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Ultralight 2021 Orbea Oiz Goes for the XC Win

Available in cross-country and trail versions, the snappy Oiz gets lighter and more nimble. Thanks to carbon advancements, the high-end OMX frame lays claim to being the lightest full-suspension frame in the category. Get all the details on this exciting ride in the press release, below.

Ultralight 2021 Orbea Oiz Goes for the XC Win

With more than 10 years competing at the highest level, Oiz is familiar with the hard work it takes to reach summits, leaderboards and podium steps. We don’t need to fabricate a pedigree for this phenomenon - numerous World Championships and World Cup wins prove Oiz is a thoroughbred. With a new OMX carbon frame and rear triangle, Oiz takes the prize of the lightest, stiffest and most efficient machine available whether you pin on a number or ride to the highest peak on your afternoon ride.

Oiz Highlights

  • Usage: Cross Country
  • Wheel Size: 29" in all sizes
  • Travel: 100mm front and rear (XC version) / 120mm front and rear (TR version)
  • Material: OMX carbon, OMR Carbon or Hydro Aluminum
  • Sizes: S / M / L / XL
  • Price: From $2,599 to $8,999 (€2399 to €8599)
  • Personalization: New graphic patterns and combinations through MyO
  • Warranty: Lifetime

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The Pinnacle of Carbon Manufacturing

Perfect Balance: Light is good – structural integrity is critical. Creating the lightest frame with perfectly-tuned rigidity is the simple goal, but it's a process that requires years of design skill and manufacturing expertise. OMX frames blend high modulus fibers of up to 588GPa with tensile strength of 3800MPa that help us to perfectly tune the weight and stiffness on each frame. The best materials are a great start; applying them to smart designs in the hands of dedicated engineers makes the final result truly exceptional.

Masterful Construction: The highest quality prepreg carbon sheets available are laser-cut by individual frame size to minimize excess materials and overlap. Fiber direction and layup are tuned and adjusted with testing prototypes, and hours of premolding specific areas of each production frame before final heating ensure optimal fiber and resin compaction with the smallest amount of carbon. Smooth and even compression of the laminates is the goal; full EPS molds, Polyurethane and Latex inserts are used to eliminate wrinkles and imperfections when the frame is moulded.

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Constant Improvement: A great design and well-executed construction yield frames that are a joy to ride – and ride them we do! But we also cut, x-ray, drill, twist, pull, crush and punish them to make them better. Analyzing our frames through a series of proprietary testing procedures that go beyond industry standards gives us priceless data that we apply to our design process. Some of this happens in a lab, a lot of it on the road or mountain – but it's all crucial for improvement and key to offering a Lifetime Warranty.

All this work and tuning, plus a 5mm shorter chainstay (430mm) and the adoption of flat mount brake integration puts the new OMX frame at 1,740g including shock (Size Medium). This means a 250g reduction compared to the OMR frame. Oiz now has three frame constructions: OMX, OMR and hydroformed high polished alloy.

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Two Stroke - XC/TR

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 (190x40mm and 190x45mm), Oiz is available in two configurations - a 100mm travel World Cup ruler, and a 120mm TR marathon/trail slayer. The TR version uses a 120mm fork and makes a few changes to bigger tires and a tougher spec, but gives up nothing in a race to the top.

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World Cup Geometry

Oiz’s World Cup Geometry is born from years of designing world-class XC bikes. The position is aggressive, comfortable and fast. Unlike trail geometry that sacrifices some precision for endurance, XC geometry is precise and intuitive for maximum power transfer. Angles and dimensions are considered carefully across a range of sizes, maximizing power by increasing efficiency.

Oiz in its XC version has a head angle of 69º, a seat angle of 75º, and a reach of 435mm (size Medium). 

The OMX frame’s chainstay length is 430mm for explosive acceleration, maneuverability and climbing traction. OMR chainstays remain unchanged (435mm), designed with high speed stability, confident handling and comfort in mind - perfect for fast XC and Marathon riding.

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New Integration

Cockpit: Oiz sports an all-new integrated look with a completely unique OC headset/spacer/stem design. The system includes an optional computer mount that is compatible with all major brands using standard adapters. OC component collaboration is a detail that completes the high-end feel of our modern XC bikes.

Flat Mount: In addition to this, the OMX rear triangle uses the flat mount brake standard. The low profile of this system provides the cleanest, stiffest and lightest caliper integration available.

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Chain Security: In races, even a perfectly-adjusted derailleur can drop a chain over rough terrain or during a wheel change. With Chain Security, riders have the added peace of mind knowing the chain isn’t going to end up around the bottom bracket shell.

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Oiz Specs

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New Personalization Options

New graphic patterns will take the Oiz OMX frame to the next level. Three unique design schemes are available, with a fourth finish option - Matte/Gloss. Of course there are tens of thousands of color combinations at your fingertips through MyO, ensuring each Oiz OMX can be personalized to your taste.

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Visit www.orbea.com for more info.


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