The New Orbea Wild eBike | Everything You Need to Know.

Orbea come out of the blocks with a new Wild ebike that pushes the boat out in terms of weight whilst still rocking the full fat motor and battery.

Orbea’s new carbon fibre Wild ebike (alloy versions are available) ups the ante when it comes to how light a full fat ebike can be, whilst also being packaged correctly and riding pretty damn well too.

Starting with their Rallon enduro machine, the Rise is essentially the ebike equivalent, although the frame has been repackaged to accept the Bosch motor.

In order to maximise the stiffness of the new frame, Orbea have opted to make the battery fixed in the new Rise. Orbea claim, and it’s not hard to see why, that the window cut to allow the battery removal reduces frame stiffness by 70%. The new Wild is over 50% stiffer than the 2020 model it replaces. Despite this, Orbea have managed to reduce the frame weight by over 900g and is now almost the same weight as the Rallon frame.

Battery connections and charging ports have also been redesigned to maximise battery space to run the full 750Wh battery, but also allow that weight to be run lower. The connections are far sturdier, designed to stand up better to the elements. Bearings also come double sealed beyond the bearing’s own seals, again, designed at prolonging bearing life.

On the steering lock front, Orbea have used a smart system that uses a proprietary stem and headset top cap to keep the forks away from the frame on tighter turns.

Geometry has been updated to bring it in line with modern enduro bikes, the Wild having a strong influence from their EWS-e team racers. You get 29″ wheels only, no Mullet options here. Head angle drops by 1.5 degrees from 65.5 to 64, reach on the Medium grows from 455 to 480mm, whilst chainstays drop from 455 to 448mm. Seat angles steepen from 76 degrees to 77.5 degrees. BB drop is 5mm less at 25mm, and head tubes have shortened from 130 to 110mm.

You also get some serious post insertion on the new Wild, with 310mm post insertion on the size Small with up to 350mm post insertion on the XLarge.

Bosch PerformanceLine CX motors and PowerTube batteries handle the power and charge. 625Wh batteries come as standard with the 750Wh battery an optional MyO upgrade. The Wild comes with an integrated command module on the top tube, as well as a mini remote on the bars. The range-topping M-Team bike sports the new PerformanceLine Race motor.

The new Wild range is seven models strong. Four carbon fibre and three alloy. The range starts with the Wild H30 at £5,299.00 and rises to the Wild M-Ltd at £10,999.00.

Geometry

The new Wild is available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and XLarge.

Reach on the Medium is 480mm combined with a 415mm seat tube. Head angle is 64 degrees with a 77.5 degree seat tube angle. Chainstays are 448mm across the sizes with a wheelbase 1247mm.

2023 Orbea Wild Models

Orbea Wild H30

Key features:

  • RockShox 35 Silver TK 160mm fork
  • Fox Float DPS Performance shock
  • Shimano Deore/XT 12-speed drive
  • SRAM DB8 brakes
  • Bosch PerformanceLine CX motor
  • Bosch PowerTube 625Wh battery
  • Race Face AR 30c wheels
  • OC Mountain Control MC20 dropper
  • £5,299.00 RRP

Orbea Wild H20

Key features:

  • RockShox 35 Silver TK 160mm fork
  • Fox Float DPS Performance shock
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • SRAM DB8 brakes
  • Bosch PerformanceLine CX motor
  • Bosch PowerTube 625Wh battery
  • Race Face AR 30c wheels
  • OC Mountain Control MC20 dropper
  • £5,899.00 RRP

Orbea Wild H10

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Float Performance 160mm fork
  • Fox Float X Performance shock
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • Shimano Deore 4-piston brakes
  • Bosch PerformanceLine CX motor
  • Bosch PowerTube 750Wh battery
  • OQUO Mountain Control MC32TEAM wheels
  • OC Mountain Control MC20 dropper
  • £6,499.00 RRP

Orbea Wild M20

Key features:

  • RockShox 35 Silver TK 160mm fork
  • Fox Float DPS Performance shock
  • Shimano Deore/XT 12-speed drive
  • SRAM DB8 brakes
  • Bosch PerformanceLine CX motor
  • Bosch PowerTube 750Wh battery
  • Race Face AR 30c wheels
  • OC Mountain Control MC20 dropper
  • £6,999.00 RRP

Orbea Wild M10

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Float Performance 160mm fork
  • Fox Float X Performance shock
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • Shimano Deore 4-piston brakes
  • Bosch PerformanceLine CX motor
  • Bosch PowerTube 750Wh battery
  • OQUO Mountain Control MC32TEAM wheels
  • OC Mountain Control MC20 dropper
  • £7,999.00 RRP

Orbea Wild M-Team

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Float Factory 160mm fork
  • Fox Float X2 Factory shock
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • Shimano XT 12-speed drive
  • Bosch PerformanceLine CX motor
  • Bosch PowerTube 750Wh battery
  • OQUO Mountain Control MC32TEAM wheels
  • OC Mountain Control MC20 dropper
  • £8,999.00 RRP

Orbea Wild M-Ltd

Key features:

  • Fox 38 Factory 170mm fork
  • Fox X2 Factory shock
  • Shimano XTR 12-speed drive
  • Shimano XTR 4-piston brakes
  • Bosch Performance Line CX Race motor
  • Bosch Powertube 625Wh battery
  • OQUO Mountain Control MC32LTD Carbon wheels
  • Fox Transfer Factory dropper
  • £10,999.00 RRP

Check out Pete’s review of the Orbea Wild M-Ltd on our Bike Reviews page here.