Orbea Announces Oiz XC Bike

Jun 25, 2018
by Orbea  

PRESS RELEASE: Orbea

It’s been 12 years since the first Oiz was conceived - a full-suspension XC platform giving performance addicts the fastest, lightest and most technologically advanced bicycle possible. A bike that was born to win.

Today, we unveil the new Oiz - raising the bar of what is considered the best - with the most sophisticated OMR carbon construction currently available. 2019 brings the evolution of our UFO and Advanced Dynamics technologies. The advent of Two Stroke heralds the birth of two types of Oiz, with XC (100 mm travel) and TR (120 mm) versions standing side-by-side. Pure XC geometry takes performance to a whole new level. And as if this was not enough, Orbea’s exclusive MyO customization means you can create the Oiz of your dreams, from start to finish.


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All the details on Orbea's website. Stay tuned.


MENTIONS: @orbea



64 Comments

  • 37 2
 69 deg HTA, 2 bottle cages, 1600g w/o shock, no proprietary shock BS, cleanest rear lockout routing of all time, longer and lower but not insane and 2 bottle cages. Looks like a great XCO/XCM option, probably builds up to 20# flat in L/XL with xx1/Fox32SC/race wheels and rubber.
  • 41 2
 you forgot the two bottle cages Smile
  • 4 0
 Dropper post?
  • 3 0
 @Soilsledding: some of the builds come with a dropper.
  • 11 0
 Im gonna buy this , just to resell it at the end of the season so can post TWO BOTTLE CAGES
  • 3 2
 @davidccoleman: Some of the builds come with rubber
  • 1 0
 @huebs037: Accidental downvote. Your comment was insanely good.
  • 3 2
 Looks like a heavier version of the KTM Scarp Sonic - which has 3 bottle cage mounts by the way XD
  • 8 13
flag jclnv (Jun 25, 2018 at 13:50) (Below Threshold)
 If it had a 67 degree head angle it would be perfect. Why they choked it's ability is annoying.
  • 3 0
 @IllestT: It's really 2.5 cages. The underside one is only good for marathoning or back-country. Not racing.
  • 5 1
 @jclnv: 69 degrees is about standard for a pure XC bike. At this frame weight, travel, and overall build weight there isn't much "ability". Light air shock, Noodley fork, light weight layup, XC componentry. It's a dedicated XC bike, the geometry is pretty spot on, its not a "do it all" bike. Santa Cruz Blur (69), Specialized Epic (69.5), Canyon lux (70), and the list goes on and on.
  • 11 4
 @mfranzen: Intense Sniper 67.5, Unno Horn 67.

