Summary of Reviews
We have read all expert and user reviews on the Orbea Oiz. In summary, this is what cyclists think.
15 reasons to buy
- The Orbea Oiz is available with a carbon or aluminum frame, placing the bike in a wide range of rider's budgets.
- Weighing in at just 21.75 lbs., the bike is light and easy to maneuver.
- A shorter rear end allows riders to corner smoothly on the bike.
- The Orbea Oiz can be customized in great detail, using the MyO feature on Orbea’s website.
- Internal cable routing and flat-mounted disc brakes are minor details found on the Oiz, that make it sleek and attractive in appearance.
- The Squidlock allows riders to easily toggle between open, medium and firm to adjust the suspension of the Oiz, as they ride.
- Orbea utilizes a SRAM UDH derailleur hanger on the bike. This makes it easy to find and replace the derailleur hanger, wherever one can find a SRAM dealer.
- Despite not having a suggested weight limit on the Oiz, Orbea still includes a lifetime warranty on all frames.
- Testers were pleased to find that two water bottles can fit in sizes medium and larger, making this bike great for endurance riding.
- Maxxis Rekon tires provide excellent traction on rocky and wet terrain, for riders of the Oiz.
- Wide handlebars, grippy tires and the bike’s geometry provide riders with a stable riding position for climbing through technical terrain.
- The Oiz is forgiving. Experts found it easy to correct mistakes on the trail, at the last second.
- With its steep geometry, the bike is efficient on climbs.
- With short chainstays, the bike is confident and easy to guide on descents.
- Testers agree that the bike is affordable for the components included with each build. There a variety of builds available, to fit differing component preferences.
2 reasons not to buy
- Orbea does not include a dropper post with XC models of the Oiz.
- One tester noted that the 160mm rear brake rotor was on the small side. Riders would benefit from upgrading to a 180mm rear rotor.
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Expert Reviews90/100 based on 1 rated expert review
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