Rallon is the Steep’ N’ Deep seat tube that is uninterrupted and optimised for long-tour dropper posts. As a result, even the dimensions small will in shape a 200mm Fox Transfer SL dropper put up.

The brief seat tubes additionally suggest you may pick among 3 sizes relying on whether or not you need an agile, balanced or strong bike. Most riders could have sizes to pick from.

Orbea says it moreover delicate the motor mount to permit it to make the chainstays shorter. These are 448mm throughout all sizes, which ought to hold the bike extraordinarily agile.

The backside bracket drop is now 25mm, which offers a touch extra floor clearance to assist lessen pedal strikes.

2023 Orbea Wild geometry (160mm fork)

Size: Small / Medium / Large / Extra-massive

Reach (mm) 430 / 455 / 480 / 505

Stack (mm) 621 / 630 / 639 / 648

Head tube attitude (tiers) all sixty four only.

Seat tube attitude (tiers) all 77.5 only 

Seat tube length (mm) 415 / 415 / 435 / 460

BB height (mm) all 353 only.

Wheelbase (mm) 1,2231 / 2471 / 2771 / 306

Chainstay (mm) all 448 only.

Top tube (mm) 573 / 595 / 622 / 649

Standover (mm) all 700 only.

Suspension updates

The 2023 Wild keeps the 160mm of tour from the closing version and is well suited with 170mm or 160mm-tour forks.

The standard progressivity of the Wild has been decreased to 37 in keeping with cent. However, it nevertheless has comparable beginning values that ought to supply the bike top preliminary stroke sensitivity.

The important thing is the mid-stroke part of travel. Here, Orbea has improved to present an extra playful and poppy journey feel, so it’s now no longer so planted to the ground. This ought to permit riders to transport the bike round extra easily.

There’s nevertheless sufficient progressivity on the end-stroke that even as the bikes come specced with air shocks, they’re like minded with coil shocks too.

Orbea didn’t make huge adjustments to the anti-squat and anti-rise, as it had top remarks from the Factory crew on how the suspension behaves. However, there’s a mild discount in anti-rise, so the suspension is a bit extra unbiased of braking forces.

Across the variety of bikes, Orbea is speccing Fox Float X2, Float X, and Float DPS shocks relying on the model. These are fine-tuned to Wild’s suspension kinematics.

Under the hood

Orbea makes use of Bosch’s 2023 Smart System for the brand new Wild, which incorporates the Performance Line CX and CX Race vehicles, Bosch PowerTube batteries and the brand new wi-fi Mini Remote and System Controller.

The CX and CX Race automobiles dish out eighty five Nm torque. However, the CX Race is 140g lighter and with blessings from a Race electricity setting, that is the maximum competitive help mode Bosch has developed. The CX Race pressure unit is handiest to be had at the pinnacle-spec Wild M-LTD bike.

This software program replacement will increase the quantity of help from 340 in keeping with cent to four hundred in keeping with cent. This motor is handiest to be had on the Wild M-LTD bike.

The Mini Remote and System Control join through Bluetooth, so that you lose a twine at the handlebar. In addition, the brand new faraway has a far sleeker layout and easier-to-press mode choice buttons. These had been selected to assist minimise rider distraction at the path and to present as smooth a cockpit as viable.

The System Controller is installed in the pinnacle tube and shows battery tiers and modes with LEDs. You can forgo a show installed at the handlebars. It’s nevertheless viable to feature Bosch’s KIOX show if riders are eager on extra special data though.

Two batteries are to be had for the Wild, with both 625Wh or 750Wh capacity. While fashions are specced with what Orbea thinks is maximum appropriate for every model, those are customisable in the MyO manner at the Orbea website.

There is a 900g weight distinction among the 2 batteries. Riders who need high-quality management and agility can spec the smaller battery. Those who’re extra inquisitive about variety can pick out the bigger battery.

Frame integration

To make an area for the Steep ‘N’ Deep seat tube, Orbea had to pass the charging port. This capabilities a brand new cowl to save you dust and water ingress. The spring-loaded mechanism means the quilt will in no way open even as riding.

Orbea has made huge updates to the cable routing and now threads the tools, dropper and rear brake cables via its SIC (Sealed Internal Cables) system. This passes the cables via rubber grommets withinside the headset cap, and that they then run internally.

With its new SIC (Secure Internal Cables) routing, the tools and dropper submit cables, plus the rear brake hose, are threaded via the headset. Jeremie Reuiller

This became selected to assist smooth up the cockpit and hold the entirety effectively out of the manner, even as additionally decreasing noise.

To assist lessen maintenance, Orbea has blanketed Enduro bearings. There’s a black oxidised decrease bearing and a chrome steel bearing withinside the pinnacle headset cup that Orbea says won’t corrode if moisture reveals its manner beyond the rubber seals.

