ORBEA MONOCOQUE CARBON
We use the most technologically advanced carbon construction available to make the most sophisticated frame possible – A complex and painstaking process with results you will appreciate in the saddle.
The new OMX frame is lighter, a bit stiffer and more nimble with 5mm shorter stays. If what you’re after is an absolute XC Race experience, OMX will deliver.
1740g (Medium) with shock
How did we achive a 250g weight savings when Oiz was already among the lightest frame/shock combinations available?
For riders seeking stability and a bit more comfort for longer rides or marathon XC adventures, the OMR frame is the best choice.
2080gr (Medium) with shock
We manipulate the shapes and wall-thickness of our aluminum tubing to increase strength and resistance to unwanted flex. Many of the tubes are butted to save weight in the middle of the tubes, away from the stress of the joints and the weld zones. Using aluminum technologies as advanced as our carbon manufacturing ensures our aluminum bikes are never second-best.
Because they share the name Oiz, the aluminum frames receive the same level of design attention as the carbon – The tubes are butted and hydroformed with smooth, polished welds to match the dramatic look of the monocoque frame.
Internal Cable Routing is carefully guided along the best path with no rub or rattle, and is optimized for both traditional and electronic shifting systems.
The Orbea XC Family sports an all-new integrated look with a completely unique OC headset/spacer/stem design. The system includes an optional computer mount that is compatible with all major brands using standard adapters. OC component collaboration is a detail that completes the high-end feel of our modern XC bikes.
It’s the quickest way around the competition – and the optimal route for control cables racing to your fingertips. The proprietary rear shock lockout is completely invisible, hiding from mud and staying out of your way as you grab a water bottle. Controls are accessible and easy to use, creating the smoothest and sexiest shock mounting on the market. It’s a small detail, but when your bike is optimized, customized and weaponized, obsession over details can’t be trivialized.
XC suspension is different from that of a trail bike. Racers want suspension that is virtually unnoticed until it is needed, and no energy should be wasted when the trail turns upward. But balancing efficiency with control is a difficult task. Riders will frequently inflate their rear shock until there is very little sag for excellent support under power, but they still need a design that soaks up rough terrain and allows full travel when needed. The Advanced Dynamics suspension of the 100mm Oiz XC and 120mm Oiz TR delivers on both fronts.
With this innovation, we do away with the pivot near the rear axle to make a lighter, simpler bike that requires less maintenance. UFO bikes are laterally stiffer for precision and acceleration like you’ve never felt in a full suspension bike. The secret lies in the shape and materials. When properly handled, carbon can bend for millions of cycles. We placed the fibers and shaped the seatstays in such a way that they are allowed to flex without deformation approaching a critical point. This technology, which has been long in use in F1 cars, delivers unrivaled weight-stiffness balance.
What could possibly be as cool as the world’s most efficient, sleek and sophisticated 100mm XC bike?
The same bike in 120mm. Because there are two stroke lengths offered in the same overall shock length, Oiz is available in two configurations – a 100mm travel World Cup ruler, and a 120mm TR trail slayer. The TR version uses a 120mm fork and makes a few changes to bigger tires and a slightly tougher spec. But don’t worry, this big brother gives up nothing in a race to the top of the hill.
ORBEA WORLD CUP GEOMETRY
Oiz’s World Cup Geometry is born from years of designing world-class XC bikes. The position is aggressive, comfortable and fast. Unlike trail geometry that sacrifices some precision for endurance, XC geometry is precise and intuitive for maximum power transfer. Angles and dimensions are considered carefully across a range of sizes, maximizing power by increasing efficiency.
• HEAD ANGLE – 68º • SEAT ANGLE – 74.5º • REACH – 435mm MEDIUM
OMX VS OMR
OIZ OMX – 430MM CHAINSTAY Super-short rear end for explosive acceleration, maneuverability and steep climb traction.
OIZ OMR – 435MM CHAINSTAY Designed with high speed stability, confident handling and comfort in mind – perfect for fast XC and Marathon riding.
Custom co-moulded plastic protectors shield the frame from impacts and drivetrain noise.
A universal Derailleur Hanger will eventually make finding a replacement a senap, as more and more bikes adopt this simple technology.
A wide press-fit shell ensure optimal stiffness and larger bearings with better seals offer increased durability.
Enduro-brand sealed bearings replace shock bushings and are used throughout for ultimate suspension performance.
OIZ MODEL COMPARISON
OMX carbon joins OMR and hydroformed aluminum to offer many models across a large price spread. At the top-end we find the OMX frame paired with the svelte Fiberlink suspension linkage that yields the lowest frame weight. In the middle of the range we have combined the OMR frame with the alloy suspension link of the hydroformed Oiz. Finally we offer Hydroformed, high-polish aluminum Oiz to bring the same XC performance to even more riders. Here is a breakdown of frames and options:
WHO IS OIZ FOR?
Oiz is designed for fast, experienced riders who demand a superlight, efficient and reliable suspension bike for technical XC courses and high performance cross country riding.
The TR version is perfect for XC Marathon and fast Trail riders who love the weight and efficiency of a pure XC bike and don’t see themselves riding the longer-travel Occam.