Orbea has updated the geometry, brought in new components and new colours for its full suspension electric Wild FS model, which the Spanish firm is offering up to riders ‘to rediscover the mountains’.
The new geometry of the Wild FS is longer and a little lower, making the position a little more aggressive. Orbea has redesigned the battery cover to make it more accessible. There are new colour options. Orbea has also added assemblies with fork versions that have 140 and 150 mm of travel. In addition, there are Shimano motors, DT wheels and a choice between 27” and 29”.
- Orbea’s design process aims to optimize suspension characteristics and kinematics for the widest range of riding conditions.
- 140mm front and rear travel. There are two models with a 150 mm fork.
- High quality sealed cartridge pivot bearings for durability and sensitivity.
- Integrated battery fits with the frame shape for protection and a sleek appearance
- Tool-less battery access for convenience with a protected, rubber shielded charging port
- External access to battery on/off button and battery status
- Compact display fits with other controls on the handlebar
- Colour display is Bluetooth/ant+ compatible
- Billed as the lightest and most compact motor on the market; uses a 34 T crank.
- Speed sensor integrated with rear dropout
- The form of the E8000 motor allows for more desirable geometry and kinematics
- Shimano E7000 motor on the Wild FS 40 assembly
- Hydroformed AL7000 frame is ‘light and strong with sophisticated shaping that places material where it’s needed.’ 27+ and 29 compatible.
- BOOST 148 Spacing; BOOST 148 axle.
- Metal armour skid plate protects the motor for long life.
- 35mm stems and wide handlebars.
- Suspension is optimized for eMTB use.
- Stronger wheels and larger brake rotors; 4-Piston brakes.
- Tyres with reinforced eMTB casing.
- More comfortable saddles.
- eMTB geometry with short chainstays and an upright trail bike position.
Orbea is part of the Mondragón Cooperative Corporation and is Spain’s largest bicycle operator. Orbea bike frames are manufactured in Asia and finished in Spain – with the brand shipped worldwide.
In 2011, Orbea further cemented its relationship with Orca – the wetsuit and apparel tri brand. Heralding from New Zealand, Orca is part of the Orbea family – with Orbea and Orca reaching an agreement in 2011 for Spanish Orbea to acquire Orca’s ‘operation rights in the triathlon and compression area.’ This deal gave Orbea global rights to the Orca brand, following ‘four years of fruitful relations’ between the two companies.