INSIDE LINE (PATENT PENDING)
It’s the quickest way around the competition – and the optimal route for control cables racing to your fingertips. The Oiz’s 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.
The Oiz uses the most technologically advanced carbon construction available to make the most sophisticated frame possible – a complex and painstaking process with results you will appreciate on the trail. Prepreg carbon sheets are laser cut to minimize excess materials and overlap, and hours of premolding ensure optimal
compaction with the smallest amount of carbon. Engineering a frame that uses as much carbon as possible of course saves weight but it also contributes to the sophistication and refinement of the Oiz. Features like UFO 2 and Fiberlink take full advantage of carbon’s capabilities and put Oiz in a category by itself.
In the quest for stiffness and clean lines, Orbea developed the long-fiber injected Fiberlink. The perfect blend of low weight and impressive rigidity, Fiberlink integrates seamlessly with the shapes of Oiz and the seat tube.
Orbea have done away with the pivot point at the rear axle. The flexible seat stay design creates an ultralight bike that requires little maintenance and offers stiffness and acceleration like you’ve never felt in a full suspension bike. The secret lies in the shape and materials that allow flex without approaching the critical deformation point. This technology, which has been long in use in F1 cars, delivers unrivalled weight-stiffness balance.
WORLD CUP GEOMETRY
Refinements of the Oiz’s World Cup Geometry were born from years of designing world-class XC bikes. The position is aggressive, comfortable and fast. Handling is precise and intuitive for maximum agility without instability. Angles and dimensions are considered carefully across the range of sizes, maximizing power by increasing efficiency.
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.
One of the simplest features of of the new Oiz was one of the most complex to accomplish – the MD, LG and XL frames are all equipped with two bottle mounts inside the front triangle.
The additional room made available by the Inside Line cable routing puts extra water at your fingertips instead of in your pocket or on your back.
For years the flexibility of Orbea’s MyO programme has allowed riders to personalize their bikes to an extent that is unique in the industry. Now Orbea have taken it one step further by giving you the option, on all Oiz OMR frames, of a fully custom coloured frameset at no extra cost that is painted and assembled entirely at their headquarters in Mallabia – in the heart of the Basque Country.
Orbea can offer this level of flexibility because they are not simply a warehouse for assembled bikes – they are builders, painters, technicians and mechanics. Orbea’s in-house manufacturing capabilities and know-how allow them to pay meticulous attention to every step of the MyO process so all you have to do is choose the colours and, if you would like to, add your name to the top tube.
The MyO custom painting system is pretty straightforward, and we are here to help guide you through the entire MyO process.