The Focus Thron2 eMTB family is a new genre in the Focus ebike range this year offering a light dual suspension trail e-mountain bike that can double as a comfortable touring ebike.
The Focus Thron2 6.9 ebike is the range-topper in the family and has the high-performing Fox 34 suspension, DT Swiss wheelset, Shimano XT 12-speed gearing and a dropper seatpost. With the 29er wheels and wide 2.6" tyres you have fast rolling stable trail performance and the Gen 4 Bosch CX motor with 625Wh battery allows you to get to places you may never have thought possible. Hours and hours of fun with this ebike.
The Focus Thron2 dual suspension eMTB family with its 130mm front and rear travel, 29er wheels and comfortable geometry offers a great entry-level ebike to a beginner or intermediate mountain biker, and a really comfortable rail trail and leisure riding ebike.
The Thron2 family is powered by the Gen 4 Bosch Performance CX motor, which is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, and packs even more of a punch out on trail when climbing with its recent upgrade to 85Nm torque. The Thron2 6.9 ebike comes with a handy dropper seatpost and a fully integrated and removable Bosch powertube 625Wh battery for excellent range and longer days in the saddle.
With the Focus Thron2 eMTB the emphasis is on comfort and fun with its less aggressive geometry. Focus' proprietary F.O.L.D. suspension system allows the chainstay to work efficiently in an intuitive manner while the suspension absorbs the bumps. An excellent range of 12 gears is provided with the Shimano SLX shifting system and 4-piston hydraulic brakes provide stable reliable stopping power.
There are two other more economical models in the Thron2 range - see the Focus Thron2 6.7 if you prefer a 500Wh battery; or the Focus Thron2 6.8 ebike if you still want a 625Wh battery and don't require the high performance of the Fox 34 suspension and Shimano SLX gearing.
There is also the Focus Thron2 6.8 EQP ebike available this year for those wanting a comfortable bikepacking ebike that can handle single track.
The Orbea Rise M-LTD eMTB is the top-of-the-range Rise model and the bike for you if you want full carbon - frame, wheels, handlebars, the lot. Weighing in at 16.5kg max this is one of the lightest eMTB's in the world. Light, flickable and agile, a mighty fine machine for riders who like to play.
The Rise M-LTD comes with the 140mm Fox 34 Float Factory forks and a Fox Float DPS Factory rear shock with the option to switch to Fox 36 if you prefer. Running gear is provided by Shimano's flagship XTR 12-speed gears and hydraulic brakes, and this model features the ultra light and tough Race Face Next-SL carbon wheelset.
The Orbea Rise M-Team eMTB is a truly fine machine. It has a sleek slimline carbon frame and is just 17.5kg. Highly regarded for its agile trail performance this is an ebike for someone who wants to take their mountain biking to the next level and someone who appreciates innovation and top quality.
The Rise M-Team is a burly spec. A 29er with 140mm Fox 36 Factory forks and a 150mm Fox DPX2 rear shock. It runs on the excellent Race Face Turbine wheels and comes equipped with Shimano's flagship XTR 12-speed gears and hydraulic brakes. A Fox Transfer Factory Kashima seatpost completes the setup.
The Orbea Rise M10 eMTB is a mid-level model in the 2021 Orbea Rise series, a particularly agile and lightweight carbon trail bike at just 18kg. The Rise M10 is aimed squarely at sporty mountain bikers who love the extra performance that comes with Fox 36 and who want to go further and faster without losing the mountain bike feeling.
The Rise M10 has 140mm travel with Fox 36 Factory forks and 150mm at the rear with a Fox DPX2 rear shock. It runs on the excellent Race Face Turbine 29" wheels and comes equipped with Shimano XT 12-speed gears and Shimano M7100 hydraulic brakes. A dropper seatpost completes the package.