Orbea expanded its urban commuter offering in 2021 with a slick purpose-designed flatbar commuter range aptly called the 'Vibe'.
Encouraged by the popularity of the flatbar Gain, an adaptation of its road ebike, Orbea set out to deliver a purpose-made flatbar ebike with urban geometry similar to their non-ebike range, the Carpe.
The result is the Orbea Vibe. Lighter in weight, comfortable and nimble to ride and, with the new integration, an 'invisible ebike in looks.
The Vibe has a slightly more upright in riding position than the Gain and allows more clearance for wider tires. It also showcases superb integration that will set the bar for the rest of the industry. There are some great frame colours on offer too. Overall this is an. innovative, stylish, highly specced 'invisible' ebike range that ups the ante once again.
On the surface the Vibe looks quite similar to the original Gain flatbar but there are a host of new features making it quite different.
Here are the key new features.
The option to mount a second 'range extender' battery is still available. Read our story on Michael and the range he gets from his Orbea. You may not need one :)
Also, instead of having the two power control functions Orbea have simplified the Vibe to the iWoc Trio control on the handlebars.
The Orbea Vibe is offered in two series - the H10 and H30.
In Australia there will be four Orbea Vibe models available: H10 EQ / Mid H10 EQ and H30 / Mid H30 which offers a great choice of component and equipment options.
Here are the key differences between the two series:
MID H10 EQ
|Rear derailleur||Shimano XT 12-speed||Shimano Deore 10-speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6100||Shimano Deore M4100|
|Brakes||Magura MT5 E-Stop 4-piston hydraulic disc||Magura MT30 2-piston hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Brooks Cambium||Selle Royal Lift|
Daytime running light /tail light
This is the top-of-the-range model in the crossbar frame and comes with all the accessories, including the pannier bag. Available in five stylish colours and four frame sizes and can also customise through MyO.
This is the top of the range model in the Mid frame and comes with all the accessories, including the pannier bag. Also available in five colours and four frame sizes and has MyO option.
This is the naked version in a crossbar frame and with 10-speed gearing. It is available in four colours and four frame sizes.
If you prefer the more aggressive road geometry and want an ultra-light carbon flatbar ebike then there are two gorgeous models offered in a flatbar version in the Orbea Gain range, the Orbea Gain M20 F and Orbea Gain M30 F.
You can find out more on the Orbea Gain road range here.
Electric Bikes Brisbane has a good selection of Orbea Vibe ebikes in stock or on the way. Please contact us if you would like assistance in choosing which model suits you best or if you wish to place an order.
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