New Orbea Rise H 2022 first ride review – Is a Light eMTB with plenty of power and a big battery possible?

Light eMTBs aren’t just for ambitious trail riders and can suit tourers and everyday riders too. Orbea know this and take a price-conscious approach with the brand-new Rise H. We’ve already tested the new Orbea Rise H10 with its aluminium frame, 60 Nm torque and internal 540 Wh battery, and tell you what it’s capable of and who it’s for.

With the Orbea Rise, the Spanish brand demonstrated at the end of 2020 that they have the know-how to blur the boundaries between mountain bikes and eMTBs. The Orbea Rise M-Team impressed us in our sister magazine E-MOUNTAINBIKE with its excellent handling, outstanding ride, well-thought-out modular battery concept and successful motor integration. In the search for the best mountain bike of 2021, the Orbea Rise M-Team (read review here) even secured the Best Buy and proved that it can hold its own against analogue mountain bikes.

Orbea Rise H10 | Shimano EP8-RS/540 Wh | 150/140 mm (f/r)
20.8 kg kg in size L | € 7,096 | Manufacturer’s website

Read the whole review in our sister magazine E-MOUNTAINBIKE here.

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Words: Photos: Thomas Weiss