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2020 Orbea Wild FS M-LTD 20mph Bike
Since Orbea is always doing its best to create the most effective and fun bikes in the world, they have redesigned nearly the entire first version of their Wild FS an e-mountain bike with the result that the Orbea Wild FS Carbon feels like the type of e-mountain bike that will feel accessible to beginners and even more fun for experts.
The goal for the Wild FS Carbon seems for it to be the type of e-mountain bike that can climb as well as a hard tail and descend like a DH demon. Using their OMR high modulus carbon fiber to keep the frame light and durable, they have designed it around 29 inch wheels with a geometry that will offer greater comfort and stability for beginners, while still enticing the elites with its long and low fit. So they have slackened the head angle, and steepened the seat angle, the classic answer to getting the stability level up and enhancing pedaling efficiency. They’ve also lowered the bottom bracket to make it a beast when railing berms, and fitted it with 160mm cranks to reduce the chance of rock strikes when you are laying it down. The seat tube has been shortened in order to accommodate a longer dropper seat post. That plus the longer cockpit will give you tons of room to move while negotiating your gnarliest courses.
Tweaking the kinematics compared to the original Wild means that they have also increased its potential and progressiveness. With 160mm travel this will be a blast whether you are killing it at the bike part or tackling the most rugged mountain terrain you can find. The progressive leverage rate that the suspension offers will keep it pop-able and quick to recover at the same time. Paired with the 29 inch wheels that can accept up to 2.6 inch tires, and this is a bike that will track the ground and give you the grip to make the most of the power. It’ll be super forgiving even if you mess up on choosing a line.
But where Orbea really changes things up compared to the first Wild is by using the redoubtable Bosch system, changing from the Shimano STEPS of the earlier version. Though that might not seem like a big deal, it’s actually quite interesting not only because Bosch is one of the big movers and shakers in the e-bike motor field, but this is their latest and greatest motor option, and has been developed precisely for a bike like the Wild FS Carbon. With this motor, you’ll never second guess your ability to climb up even the steepest pitches. This new CX version of the Bosch motor has been made more powerful with max output increasing from 300% to 340% , while the motor itself is about half as big as its bulky predecessor. That makes designing the frame around much less of a task, and keeps the overall appearance of the Wild FS Carbon on the side of suitably mountain bike-y instead of overly e-bike-y. Making it smaller also results in a weight savings, so you’re getting all that extra power and sacrificing less bulk as well as weight. And most importantly, it feels natural. No pedal bob or kickback, no lags in acceleration or pulsating of power output. It all feels very smooth and natural, sometimes to the point that you’ll be tempted to forget that you wouldn’t normally be going up hill this fast. It has been limited to 20mph, at which point it will cut out, but that will also not be felt once your nose is pointing downhill.
Another neat design feature is that you can remove your water bottle cage on the inside of the frame, and replace it with an additional battery, making this potentially 1125 W/h system one of the longest lasting, and perfect for all sorts of remote backwoods touring. For the main battery, stored on the underside of the downtube, there is a slick cover that will protect the whole shebang without being impossible to remove. They have included a lock on this cover, and a handy storage spot for the key in the hallow of the headset, so that you will never again have to pour out your backpack in the middle of nowhere to find your key again.
Once you own an e-mountain bike with the type of high quality build that the Orbea Wild FS Carbon offers, and it comes in a variety of build options, as well as can be customized according to the MyO process, your whole outlook on the type of riding you can do that will be fun and exciting will take on a whole new dimension.
- Frame: Orbea Wild Full Suspension carbon
- Shock Option(s): Fox DHX2 Factory Trunnion 2-Position Adjust SLS Spring TiN 205x65mm
- Rear Travel: 160mm
- Fork: Fox 36 Float Factory Grip2 RC2 Kashima
- Fork Travel: 160mm
- Headset: OC Key Holder
- Brakes: Shimano XTR M9120 Hydraulic Disc
- Shifters: Shimano XTR M9100
- Crank: PW-NW32-G4
- Chain Guide: E*thirteen Plus Bosch BDU4 32-38t
- Cassette: Shimano XTR M9100 10-51T 12-Speed
- Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR M9100
- Chain: Shimano CN-9100
- Wheelset: DT Swiss HX-1501 Spline 30c TLR CL
- Tires: Maxxis Minion DHR II 2.60″ 120 TPI FB 3C Maxx Terra Exo+ TR
- Handlebar: Race Face Next R 35 20mm Rise 800mm
- Stem: Race Face Aeffect R 35
- Seatpost: OC2 Dropper 31.6mm
- Saddle: Fizik Taiga S-alloy rail
- Lock: Abus battery powertube lock PLUS
- Motor: BOSCH Performance CX Cruise (20mph) BDU480CX
- Battery: BOSCH Powertube 625Wh Horizontal US BBP295
- Display: BOSCH Display unit KIOX Black BUI330
- Charger: Compact Charger 2A (100-240V) Worldwide
- Sizes: 16” SM | 17.5” LG | 19” XL |
- Colors: Anthracite Glitter Black, Orange Black
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- WARRANTY: LT
16.53 in CT SM l TT 23.03in, 17.91in CT MD l TT 23.62in, 19.02in CT LG l TT 24.21in, 20.39in CT XL l TT 25.00in
Anthracite Glitter Black, Orange Black