In the spirit of urban function and easy use, we have developed a new transportation concept designed for your life. A machine that is also a sophisticated accessory that echos your sense of style without overshadowing it – a sleek, fun, reliable tool that can be easily maneuvered into apartments or workplaces. Vibe is a bike that is lightweight and enjoyable to ride – with a motor, battery and integrated electronics system designed for the fast-paced, grab-and-go lifestyle of the city.
Internal Cable Routing is carefully guided along the best path under the stem and through the head tube, with no rub or rattle, and is optimized for both traditional and electronic shifting systems. Proprietary headset spacers smooth airflow and offer easy adjustment.
On flat bar models, brake levers route the hydraulic hoses under the bar for a sleek appearance and minimal clutter.
It’s like magic – Fully integrated lighting is just one more feature to enhance your ride. Vibe is safer and more functional with head and tail lamps that announce your presence day and night. With full-time running lights and an optional high beam light Vibe is ready for the road.
- Daytime running lights
- High Beam optional or standard by model
We designed the OC DUAL Bag for double-duty storage. Stuff it full of everyday essentials and secure it to your rack. When you get to where you need to go, convert your gear bag into a daily backpack in less than 10 seconds.
Vibe is designed as a tool as well as a fun way to get around the city. To escape the car and skip riding the bus, Vibe can be configured with plenty of cargo capacity – Use the OC Dual Bag to carry your work clothes and a jacket, a laptop and a lunch. Fenders keep your pants and shoes dry when the roads are wet, and an integrated kickstand mount is stable and strong for parking Vibe anywhere you like. Vive Vibe!
Vibe has only one external wire connection, allowing the rear wheel to be removed from the bike. This cable is tucked neatly under the chainstay and hidden with a smoothly-integrated cover. The battery access port under the BB is similarly invisible, and the headset cover blends neatly into the top tube. After all, what’s the point of designing a great-riding bike and forgetting the design details?
Our Enough Energy concept is a new way to ride and Vibe is a new kind of ebike – minimalist, integrated and sleek with no bulky components to reduce the riding experience, bringing you closer to the sensation that less “e” can ultimately deliver more “bike.”
EBIKEMOTION X35 PLUS
The heart of Vibe, the rear hub motor is the key to the Enough Energy concept. The sophisticated drive system provides enough smooth and reliable assistance at levels designed to amplify your input as discreetly as possible. And since the motor is at the hub, you’ll experience almost drag-free pedaling when Vibe is not providing a push. Vibe’s sophistcated Torque Simulation Algorithm mirrors your power input through the pedals to apply more power when you expect it and conserve energy when you’re spinning easily.
The battery is one of the most noticeable components of an eBike system, so every step has been taken to find the lightest, smallest and most discreet unit. Vibe’s Enough Energy concept provides you enough battery power, not more. It eliminates the need for a bulky, high-output battery that needs to be removed from the bike.
ENOUGH ENERGY CONCEPT
36V 250WH PANASONIC BATTERY
BALANCED WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
Vibe is intended for long rides, but some days demand more. A bit more time on the bike, a few more meters of climbing. Vibe’s Range Extender fits on your frame’s water bottle mount and gives you enough range to get there and back again.
When added to the Ebikemotion X35 system, the extender charges the bike’s main battery and provides an additional 208 W/h to the 248W/h capacity of the internal battery. This brings the system battery size to 450W/h, giving a 70% boost in range.
Vibe’s control center is an attractive and discreet handlebar-mounted switch, putting function at your fingertips without removing your hands from the bar.
- On, off and light control
- Battery & assist level
- Information by RBG led
- Smart & compact
Vibe doesn’t require a multitude of wires, ports or accessories. The CAN (Controller Area Network) bus port provides a single interface for charging, system diagnosis or attaching the Range Extender.
- Single port for charger and range extender
- Coded connection
- Max. 2A for charging
- System diagnosis via CAN, computer or Bluetooth
- Weatherproof integrated cover
Vibe’s smooth and balanced assist requires an advanced sensor. Blending perfectly with our effort to create a sleek and discrete system, the cassette lock ring is replaced with a PAS sensor that monitors your pedaling input and adjusts power accordingly.
- 40 Pulses per second
- Magnetized lock ring sensor
- Proprietary algorithm & electronics
ORBEA HYDROFORMED ALUMINUM
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.
VIBE CARBON FORK
The carbon layup and shaping of the Vibe fork offers the best combination of elasticity, tire clearance and torsional stiffness. The fork legs sport integrated fender mounts and ample tire clearance for even more versatility.
FORGED BB AND DROPOUTS
Designing a new lightweight bottom bracket shell for Vibe allowed us to dramatically improve stiffness, create easier battery access and more room for internal cable routing all while increasing clearance for tires and fenders. Not to mention it looks really great, too.
The forged dropouts combine mounting points for fenders and rack, and provide plenty of stiffness and room for the hub motor axle nuts. The left side of the bike has an integrated mounting point for the Vibe kickstand.
ORBEA URBAN GEOMETRY
Orbea Urban Geometry anticipates how riders will use bikes in the city. A more upright position for better vision and comfort keeps you feeling secure. Balance is perfect and steering is responsive without feeling too fast. A mid frame option makes it easy to step through the frame for those with less mobility or restrictive clothing.