The Orbea Optima Comfort is as the name suggests – comfort in a package that optimises geometry, engineering and componentry to deliver everyday comfort and convenience. The innovation that the Orbea brand is renowned for is evident at first glance in this stepthrough ebike with the unique placement of the battery, optimising balance and handling for the rider. The front mono shock provides the same comfort and functionality as front forks, but allows for a much lighter bicycle making the Orbea Optima Comfort possibly the lightest stepthrough ebike on the market.
Excellent high end componentry coupled with the Bosch Performance Line motor and large 500Wh battery provide the everyday rider with a stable, fun and extremely useful electric bicycle that will last for years to come.
The Orbea Optima is an apparently “normal” bicycle however at closer inspection you can see the innovation in its 'ground up' design. Unlike many stepthroughs on the market this is an electric bicycle designed from the outset to be used as an electric bicycle. It is one of the few brands that offer a low, central frame battery positioning on a stepthrough frame. Most mount their batteries on the rear. Having it mounted centrally means a low centre of gravity and provides great balance and easier handling - especially good if you are carrying children or heavy loads. Other exceptional features include shorter 152mm cranks - a small but important geometric feature - that optimises ergonomics and comfort for the rider. This works particularly well with the larger tyres which not only add to the comfort but provide greater grip and traction on the road. Additional comfort is provided to the rider through a suspension seatpost and a single front shock absorber (monoshock) instead of front forks which makes the bike much lighter. Overall this is a fantastic ebike for someone looking for a premium quality, comfortable and durable electric bicycle that is easy and pleasurable to ride.
Power when it matters most. The Orbea Optima Comfort features the award-winning Bosch Performance Line system. This motor and system is true to its name - originally built for mountain biking it offers long-lasting high-performance assistance on any type of terrain, steep or flat. This is an intelligent e-bike system that contains three sensors for torque, cadence, and speed to ensure you get optimal, efficient power when you need it most. The Orbea Optima Comfort also comes with the larger of the Bosch batteries, the 500Wh battery, which gives you an extra 20% range. This gives you the freedom to ride longer distances or to access higher power levels for longer when you need it. The Bosch Intuvia on-board computer offers 5 riding modes - off, eco, sport, touring, turbo - so you can choose the level of assist to accommodate your riding style. This is an exceptional drive system.
The Orbea Katu E-40 compact electric bike is the perfect utilitarian machine, designed with a careful attention to the requirements of everyday life, from getting the groceries to getting to work. Built around 20” wheels this ebike is easy to store and the smaller wheels allow manoeuvrability in tight urban situations. It also has a remarkably stable cargo system with ability to mount a standard rack mount on the rear, and pair of mounts on the frame at the front to carry a big basket for shopping or baggage.
The Orbea Katu is powered by the Shimano Steps mid-drive system and comes with 400Wh battery, which will provide up to approx 80 - 90km range. This provides a lovely smooth power-assisted ride and, importantly, flattens hills even when carrying larger loads. An excellent little urban ebike that is both great quality and great value. Perfect for smaller and taller riders alike, who want the convenience of compact without the compromise of folding.
Currently not available. We recommend the Kalkhoff Durban Compact as an excellent alternative, or the Kalkhoff Sahel Compact if you prefer a mid-drive motor and internal gearing.
The Orbea Keram Asphalt 10 electric bike is the only 29” Bosch powered commuter-style ebike on the market. This ebike is designed for speed. It has an extra strong custom frame, fast rolling and high absorption 2” tyres on 29” wheels and a rigid fork. All this combined means speed!
The Orbea Keram Asphalt is powered by the powerful Bosch Performance Line mid-drive system and comes with the large 500Wh battery. It is fully equipped with everything the modern commuter needs for convenience and for long-term performance. When combined with the excellent geometry and design that Orbea are renowned for you have one fast and fun ride.