Orbea Rise

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Summary of Reviews

We have read all expert and user reviews on the Orbea Rise. In summary, this is what cyclists think.

11 reasons to buy

  • Testers agreed the Rise’s modern and lightweight geometry is perfect for fast and aggressive trails. It rides less like an e-bike and more like an analog bike.
  • The custom Shimano EP8 RS motor limits torque to 60Nm to create an efficient ride with a longer range.
  • Experts noted the EP8 RS motor responds best to a high cadence of 75-90 RPM to encourage active riding uphill.
  • Three assist modes (Eco, Trail, and Boost) pair with two power profiles. Most reviewers opted for a combination of Trail mode with Profile 2 to accommodate steep terrain.
  • Carbon models of the Rise come with a 360Wh integrated battery; alloy models have a 540Wh battery. An optional 252Wh range extender is available for both.
  • Maxxis Dissector and Rekon 2.4-2.6-inch tires provide a solid grip.
  • Stock 29" wheel options are covered by Race Face and Mavic.
  • Reviewers noted the Rise has a low center of gravity, allowing it to be agile, playful, and corner better than heavier e-bikes.
  • With 140mm travel in the rear and the option of 140mm or 150mm in the front, the full suspension can handle a variety of terrain.
  • Experts loved the stopping power of the Shimano hydraulic disc brakes.
  • The Orbea Rise is available in four sizes - small, medium, large, and extra-large - with seven builds to choose from.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Several reviewers thought the stock Fizik Taiga S-alloy saddle wasn’t comfortable or suited to an eMTB.
  • Some experts thought the stock Maxxis tires didn’t have enough grip for loose or muddy conditions.
  • The colors on the LED display are hard to distinguish in sunny conditions, and the battery level indicator doesn't change to red until it hits 20%. Reviewers recommend upgrading to the digital display.
  • The integrated battery isn’t removable, making it difficult to travel or leave the bike outside.

Bottom line

The Orbea Rise is an impressive, lightweight e-MTB that looks more like an analog bike. Testers say it rides like one too. Reviewers were impressed that it could tackle challenging climbs, even with less torque in the motor. But the real fun starts on the descents. The Rise is agile and light enough that active riders can jump, handle technical switchbacks, and bomb down fast trails. Reviewers only wished the battery was removable for easier charging. The Rise’s excellent all-around performance makes it a great bike for riders looking to add extra power to their tricks and climbs.
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Expert Reviews

90/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews

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User Ratings

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