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Orbea URRUN eMTB; a light eMTB to expand your horizons
- NEW Orbea URRUN eMTB model with a powerful but natural feeling motor. It has great autonomy, an advanced aluminum frame and unrivalled aesthetics
- The new Urrun incorporates “RS technology,” the name given to lightweight eMTB for exploring without limits.
Urrun means “Far” in the Basque language. This innovative eMTB is without doubt a bike to take you far and explore distant horizons. However, the name holds more significance to Orbea. Urrun is about the long journey the brand embarked upon with this bike and how far they have come. New technologies and innovative integrations, it is safe to say that Orbea is proud to have Urrun in the family. Escape, enjoy bigger adventures, go further and explore harder, there are no more excuses.
The Orbea URRUN eMTB uses the Shimano EP8 RS, Rider Synergy, motor, developed in an exclusive collaboration with Orbea. This motor captivated riders with its debut in the full suspension Rise models which has won awards across the industry. Ride Synergy (RS) is Orbea’s integrated system where the power, weight, interface and range are considered together to offer an unbeatable, balanced ride.
This isn ́t just an EP8 with limited torque. It’s a totally new control system. The design provides the quietest, most natural feeling assistance possible with no lag or drag. The EP8 RS is optimised in the 75-95rpm cadence range. Just as you are pedal harder, the motor responds instantly with more power, and this is one of the reasons it feels so alive and natural.
The Orbea URRUN eMTB EP8 RS motor is also configurable via the Shimano e-Tube Project app. It’s compatible with the RS Tool Box so that you can access more data about your ride via your Garmin device.
The Orbea engineering team has combined this motor with the 540 Wh battery. This battery uses 21-700 cells that optimize energy density, meaning more energy with less volume. Its complete integration in the frame reduces the overall system weight and improves stiffness, which translates into better and easier bike handling.
Designing this electric bike and carefully considering all the elements results in unbeatable efficiency which offers high autonomy, with up to 3,500 m of elevation gain and 8 hours of pedalling from a single charge. The combination of the totally new light and compact electric ecosystem, the efficiency of the EP8 RS motor and the new generation of lighter and stiffer frames makes Orbea’s range of electric mountain bikes very efficient. This helps increase the available range by 1.5. Orbea calls this the 1.5x Factor. To put it simply, compared to a traditional e-bike you can expect 50% more range.
In addition, URRUN brings with it the option of mounting a 252Wh Range Extender, bringing the total capacity to 792 Wh. When multiplied by our 1.5 Factor, the result is no less than 1188 Wh. It’s total autonomy for the most epic adventures.
Orbea URRUN eMTB: a new generation of aluminum frames
Orbea has created a super light frame of the highest quality, offering one of the lightest chassis on the market. Compared to its predecessor, the Wild HT, it is 15% lighter and 30% stiffer.
This weight saving is possible thanks to Orbea’s hydroforming process and triple-butted tubes. These allow very tight control of the tube wall thickness, allowing a reduction in weight in certain places. In addition, this also reinforces the areas that are subject to greater stress. As if that wasn’t enough, Orbea has applied polished welding technology for an impeccable finish.
Another area where Orbea has allocated its resources is in the integration of the Shimano EP8 RS motor in the frame. The “Gravity Casting Interface” integrates the motor in a very clean and compact way inside the frame, keeping it completely protected. For the lower part, Orbea has developed its own protective cover that shields the motor from any impact, weather or unforeseen events.
New standard in integration
One of the most striking features of the new URRUN is the integration of its cables in the handlebar area. Orbea has developed a handlebar and stem that integrates the wiring, routing display and control cables inside the handlebar. The brakes and dropper post cables are routed safely through the stem and headtube.
URRUN offers a balanced geometry that maximizes fun for any type of rider. The geometry offers the greatest possible control in all situations, with a comfortable position for any adventure.
Additionally, the geometry is combined with 29” wheels, wide 2.4” tyres, with a tire clearance of up to 2.6” and a 120mm ebike-specific fork for greater comfort and safety. URRUN is available in five sizes, ranging from S to XL, and in three elegant colors: Leo-Orange, Borealis-Blue and Black-Glitter.
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