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NEW - 2021 Orbea Rise Electric Mountain Bike

Words by Scott Bristo

on 22/10/2020 17:00:00

The new Orbea Rise Trail eMTB has arrived. Available today, the Rise excels in riding greater distances, reaching more epic locations, improving efficiency and increasing the frequency of your adventures. Rise beyond expectations and discover the new standard in eMTB.

With the Orbea Rise, less “e” means more “Bike”.

Now available to view online and in store, see the new Orbea Rise @ Leisure Lakes Bikes BuryLeisure Lakes Bikes Cheltenham, Leisure Lakes Bikes LancasterLeisure Lakes Bikes LeedsLeisure Lakes Bikes Preston/Southport, Leisure Lakes Bikes Daventry, Leisure Lakes Bikes West Brom, Leisure Lakes Bikes Newport & Leisure Lakes Bikes Nottingham.



The Orbea Rider Synergy (RS) concept enhances your passion for MTB with subtle assistance that feels as natural and alive as your own movements. Rider Synergy is the term Orbea uses to describe the idea of enhancing your ride, not dominating it. Riding on trails with the electric momentum of an eBike is exciting, but as eBikes get more powerful, something important is lost. The smooth, natural experience of riding a mechanical MTB seems to go away.

If your goal is to climb more, descend more and have more fun, then there’s no need to sacrifice simplicity, responsiveness, excellent handling or weight. The Rise was born with a new eMTB philosophy: to bring fluid autonomy to an eBike, where power, distance, interface and weight are addressed as a single, cohesive system. This is the Rider Synergy (RS) concept.


Orbea Rise is a machine designed to expand your trail experience and bring you closer to the moments that matter. Minimal, advanced and simple. With Orbea’s commitment to the Rise’s four pillars of design - power, range of autonomy, interface and weight - you won’t find any distractions that prevent you from connecting deeper with the trails you ride.



To Orbea, the idea of creating their own power plant for Rise was daunting. But, they believed that this would be the only way to realize their goal of a complete RS system for trail bikes. Orbea had been looking for the best way to achieve this for a long time, so when Shimano shared the plans for their new EP8 Motor, they quickly realized that this awesome drive unit offered them the perfect platform on which to build their own RS Power concept. Alongside Shimano, Orbea developed their own proprietary electronics and batteries while Shimano configured their EP8 Motor to work perfectly running their specific RS firmware.

The maximum torque of the EP8 RS Motor is 60Nm, with a power map designed to match your pedalling and cadence in a subtle, natural yet energetic way. The motor delivers maximum power when you are pedalling the strongest: the harder you pedal, the more power it will deliver. This results in  instant power transmission that is both quiet and unnoticeable, yet sensitive and ultra responsive to your output, encouraging you to keep pedalling. To accommodate riders’ different needs, the Orbea Rise is configured with two RS Stem profiles, Profile 1 and Profile 2, which can be adjusted in a few seconds with the Shimano E-tube app.


The Orbea Rise is intended for big rides. It features a modular battery solution that provides up to 612wh, combining a very light and compact 360wh main battery integrated in the down tube with a patent-pending 252Wh range extender. The RS concept will always deliver a great day on the trails. The lighter bike, lower power consumption and of course, the pedal-friendly weight and assistance extends battery life by an impressive factor of over 1.5x. This means the 360Wh RS Battery of the Rise delivers ride times and ranges similar to a 540Wh battery in a typical eBike. The 2.2Kg main battery could be one of the lightest and slimmest examples available to date. Housed in a strong and reliable alloy case, this energy bank is based on the newest 21700 cell that provides a higher rate of charge/discharge and ultimately much better battery life and heat management.

The Orbea RS Range Extender gives you an additional 252Wh (70%) of exploration power. Adding the RS Range Extender gives ride times comparable to a 900Wh battery on a regular eBike. That’s 8 hours and over 4,000m of climbing in Eco mode!



The elegance of simplicity is undeniable. Many riders will often dedicate time to removing excess weight, noise and visual distractions from their bikes. Orbea have embraced data collection with cycling computers and smartphones, but often stop short of attaching large displays on their handlebars or top tubes. With a traditional eBike, displays, sensors, extra wires and large glowing buttons are an industry standard and unavoidable. For Orbea, the option of a traditional, uncluttered machine is a critical aspect of their RS philosophy. The RS Interface is sleek, but doesn’t lack in expandability. The simplest configuration consists of a discreet rocker switch near the left brake lever to control assistance level and a small, inline junction box with two tiny LEDs that provides support mode info and smartly broadcasts wireless data.

The Orbea Rise’s power button is located at the bottom of the seat tube, with all wiring neatly guided internally. The charge point is located on the side of the seat tube, with a sealed cap protecting it from mud and water. Also included is a secure closure that locks the Range Extender cable once it’s connected. Additionally, Orbea has integrated the Garmin world into the RS ecosystem, giving you all the info you need on your Garmin, watch or cycling computer.


The RS system, motor, battery and electronics are significantly lighter than other eBikes - a result of the RS system’s unique power delivery. The new bike tops in at 16.2 kg on the M LTD and 17.5 kg on the M Team. Manuals, quick direction changes and playful handling characteristics are not normally associated with eBikes, but the sporty Orbea Rise takes a big chunk out of that “conventional wisdom” and the result feels just like your favourite trail rig.

Orbea Rise was given the same ultra light frame construction as the outstanding Occam and Rallon, making it one of the lightest eMTB frames in the market, with just 2.3 kg of OMR carbon.



Orbea’s exclusive MyO Program, which is available with the Rise, opens up millions of colour and component combinations so you can create the ultimate, one-of-a-kind bike of your dreams.

To find out more and secure your own Orbea Rise, view the individual product pages, contact us via Live Chat, or get in contact with your local Leisure Lakes Bikes store!