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  • NBD, it appears i’ve just bought an Eeb.
  • weeksy
    Full Member

    Chatting with Couchie this morning he was saying how he needs to sell the Orbea as he’s not got a use for it. He’s got the Specialized and the Trek and the Orbea just doesn’t have a purpose.
    When out at Hopton on the Liv at the weekend it was slightly marred by the lack of gears, brakes, suspension, dropper on the Embolden…

    So he’s done me the deal of a lifetime deal and it appears i now own this

    https://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/bikes/electric-bikes/orbea-rise-h15-electric-mountain-bike-2022-anthraciteblack__372157?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwLDS1Lu2gQMVmwgGAB23FArlEAAYASAAEgJRfPD_BwE

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/2p3XDhm]IMG-20230919-WA0003[/url] by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    alan1977
    Free Member

    i demod one of the top carbon models on the weekend

    was smitten

    but what i took from it is i wanted the aluminium version because the carbon model was really that good, a few KG made no odds and the bigger battery might be useful

    i even concluded that i’d probably like the h15 model

    oceanskipper
    Full Member

    Nice! 👍

    weeksy
    Full Member

    It’s primary use is for places like Hopton/Bringewood for example which is a bit of a drag up and it’ll be perfect for me to get some riding in while he’s out on uplift days. I’ve ridden up on a manual but it takes a lot longer as you’d expect and i can slam out a few laps while he’s practicing.

    I’m happy staying with my mates on their Eebs even though they have to wait/slow for me when on the manual, but at times we’re on time constraints due to light etc so a smashfest will work.

    dangeourbrain
    Free Member

    If only the ’22 models weren’t built for dwarves I’d have bought an orbea wild about three times this week.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    I don’t know a lot about it yet… He’s ridden it 3-4 times only and is a Large. Which should suit me perfectly. It’s the lower weight jobbie and lower power which again should suit me nicely… Shock and forks look sweet.. I’ve not even checked what brakes/gears etc it has…

    joebristol
    Full Member

    Looks like it has a Shimano slx cassette and probably rear mech. Should do the job and more of it is steel which is probably preferable on an eeb. Can’t see the brakes – although the rotors aren’t sram centreline or hs2 so assume it’s Shimano

    Shifters: Shimano SLX M7100 I-Spec EV
    Brakes: Shimano M6100 Hydraulic Disc
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100 SGS Shadow Plus
    Chain Shimano M6100
    Wheels Race Face AR 30c Tubeless Ready
    Cassette Shimano CS-M7100 10-51t 12-Speed

    hugoagogo
    Free Member

    Great choice Weeksy, I’ve had mine for 2 years and love it, plently of farkling for you to go at too:

    Longer travel forks

    Offset bushes for the shock

    Longer shock (216 x 63)

    Mullet rear wheel

    Shorter cranks

    That should keep you busy during ownership 🙂

    dangeourbrain
    Free Member

    He normally just keeps busy with buying new bikes rather than new bits doesn’t he

    fazzini
    Full Member

    Headline news…


    @weeksy
    in NBD #unshock post 😉

    Only kidding, really rather a nice bike and I’m not at all jealous…hedgerow is looking a little bare and those molehills need dealing with though 😂

    nickc
    Full Member

    Nice, Like the colour v much. New Bike day is always ace. 👍

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Thanks all. This was as much of a surprise to me as anyone else. I had no intention of buying it but his message meant I couldn’t resist.

    kayak23
    Full Member

    Nice. Welcome to the Orbea owners club.

    Looking forward to seeing what you replace it with in a fortnight 😉👍

    weeksy
    Full Member

    LOL i’ve had the Slayer almost a year and it’s staying, the Orbea is simply too good a deal to pass up on and will deffo have uses for me

    st
    Full Member

    I’ve just finished swapping bits on my new H15 as a replacement to the previous M20. I wanted to size down from my XL , wanted the bigger battery but didn’t want to pay the extra again for carbon.

    I’m hoping it’ll tide me over until things progress some more and bikes with up to date geometry come down a bit in price.

    mashr
    Full Member

    kayak23
    Full Member
    Nice. Welcome to the Orbea owners club.

    Looking forward to seeing what you replace it with in a fortnight 😉👍

    A Wild (or other full fat eeb) straight after he tries to tow the boy using the Rise.

    50p on it

    oldfart
    Full Member

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    oldfart
    Full Member

    Same as mine ! 👍 Just ride it stock , I was told I needed to uprate the brakes and tyres from new , I’ve had it a year and haven’t seen the need , all depends on your own riding and where you ride I guess.

    fettlin
    Full Member

    Recent Rise purchase here as well, willkómmen!