Orbea claims converting a cable, stem or handlebar isn’t any more time-eating than before.

One more addition to the headset is the insertion of Orbea’s Spin Block limiter. This is a layout withinside the headset that stops the bars from rotating too far, so the handlebars, brake levers or tools shifters can’t harm the body in a crash.

The inner cables additionally run invisibly from the front triangle to the rear and by ship via the motor casing location with tubes.

There is lots of body safety across the bike to hold noise to a minimum. In addition, the body bearings get extra seals to hold dirt out to assist lengthen its lifestyles and decrease maintenance.

2023 Orbea Wild Version, specification and pricing

The pinnacle-of-the-variety Orbea Wild M-LTD. Jeremie Reuiller

Orbea has attempted to cowl as many rate factors as viable with seven fashions in the new Wild variety. These begin at £5,299 / $5,699 / €5.699 and pinnacle out at £10,999 / $11,999 / €11,999.

The 3 aluminium fashions function the identical era because of the carbon fashions, however for an extra low-cost rate. These fashions consist of Fox custom-tuned shocks.

The carbon fashions have a variety of specifications and options.

Orbea says the brand new Wild could be to be had from the start of 2023. It’s already viable to order a motorbike via Orbea’s Rider Connect service.

Orbea Wild M-LTD

2023 Orbea Wild M-LTD. Orbea

Frame: Orbea Wild carbon, Boost 12x148mm axle, 160mm-travel,

Drive unit: Bosch Performance Line CX Race motor, Bosch Mini Remote and System Controller, Bosch PowerTube 625Wh.

Shock: Custom tuned (Metric trunnion 205x65mm), Fox Float X2 Factory,

Fork: GRIP 2, 170mm travel, Fox 38 Factory,

Drivetrain: Shimano XTR M9100 with e.13 Race Carbon crankset, 160mm

Brakes: Shimano XTR MT9120, 203mm rotors

Wheels/tyres: OQUO Mountain Control MC32LTD Carbon / Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra EXO 29×2.6in (f), Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (r)

Bar/stem: OC Mountain Control MC10 Carbon, OC Mountain Control MC10 Alu SL / 800mm,

Seatpost/saddle: Fox Transfer Factory Kashima Dropper (M-150mm M, S-125mm,  200mm XL, 175mm L) / Fizik Terra Aidon X1

Price: £10,999 / $11,999 / €11,999

Orbea Wild M-Team

2023 Orbea Wild M-Team. Orbea

Frame:160mm-travel, Orbea Wild carbon, Boost 12x148mm axle

Drive unit: Bosch PowerTube 750Wh, Bosch Performance Line CX motor, Bosch Mini Remote and System Controller

Shock: Custom tuned (Metric trunnion 205x65mm), Fox Float X2 Factory.

Fork: Fox 38 Factory, 160mm travel, GRIP 2. 

Drivetrain: Shimano XT M8100 with e.13 Plus Alu, 160mm

Brakes: Shimano XT MT8120, 203mm rotors

Wheels/tyres: OQUO Mountain Control MC32 Team eBIKE / Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (f), Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (r)

Bar/stem: OC Mountain Control MC10 Carbon, OC Mountain Control MC10 Alu SL / 800mm,

Seatpost/saddle: OC Mountain Control MC20 Dropper (M-150mm M, S-125mm, 175mm L, 200mm XL) / Fizik Aidon

Price: £8,999 / $9,599 / €9,499

Orbea Wild M10

2023 Orbea Wild M10. Orbea

Frame: Boost 12x148mm axle Orbea Wild carbon, 160mm-travel,

Drive unit: Bosch PowerTube 750Wh, Bosch Performance Line CX motor, Bosch Mini Remote and System Controller

Shock:(Metric trunnion 205x65mm) Fox Float X Performance, custom-tuned

Fork: Fox 38 Performance, GRIP, 160mm travel

Drivetrain: Shimano XT M8100 derailleur, Shimano SLX M7100 shifter and cassette, Shimano Deore M6100 chain, with e.13 Plus Alu, 160mm

Brakes: Shimano SLX MT6120, 203mm rotors

Wheels/tyres: OQUO Mountain Control MC32 Team eBIKE / Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (f), Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (r)

Bar/stem: 800mm / OC Mountain Control MC10 Alu SL,  OC Mountain Control MC10 Carbon,

Seatpost/saddle: OC Mountain Control MC20 Dropper (M-150mm M, S-125mm, 175mm L, 200mm XL) / Fizik Aidon

