The 2017 Orbea Oiz Continues XC Evolution


Truly, we are approaching “peak XC” at this point. World Cup XC race courses are gnarly beasts and the bikes needed for them are getting more and more everyday-friendly. As a result, we’re finally achieving XC nirvana and we couldn’t be more stoked at the advances we’re seeing in 100-120mm travel 29ers.

The previous-generation Oiz suffered from a lack of rear-end stiffness, but the 2017 flavor changes the game on all levels. Taking queues from the new Occam, the Oiz now sports a sexier, more updated front-triangle mated to a modern, wider and stiffer rear triangle. Of course, it’s built around Boost 148 axles and continues with the Formula 1-inspired UFO suspension design for a lightweight and stiff ride.

The 2017 Orbea Oiz M-LTD in mind/black gloss.

The 2017 Orbea Oiz M-LTD in mint/black gloss.

2017 Orbea Oiz Key Features:

  • 29″ wheels on M-XL and 27.5″ wheels on S-M
  • OMR and OMP carbon frameset options
  • Up to 2.4″ tire clearance
  • XC-optimized UFO suspension with 95mm rear travel
  • Designed for 100mm forks (Fox Float throughout line)
  • Custom-tuned kinematics for racy performance with bottomless feel
  • Both 1x and 2x options on all builds (is 2x even a thing?)
  • Boost front and rear
  • New internal cable routing — including dropper post
  • Longer reach, shorter stack, shorter stays and relaxed head angle (70-deg)
  • Pricing: M-LTD OMR ($8999), M-Team OMR ($7999), M10 OMP ($5599), M120 OMP ($4699), M30 OMP ($3999) and M50 OMP ($3299)
  • Lightest build is sub 10 kg. (~22 lbs.)
  • Available now — check your local dealer

We’re still waiting on official geometries and build kits, so stay tuned for updates.

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