I also bet the next Spark is under 68. There's no downside, only less nervousness. It's just a pointless limiter based on legacy geo that barely differed road bikes.
  • 2 3
 @mfranzen: I just saw the leverage rate on Vital. The head angle is the least of its problems.
  • 2 1
 @jclnv: True, I haven't looked at the rest bc xc bikes don't make sense for what I enjoy. I would rather pedal harder and know the bike can handle what I throw at it.
  • 11 0
 @jclnv: There is a downside. Slacker HTA don't climb as confidently, especially in tight switchbacks. I ride an Anthem with a 68 degree HTA and it is a touch slack for pure XC racing.
  • 2 2
 @hsracer: I'll give you that the extra wheelbase will require the rider to take more accurate lines on tight switchbacks but it'll climb tech steeps better due to the lower bar height/better position.
  • 4 0
 @jclnv: The wheelbase isn't much of an issue (it has pretty much stayed the same since they lengthen the front end but shorten the chainstays), its the fact that with the front wheel further out in front it tends to want to wander more. Steep tech climbs are actually where it is most noticeable.
  • 1 4
 @hsracer: That's seat angle. My 76 degree SA 160mm out climbs my 120mm 73 SA on steep tech.
  • 19 0
 Down country or bust, BRO.
  • 11 0
 I wonder how many people today have never experienced a sub 23lb full suspension bike doing major backcountry rides ?Being an old XC race dog it sure is fun to absolutely smoke the climbs and long distance rides. It's awesome to always ride a 140mm-160mm 28-30lb bike but give it a shot sometime.
  • 7 0
 The best XC bike I've seen this year (I'm a SC fanboy, and this still takes the cake).
  • 3 5
 Scott Spark is the best XC bike!
  • 7 0
 The video was literally all clips of uphill
  • 31 1
 Real XC is all uphill
  • 24 0
 @BobbyLite: Like an Escher drawing?
  • 17 0
 Back in my day, all we did was ride up hill. My wife Evelyn was waiting at the top in the 69 Ford to give us a Coca Cola and shuttle us back down.
  • 3 0
 @JohanG: No Dr. Pepper?
  • 6 0
 "I want my two water bottles..."
  • 5 0
 without my two water bottles i'd be better off ded
  • 5 0
 i like it a lot, can't wait to see the new canyon xc fully
  • 1 0
 A few more hours till release I believe.
  • 5 1
 He is so embarrassed at riding in lycra rather than baggies that he leaves home in the dark so his mates don't bag on him!!
  • 4 1
 The 2-bottle Canyon Lux is released tomorrow. Betting price will be a lot lower than Orbea.
  • 4 0
 Did that video cause anyone else to check their screen brightness?
  • 3 0
 That was Aleix Espargaró, a MotoGP racer for Aprilia, if anyone is interested. Didn't think so.
  • 3 0
 1:03
Tilted camera shot. ..
  • 4 1
 Finally a 75 degree st angle on xc bike!
  • 2 2
 You know that as soon as the saddle is past the stack height then the STA is less than 75deg right? With the saddle up at a decent riding height it’ll likely be 73-74deg.
  • 3 1
 I just overlaid the 2013-2016 Scalpel on the Oiz geometry chart. Despite Cannondale's claim of 73.5, the seat angle at stack height for both bikes is nearly identical at about 75D. Above stack height, the Scalpel is actually steeper by over half a degree.
  • 1 0
 @alexdi: This is what I’m comparing it to... and considering - the Scalpel Si or the Oiz...
  • 3 0
 Those carbon mavic crossmax wheels look gorgeous.
  • 3 0
 Can women ride it or is it just for the oiz
  • 3 0
 wow i didnt actually get to see the bike until almost 2 minutes in.
  • 1 0
 Curious on the details of this "2 stroke" 120mm version. What's the geo chart on that?
  • 1 0
 They just slapped a 120 fork on which decreases HTA and STA by 1 degree to 68 & 74, and the reach is shortened a bit, about 7mm. Of course WB and CS change...
  • 1 0
 @bikewriter: Is the 120 a separate bike, or is there adjustable rear travel?
  • 2 0
 @High-Life: Turns out I am wrong. It is NOT a 100 rear only frame with a different fork. Two separate options at 100/100 or 120/120. Presumably a lighter tune for the 120. It's not like the Sniper which can be run 120 front and 100 rear if frame-only is purchased.
  • 1 1
 it looks like (insert modern artists name here) decided to block out the downtube on whichever specialized epic of your choice and change up the paint scheme a bit.
  • 6 5
 Looks like a Specialized Epic
  • 8 3
 The Rallon looks like the new stumpy, but Orbea was first on that one. So who is copying who? lol
  • 5 0
 @huebs037: Specialized had the Epic first , also the monoseatmast too, from the Demo.
  • 24 1
 Looks like a bike
  • 4 0
 @enrico650: Good point on the demo. didn't think about that one
  • 4 0
 @huebs037: I'm just glad that the two companies can use it without talking bad about each other
  • 3 2
 YOU'RE ALL WRONG! obvioulsy looks like a session... I'll show myself out....
  • 3 1
 The link is toptube mounted and rotates counter clockwise, the Epic's is seat tube mounted and rotates clockwise. It looks more like a Scalpel.
  • 2 0
 what happened in 1:40?
  • 2 0
 wormhole
  • 1 4
 This is the new "XC/Trail blender bikes" everyone is coming to market.

Almost all of these (SB100, Orbea, Specialized, Trek, etc.) have this same front triangle. The downtube joins the BB at a 90 degree angle, shock mounted to top tube, Boost, 29" wheels, etc...

Threaded Bottom Bracket?

No Dropper routing?
  • 1 1
 carbon link like the Intense Sniper, and tucked shock like their new Tazer ebike. Must use the same factory.
  • 1 1
 Another light weight flexy bike with sub-par suspension design only beneficial for 150 lb riders.
  • 1 0
 By sub-par you're referring to single pivot and not multi-link?
  • 2 2
 That stem is in danger of pointing the wrong way up!! Stop it now!!
  • 1 2
 Looks pretty Epic.





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