Today, Orbea has announced their new long travel Enduro level e-bike dubbed the Wild with its first update since 2020. The 29″ wheeled bike boasts some impressive improvements over its predecessor such as a 51% increase in frame stiffness and a 901 gram weight reduction.
- 29″ wheels front and rear
- 160mm or 170mm front travel / 160mm rear travel
- Two battery options: 750 WH or 625 WH
- S, M, L, XL
[Press Release] – The new Wild is, first and foremost, an enduro bike where everything has been designed with a clear focus: performance on the trails. Geometry, kinematics, stiffness and weight make it behave like the best enduro bike.
Integrated battery for maximum performance
From the beginning of the project, Orbea has sought to obtain the most manageable, capable, and high-performance electric bike in the category. To arrive at this design, they listened to rider feedback, such as that from the Orbea FOX Enduro Team.
Frame designs which focus on removing the battery for charging necessitate many structural compromises. Extra mounting hardware adds weight and complexity, and opening access to the battery greatly compromises frame rigidity. Our SBS fixes the battery rigidly in place, resulting in a frame structure much like that of your favorite non-e-bike, adding security, removing noise from covers or rattling battery mounts, and limiting the possibility of damage to the battery.
For these reasons, Orbea has opted for a frame design with an integrated battery. Together with the OMR carbon, they have managed to design a high-performance enduro carbon frame that behaves very similar to Rallon.
The new Wild is a whopping 51% stiffer than its predecessor and up to 32.5% lighter, with a complete bike weight of less than 21 kg. Of course, all Wild models include a lifetime frame warranty.
In addition, all models come with the choice of two battery options: 750Wh or 625Wh. All models can be configured with a 750WH or a 625Wh battery through the simple, intuitive, and complementaryMyO program. Riders looking for the longest range will opt for the former, while riders looking for the ultimate in handling will opt for the 625Wh battery.
Geometry that’s more than capable
As an enduro bike, Wild shares much of the successful Rallon geometry. However, in the new Wild, Orbea has optimized said geometry for the specific use of an ebike.
The new Wild is more slack and longer than ever. Its 64o head angle and 450mm reach (size M), 25mm longer than its previous version, translate into extra stability and control, as well as more space to move on the bike.
For the steepest climbs, the 77.5o seat angle offers a centered position on the bike. As if that wasn’t enough, Wild has been designed with the shortest chainstays in its category: 448mm in all sizes, another factor in improving WILD ́s handling and agility.
One much-requested feature that the new Wild shares with the Rallon is the Steep ‘N’ Deep concept. That is: the ability to mount long-travel telescopic seatposts throughout all its sizes.
Size is another new highlight. Orbea now offers up to four sizes—S, M, L and XL—which can be chosen based on height or riding style thanks to the shorter seat-tubes which Steep ́N ́Deep allows.
The new Wild features 160mm of rear travel, while users can choose a 160mm or 170mm fork via MyO.
Wild’s progressive suspension combines the terrific traction and active feel of a high starting leverage rate with bottomless capability as the suspension ramps up towards the end of the travel.
The biggest changes are in the middle part of the travel, where there is more support than its predecessor. This is key to achieving WILD ́s agility and playfulness. The final part of the stroke is designed to offer progressiveness and, therefore, greater control in strong compressions.
While all Wild models include air shocks, its progressiveness makes it compatible with coil shocks.
Performance Through Simplicity
Orbea worked hard on integration and simplicity with WILD, meaning that there are fewer distractions than ever for the rider, leaving them free to focus on the trail ahead. Bosch new Mini Remote offers wireless control and the Sealed Internal Cables, “SIC” system gives a cleaner, quieter cockpit than ever before.
With the SIC system the cables are routed through a spacer in the headset, reducing visual distractions, noise and cable movement while ensuring the cable entry and exit points are fully sealed.Thanks to the design of this system it is as easy as ever to change a cable, stem or handlebar. The only time extra work would be required would be to change the headset bearings, and to make sure that doesn’t happen very often the upper bearing is made from stainless steel to give the longest lifetime.
In order to protect the frame, Orbea includes a Spin Block limiter for the headset rotation. If you exceed the limits on the descent and crash, the limiter will prevent the handlebars or the levers from impacting the frame.
Additionally, the development team has eliminated the cables in the bottom bracket area, routing them invisibly from the front to the rear triangle. A final key detail is the ergonomic charging port, a detail which is so often overlooked.
Also available in aluminum
The new Wild comes with a range of up to seven models: four in carbon and three in aluminum. The aluminum frame shares all the technologies of the carbon frame but at a more accessible entry price.
All models in the range mount the Bosch CX Performance Line motor. However, Orbea is one of the few brands that also offers the limited-series Bosch CX Performance Line Race motor.
This motor is best for high-level competition thanks to the Race mode and its 200g of weight savings compared to the Bosch CX Performance Line. This motor will be available on the Wild M LTD model.
Configure and/or reserve your Wild
One of the features that differentiates Orbea from other brands is its personalization program, where customers can configure their bike before it arrives.
Through MyO, customers can choose different components to adapt their new Wild to their riding style: two battery options on all models, different suspension options, wheels, ergonomic measurements in the cockpit, dropper seatpost and, of course, a wide palette of colors and finishes.
The availability of the new Wild will arrive at the beginning of 2023, but it’s already possible to reserve a bike through Orbea’s Rider Connect service.