Orbea Oiz – all new XC racer

Orbea has the inside line and more with an all new Oiz

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Orbea Oiz, ready for all the mountains can offer.

Orbea Oiz, ready for all the mountains can offer.

Orbea is familiar with the demands of cross country racing and how tracks have evolved. Riders are facing more technical features and steeper lung busting climbs that demand the evolution of cross country bikes and design. Orbea’s go-to race machine the Oiz has two world championships under its belt and doesn’t plan on stopping there. With the release of the new updated Oiz, Orbea is ready for the evolution of Olympic cross country and beyond.

So what makes the Oiz unique?

Updated Frame design

Orbea uses prepreg carbon sheets, laser cut to minimize excess materials and overlap, and hours of premolding ensure optimal compaction with the smallest amount of carbon. Engineering a frame that uses as much carbon as possible of course saves weight but it also contributes to the sophistication and refinement of the new Oiz.

The Orbea Flag ship Oiz LTD; fast

The Orbea Flag ship Oiz LTD; fast

World Cup geometry and options for all sizes

Refinements of Oiz’s World Cup Geometry were born from years of designing world-class XC bikes. Orbea designed the position to be aggressive, comfortable and fast. Handling is aimed a precise steering and intuitive movement for maximum agility without instability.

At $8000 the Oiz Team is World Cup ready.

At $8000 the Oiz Team is World Cup ready.

Orbea’s Big Wheels Concept (BWC)

Instead of trying to squeeze everybody on a single wheel size, Orbea is offering larger wheels that are scaled to fit riders of any height. BWC offers five frames in two wheel sizes – Small with 27.5” wheels, Small, Medium, Large and XL frames with 29” wheels. Every rider experiences a quick XC ride quality in a svelte, fun and fast bike regardless of frame size or wheel size.

The Oiz M10 retails for $5000 and is a great option for xc and marathon racers.

The Oiz M10 retails for $5000 and is a great option for xc and marathon racers.

The Inside Line

The proprietary rear shock lockout is completely invisible, and very clean in appearance- hiding from mud and staying out of your way as you grab a water bottle.

Two-Stroke: Choose your weapon: 100mm or 120mm

Two stroke lengths offered in the same overall shock length, Oiz is available in two configurations – a 100mm travel World Cup design and a 120mm (TR) trail design. The TR version uses a 120mm fork and makes a few changes to bigger tires and a slightly tougher spec.

The Oiz M10 TR retails for $5400, arriving with a 120mm shock and dialed for the trails both up and down.

The Oiz M10 TR retails for $5400, arriving with a 120mm shock and dialed for the trails both up and down.

Two Bottles

If you’ve ridden a full suspension bike in the past, you know how cool this is. The MD, LG and XL frames are all equipped with two bottle mounts inside the front triangle. The additional room made available by the Inside Line cable routing puts extra water at your fingertips instead of in your pocket or on your back.

The Orbea Oiz is available in many different combinations and price points:
● M-LTD $8300
● TEAM: $8000
● TR: $8000
● M10: $5000
● M30: $4000
● M50 3500

For more info roll over to: https://www.orbea.com/us-en/bicycles/mountain/oiz

About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.

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  • Epifanio Solis says:

    I would like to know what is the weight of the Orbea Oiz M10 19 as it comes from the factory.

  • MTB Dan says:

    I’d be interested in a long term review to see if others are having problems.

    I have the OIZ 29 M10 TR and after 4 months of riding the pivot points for the rear triangle had a lot of play and the bike was flexing. Brought it back to the store where I bought it and when they took the frame apart to inspect the press fit bearings, they fell out they were so loose. Orbea won’t commit to a time fix and says the parts have to come from Spain and don’t know if they are in stock.

    I like the bike and hope it is a one off. But so far the quality and the customer support experience have me regretting buying this bike.

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