    As above, ride it stock and see if anything presents itself that needs changing. Wait, i’ve just realised who i’m saying this to…

    TBF i think the back tire is a bit poor for the slop we will get soon, but not been an issue so far. Brakes work fine (Deore 2pots, 180mm rotors), but then i’m not going Mach3! Oh, the saddle is horrible, that did go after the first ride…

    weeksy
    Full Member

    The only thing i’ll really want to swap is the brakes as i prefer Codes over Shimano.. but no desperate hurry for that, the rest of the spec i really like.

    _tom_
    Free Member

    Looks awesome, I think this is probably the first ebike I’ve seen that doesn’t look terrible – usually the bloated downtube just looks vile but this is a bit more refined 🙂

    I didn’t think I wanted an ebike til I rode at Cannock last week and was really jealous of everyone cruising past me chatting whilst I was struggling on all the climbs. For my usual riding style (IE climbs are there to be endured rather than enjoyed) it makes a whole lot of sense, to get more quality DH runs in without needing an uplift.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    makes a whole lot of sense, to get more quality DH runs in without needing an uplift.

    That’s where i’ve been using the wifes Liv… but with a 36 front ring and 36T cassette, along with Tektro Orion brakes, Suntour Suspension and no dropper post it’s really shown up a few things that i really wanted. The Orbea won’t really get used much locally, there’s nothing i can’t get up around here… but as i say, when we go to Hopton, Bringewood, even Barry Sidings i think it would REALLY help to have an Eeb for giving me a bit more power.
    Even in winter me and the boy can hit the local stuff and just knock out 20+ runs in a couple of hours, it won’t be the ultimate in practicing, but it’ll do for winter and keeping our hands in.

    jedi
    Full Member

    Full fat ebb for me. Or it’s too close to my acoustic bike

    Full fat ebb for me. Or it’s too close to my acoustic bike

    Same for me. Not ridden a semi-skimmed one, but I know the way I use my FF, that I wouldn’t be happy with the drop in power on some sections

    chiefgrooveguru
    Full Member

    “ Full fat ebb for me. Or it’s too close to my acoustic bike”

    I’ve found that (for me) a full-fat full-sus ebike pairs best with a singlespeed hardtail. Full speed everywhere! 😉

    oldfart
    Full Member

    fettlin 2nd that re saddle ! Out with the Fizik in with Charge Spoon but it’s personal choice .

    bikerevivesheffield
    Full Member

    @werksy, enjoy the circlip

    hugoagogo
    Free Member

    @brs If you’re retaining ring on the NDS chainstay, I had to dremel some carbon to get purchase on mine, what a bas of a job! The newer ones have a wee notch in there now.

    weeksy
    Full Member

    What we talking about here then ?

    bikerevivesheffield
    Full Member

    The nds dropout bearing is held in with a circlip that has no eyelets – virtually impossible to get it out without mangling the chainstay

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Yeah I see it in this link. 3.3 in parts.

    https://www.emtbforums.com/threads/part-2-orbea-rise-lower-main-linkage-axle-and-bearing-service.26630/

    Sure I’ll work it out with help from you guys if needed. Is there not a funky tool for it?

    bikerevivesheffield
    Full Member

    The official tool according to orbea is a 5mm flat blade screwdriver 🤣

    oceanskipper
    Full Member

    I’d deffo swap the chain for a CN9100 – lasts way longer…

    DickBarton
    Full Member

    This was as much of a surprise to me as anyone else.

    Just fixing that for you – This was as much of a surprise to me as no-one else.

    😉

    Looks good, suspect that’ll do a cracking job!

    makkag
    Free Member

    Welcome to the club – love my M20 – very capable bike

    I shoved my Dvo Jade x and Smashpoted Onyx on it and its brilliant

    The only issue is the creakyness, but I have a Cascade link coming with a better preload kit to sort that.

    Will then swap all the other kit from my Ibis that been sat forlornly on the wall for a year

    Riden stock other than suspension and have been pleasantly surprised at the single pot deores it came with – Im 90KG +

    Sure its a little small and Geo bit old but its very stable , nimble and jumps pretty well.

    And ultimately it gets be out more because of the Motor – Enjoy

    Will see me right for a few years

    davros
    Full Member

    Lol at the circlip 🤬 After many attempts on various occasions I finally got mine out with a small flat bladed screwdriver with a twisted end. I think it may have been a fluke. Made a mess of the paint around it. Infuriating design.

    breninbeener
    Full Member

    @weeksy i have some brand new codes coming off my Spec Enduro….it unridden. Are you interested?

    weeksy
    Full Member

    Thanks @breninbeener but i’ve got 2 sets already in spares, but if you wanna swap them for a set of Shimano i’d be happy to do so.

    julians
    Free Member

    The nds dropout bearing is held in with a circlip that has no eyelets – virtually impossible to get it out without mangling the chainstay

    its easy enough to get out with a tiny flat blade screwdriver – the sort of screwdriver you use for getting tiny screws out of electronic devices. The wild fs has the same design, just did mine last night.

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