RS or "Rider Synergy" is a newly developed rider experience concept aimed at enhancing the joy of traditional trail riding with a level of support and assistance designed to feel as "alive as your own body". The video to the right is a fantastic watch, highlighting the purest Spanish passion that went into the 2022 Rise H30 concept.
The brand new Rise Alloy framed range of eBikes for 2022 are designed to be effortlessly minimalist, using no bulky or unnecessary components while bringing you closer to the trail and ride. A completely integrated system built on their 4 key elements of Power, Range, Interface and Weight.
A brand new concept with Shimano.
Armed with the well thought out concept and the dream of a "rider first" super-light all trail frame that delivers less "e" and more "Bike" to dramatically change the eMTB landscape, Orbea gained early access to the Shimano EP8 drive system and immediately realised it was the perfect solution to fit with their newly formed "RS" riding philosophy for the Rise range. Working directly alongside Shimano, Orbea have developed their own highly responsive and super-efficient RS firmware for the EP8 to make the best use of their newly designed electronics and battery system.
Weighing in at only 2.6KG and utilising their own proprietary software and electronics, the drive system delivers its peak output of 60Nm at cadences of 75-95rpm - right where experienced riders are at their own peak of power and efficiency.
The 2022 Orbea Rise H30 comes with the very top specification parts.
This brand new trail orientated eBike comes with the latest Fox Float DPS Performance rear shock for the very best in tuning capability - perfect turns without cutting corners.
Up front, the new Rise H30 comes with the Marzocchi Bomber Z2 140mm forks. Working in harmony with the rear shock, they offer a lightweight and ultra robust chassis with air spring comfort and adjustability.
This 'eMTB Approved' fork ensures ultimate stiffness where eMTB demands are tougher.
The bottom line..
Weighing in at as little as 18kg, the 2022 Orbea Rise was designed to provide assistance and peak torque inside the range of normal, high-quality trail riding componentry.
Lightning fast direction changes and playful handling aren't something normally associated with eBikes but with the sporty nature of the Rise model range, it'll feel just like riding your conventional trail rig!
Absolutely everything was considered when shaving weight from the new Rise range. The bare frame weighs just 2.3kg but it doesn't stop there. Orbea, in the same way they did with Shimano for their custom EP8 tune, have worked directly with EThirteen to develop an exclusive alloy forged 32T chainring for the EP8, saving weight while keeping the perfect gearing.
You'll also find fitted to the 2022 Orbea Rise range, their own custom tyre. Working in partnership with Maxxis, they've created an "EXO+" version of the Rekon trail tyre and this will remain an Orbea Exclusive.