Orbea unleashes the all-new Wild FS Ebike

Reimagined in full carbon with 160mm of travel and personal touches


Orbea unleashes the all-new Wild FS

Orbea created the Wild to tackle steep trails and obstacle-strewn climbs and descents. It looks like a highly polished ebike with a couple tricks up its sleeve.

Wild FS is now more capable than ever. The power and efficiency of the new Bosch CX engine and internal 625Wh battery mean more uphill pedal assist, with an aggressive frame geometry to complement the climbs. Wild FS has also been redesigned with new kinematics, so no descent can stop this e-bike.

Orbea Wild FS

  • Travel: 160/160mm
  • Material: Monocoque OMR Carbon, Monocoque/Hydorformed Alloy Blend
  • Sizes: S/M – L – XL
  • Price: $6299 to $9499 USD
  • Personalization: Two stock colors with full personalization options through MyO
  • Info: Orbea.com

The frame has been completely reworked, built entirely with OMR carbon. Its weight, tipping in at just 3.5kg, feels even lighter on the trail thanks to the balanced distribution of weight, geometry, and kinematics. And with 160mm of suspension in the front and rear, it smooths out any bumps along the way.

Wild FS rolls confidently with its 29” wheels and 2.6” tires with reinforced casing and an aggressive tread to guarantee grip on the most remote trails.

The development and design team spent the most time reconfiguring Wild FS’s kinematics, progressing the behaviors of its 160mm suspension (with a recommended SAG between 25–30%) from the previous generation, making it ideal to push the limits on technical terrain. Even more progressive is the multiple shock options that riders can choose on MyO.

The frame is available in two options: a full OMR carbon design, complete with a carbon connecting rod, rear triangle, and battery cover; or a hybrid with OMR carbon front triangle, hydroformed aluminum linkage, and rear triangle, and a polymer battery cover. The new Wild FS is available in three sizes: SM, LR, and XL.

You’ll find plenty of space to mount a bottle cage and tool kit, with the option to swap the bottle cage for a second battery. Thus, depending on the model, the battery capacity can reach 1125Wh.

An exclusive design from Orbea allows riders to choose a convenient mounting location for the Bosch display: over the stem, in front of the stem or on the side. And tucked inside the stem cap is a secret chamber for a critical item: a battery key holder.

The battery cover, made from an extremely durable but featherlight polymer, protects the engine battery from impact and opens and closes with a simple and reliable locking mechanism. No tools required.

Frame reinforcements also protect other critical areas of the bike in case of a crash. And a custom Acros Block Lock headset, designed exclusively for Wild FS, ensures that handlebar rotation doesn’t interfere with the integrity of the frame.

A redesigned derailleur hanger can be disassembled by hand for a simple and effective solution that lets riders keep rolling, even if it’s damaged. Even the Wild FS charging port has been redesigned for easy access, yet remains protected from the elements. Paired with internal wiring along the frame, strong enduro bearings and Orbea’s signature lifetime frame warranty, durability and longevity are key factors in this bike.

Specifications and geometry


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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  • EbikeLordnMaster says:

    So NOT a fan of Bosch and their internal resistance on their motors. Now, I have not been on Gen4 CX yet. So, I won’t roll my eyes too much on Orbea’s motor choice.

    If the internal resistance is less than shimano’s E8000, then I’d consider this rig. It’s not going to beat the Brose motor for noise and resistance, but some noise is a sacrifice we have to make sometimes.

    I do LOVE the ability to add on a battery for those long rides. With a 625wh internal stock, I don’t think many will be using that extra battery add on. On my last gen3 motor, I did 2700 ft and still had 3 bars left on a 500wh battery.

    For some odd reason, I want to compare this bike to the YT Decoy. The lines or something just made me think of the Decoy. I’m sure someone will compare the two very soon.

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