Price: £7,999 / $8,299 / €8,399

Orbea Wild M20

2023 Orbea Wild M20. Orbea

Frame: Boost 12x148mm axle, Orbea Wild carbon, 160mm-travel,

Drive unit: Bosch PowerTube 750Wh, Bosch Mini Remote and System Controller, Bosch Performance Line CX motor,

Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance, custom-tuned (Metric trunnion 205x65mm)

Fork: RockShox 35 Silver TK, 160mm travel

Drivetrain: Shimano XT M8100 derailleur, Shimano Deore M6100 shifter, Shimano SLX M7100 cassette, Shimano Deore M6100 chain, with e.13 Plus Alu, 160mm

Brakes: SRAM DB8, 200mm rotors

Wheels/tyres: Race Face AR 30 c / Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (f), Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (r)

Bar/stem: OC Mountain Control MC30, OC Mountain Control MC20 / 800mm

Seatpost/saddle: OC Mountain Control MC20 Dropper (M-150mm M, S-125mm, 175mm L, 200mm XL) / Fizik Aidon

Price: £6,999 / $7,299 / €7,299

Orbea Wild H10

2023 Orbea Wild H10. Orbea

Frame:160mm-travel, Boost 12x148mm axle, Orbea Wild hydroformed alloy,

Drive unit:Bosch PowerTube 750Wh, Bosch Mini Remote and System Controller, Bosch Performance Line CX motor,

Shock: Custom-tuned (Metric trunnion 205x65mm), Fox Float X Performance,

Fork: Fox 38 Performance, GRIP, 160mm travel

Drivetrain: Shimano XT M8100 derailleur, Shimano Deore M6100 shifter, Shimano SLX M7100 cassette, Shimano Deore M6100 chain, with e.13 Plus Alu, 160mm

Brakes: Shimano Deore M6120, 203mm rotors

Wheels/tyres: OQUO Mountain Control MC32TEAM eBIKE / Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (f), Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (r)

Bar/stem: OC Mountain Control MC20 Alu SL, OC Mountain Control MC20 / 800mm, 

Seatpost/saddle: OC Mountain Control MC20 Dropper (M-150mm M, S-125mm, 175mm L, 200mm XL) / Fizik Aidon

Price: £6,499 / $6,999 / €6,999

Orbea Wild H20

2023 Orbea Wild H20. Orbea

Frame:Boost 12x148mm axle, Orbea Wild hydroformed alloy, 160mm-travel, 

Drive unit: Bosch PowerTube 750Wh, Bosch Mini Remote and System Controller, Bosch Performance Line CX motor,

Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance, custom tuned (Metric trunnion 205x65mm)

Fork: RockShox 35 Silver TK, 160mm travel

Drivetrain: Shimano XT M8100 derailleur, Shimano Deore M6100 shifter, Shimano SLX M7100 cassette, Shimano Deore M6100 chain, with e.13 Plus Alu, 160mm

Brakes: SRAM DB8, 200mm rotors

Wheels/tyres: Race Face AR 30 c / Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (f), Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (r)

Bar/stem: OC Mountain Control MC30, OC Mountain Control MC20 / 800mm,

Seatpost/saddle: OC Mountain Control MC20 Dropper ( M-150mm M, S-125mm,175mm L, 200mm XL) / Fizik Aidon

Price: £5,899 / $6,299 / €6,199

Orbea Wild H30

2023 Orbea Wild H30. Orbea

Frame:Boost 12x148mm axle, Orbea Wild hydroformed alloy, 160mm-travel,

Drive unit:Bosch PowerTube 625Wh, Bosch Mini Remote and System Controller, Bosch Performance Line CX motor,

Shock: Fox Float DPS Performance, custom tuned (Metric trunnion 205x65mm)

Fork: RockShox 35 Silver TK, 160mm travel

Drivetrain: Shimano XT M8100 derailleur, Shimano Deore M6100 shifter, Shimano Deore M6100 cassette, Shimano Deore M6100 chain, with e.13 Plus Alu, 160mm

Brakes: Shimano MT410, 203mm rotors

Wheels/tyres: Race Face AR 30c / Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (f), Maxxis DHR II 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ 29×2.6in (r)

Bar/stem: OC Mountain Control MC30, OC Mountain Control MC20 / 800mm,

Seatpost/saddle: OC Mountain Control MC20 Dropper (M-150mm M, S-125mm, 175mm L, 200mm XL) / Selle Royal Vivo

Price: £5,299 / $5,699 / €5,699

MyO alternatives

One of the matters that units Orbea other than different manufacturers is the cap potential to personalise your bike spec or shade via the MyO alternatives on its website. 

Here, you may improve elements or personalise the shade of your bike. Suspension, wheels, battery capability and spec modifications may be made to fit your using fashion and needs. 

Sources bikeradar by Luke Marshall

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