8 6月, 2021
Orbea Lab: A More Natural Feeling E-Bike
The Rise and Rise of the E-Bikes
Ebikes are here to stay, that much is certain. The exhilaration of powering up steep climbs, riding extreme terrain and having power to spare is addictive. But it is also true that many riders have not fallen in love with ebikes in the same way that they have with their non-assist bikes. These riders feel that part of the magic of the ride is missing with an e-bike, partly due to the level of assistance and partly due to the handling characteristics and weight. They feel that as e-bikes have become more powerful and capable something has been lost.
We wanted to build an ebike designed specifically for these riders.
A minimalist ebike, integrated and sleek with no bulky components or distractions to take you out of the moment, bringing you closer to the trails and the ride. This was the idea which gave birth to our RS Concept.
What Is It?
RS stands for Rider Synergy and the idea of “More Bike, Less E” is key to this concept. Our ambition was to develop not just a lightweight ebike, but rather a totally new way of thinking about e-bikes, a completely integrated system which fitted seamlessly into your ride.