With a fleet of electric bikes where the motor is intended to simply supplement a rider’s pedaling, rather than overpower it, the Spanish company Orbea is on the cutting-edge of fast, light and efficient e-bikes. Scroll down for the latest Orbea electric bike reviews and news from the brand.
Orbea currently offers five e-bike models, with each model coming in a number of variations and spec levels. Depending on the model, Orbea’s e-bikes are powered by motors from Shimano, ebikemotion and Bosch. All their bikes are Class 1, meaning you have to pedal to engage the motor, there is no throttle and the max assisted speed is limited to 20 mph. Orbea’s e-bikes are heavily customizable through the company’s personalization program, which allows a buyer to choose everything from colorways to components and suspension.
A traditional bike manufacturer with a racing pedigree and a storied history, Orbea’s e-bikes are backed up by the company’s extensive knowledge of bikes and their components. You can be confident that an e-bike from Orbea will be outfitted to do the job well. The bikes are beautiful, with a clear eye on weight and how the motor and battery integrate into the frame.
There is an option to buy an e-bike online from Orbea, but, at least in the United States, bikes cannot be shipped to home addresses and must be shipped to an Orbea dealer.
electricbikereport.com’s staff keeps in-step with the latest news from Orbea and reviews on their bikes as they’re released. Our spec reviews will give you a first-glance at a bike and our in-depth reviews of e-bikes on our home roads and trails in southern Utah paint a clear picture of what you can expect from a particular brand, all in an effort to help you make an informed purchase.