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 lineThe 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 Reviews90/100 based on 3 rated expert reviews
Long-Term Review – Orbea Rise Super-Light Electric Mountain Bike
Tipping the scales at just over 40-pounds for our test bike, the Orbea Rise may be the perfect blend of mountain bike performance and electric bike power.
Orbea Rise H10 Review
Stripped-back electric bike that doesn’t sacrifice any of the fun factor.
Orbea Rise M-Team in Review – In Our Big 2022 eMTB Group Test
Orbea enters the race with the lightweight Rise M-Team which is tuned for uncompromised trail performance and maximum fun with its small 360 Wh battery and torque-limited Shimano EP8 motor, securing ‘Best Buy’ in our big 2022 eMTB group test!
Orbea Rise H30 Review
The Orbea Rise features the Shimano EP8-RS Rider Synergy mid-drive motor that’s custom-tuned for efficiency, offering 60Nm of peak torque and 250 watts nominal output.
Orbea Rise H30 Review
The EP8 RS motor is powerful enough to keep up with your friends riding full-fat e-bikes.
2022 Orbea Rise H30 Review
The Orbea Rise H30 is more powerful than most superlight bikes. It’s a fun all-around bike that bridges the gap between a superlight and a full-power eMTB.
Orbea Rise H10 Review
A lightweight trail eMTB to maximize your trail time, the Orbea Rise H10 has an alloy frame, Fox Factory Kashima suspension, Shimano XT drivetrain, and Shimano EP8 RS.
Orbea Rise M-Team 2022 – Review – Is It Lightweight?
The Orbea Rise is super agile, light, and rides like a regular mountain bike.
Orbea Rise H15 Series – Warning!!! This Episode is for Nerds Only!!!
The geometry and impressive specs of the Orbea Rise will allow you to ride almost any trail you want. I felt in control even in boost mode and it fit my riding style perfectly.
Orbea Rise H15 | First Ride Out Review | Forest of Dean
I couldn’t be happier with the Orbea Rise H15 after putting it through some paces in the Forest of Dean. It’s cracking fun and rides beautifully.
The Holy Grail of Ebikes – Orbea Rise H30
An excellent trail bike that just happens to have a motor.
First Lightweight e-MTB Experience | Orbea Rise M20 Full-Ride Review
The Orbea Rise M20 looks great and powers up hills and rocks like a beast. I love that it doesn’t really look like an e-bike.
Orbea Rise Review | Orbea Takes a Gamble on the Lightweight e-MTB Segment
Instead of relying on a big battery and heaps of power, the Orbea Rise takes a unique approach to produce a striking and very lightweight e-MTB.
Super Light E-Bike. Orbea Rise Review.
I got to review the Orbea Rise e-bike with the Shimano EP8 RS motor. The 60Nm torque was great on the uphills and I enjoyed the ride overall.
Orbea Rise 2021 – Super light E-Bike
The Orbea Rise was so much fun to ride on fast, tight trails. I enjoyed it so much, I was reluctant to give it back!
Orbea Rise Review: The Ultimate Lightweight eMTB
The Orbea Rise is an outstanding lightweight e-bike that is almost as powerful as a full-fat e-bike. There’s really not much out there than can match it.
Hill Climb Test, Orbea Rise vs Merida e-One-Sixty | My First Ride on the Orbea Rise M10 EP8 RS
The Orbea Rise is playful, agile, and has good pop on the downhills. It was a fun ride on this slalom hill.
Orbea Rise Review: This eMTB Changes Everything
The bike is absolutely fantastic and is an industry game changer. Everyone else needs to catch up when it comes to e-mountain bikes.
Orbea Rise Ebike – Explained, Ridden, Reviewed
This is a pretty sick ride. It’s smooth, efficient, and feels more like a regular bike.
Pimp My Rise – 3 Month 160/160mm Mullet Orbea Rise Review
Unlike a lot of e-bikes, you can turn the motor off on the Rise and you won’t feel any drag. It’s great to do this on flats or downhills to help extend your time on the trails.
Orbea Rise Review: Lightweight High-Performance eMTB
The Orbea Rise is an e-bike that definitely wowed me. Its light weight and strong performance on the trail made it a great ride.
All New 2021 Orbea Rise – 35.3 LB Lightweight E-Bike! | EMBN’s First Look
The Orbea Rise is a lightweight eMTB that is highly agile on fast trails. It’s a great option for analog mountain bike riders looking to add more power to their ride.
Orbea Rise M-Team Long-Term Review
The Rise is a fast-handling eMTB with a stiffer suspension that will translate feedback and energy to the rider. You’ll have an engaged experience on the trails.
Orbea Rise M10 Review: Just Happens to Have a Motor
With the amazing Orbea Rise M10 diet electric mountain bike, Orbea has taken the low-fat e-MTB principle and run with it. Editors’ Choice 2021.
Orbea Rise M-Team in Review – The Best E-Mountain Bike of 2021?
The Orbea Rise M-Team is not only one of the best eMTBs currently available on the market, but it also performs better than most analog mountain bikes in our big group test.
Orbea Rise eMTB Long-Term Review
The Orbea Rise is easily one of the most interesting and hotly anticipated bikes of 2021. Blurring the lines between analog zen bliss and high-octane electrified power, Orbea’s lightweight e-machine promises to deliver the best of both worlds.
First Ride: Ben’s Orbea Rise M-Team E-Bike Review
With feathery-light weight and modern trail geometry, could the new Rise from Orbea be an e-bike for people who don’t like e-bikes? Ben thinks so.
Orbea Rise, Review: The Most Realistic Mountain E-Bike Appears When Orbea Allows Itself to Map the Shimano Engine
Orbea has achieved something unprecedented in the sector: being able to modify a Shimano series motor for its new electric bike. The result is the Shimano EP8 RS (Rider Synergy), a great achievement for the Spanish manufacturer.
Orbea Rise Mountain Bike Field Test [French]
A mountain bike designed to broaden the trail experience and make every moment more intense.
First Ride: Orbea Rise – Record-Weight e-MTB-Champ With Shimano EP8 [German]
The new Orbea Rise might just be one of the most exciting e-mountain bikes for the upcoming season.