We want to start whatever diet the Oiz is on.
The already light Oiz dropped some weight, and now it’s lighter than ever. In fact, it’s one of the lightest XC bikes at the shop. A frame with shock comes in under 1800 grams. That’s less than 4lb in freedom units. Still not impressed? Actually, I give up. If you’re not impressed by a full-suspension bike with 120mm of travel that weighs less than 1800 grams, I quit.
Orbea Oiz OMX Key updates
The new Oiz utilizes Orbea’s OMX carbon layup, which is typically found on their road and gravel bikes. Instead of some proprietary secret sauce, Orbea claims that OMX is simply the “pinnacle of carbon fiber bicycle manufacturing.” That’s something we can get behind: no snake oil or fancy gimmicks — just clean, light, and durable carbon fiber layups. Apart from utilizing a different carbon layup process, the new Oiz has shorter chainstays than the previous version. In addition to shorter 430mm chainstays, the head tube angle is a degree slacker at 68 degrees, and the seat tube angle is now 74.5 degrees. The reach has grown slightly to 435mm for a size medium compared to the shorter 425mm reach on the old version. It all adds up to a lighter, more efficient, faster bike that handles rough terrain better than before.
Orbea prides themselves on their MyO program, which allows you to choose custom paint and components using their online bike builder. The Oiz OMX will be available as a MyO option upon release. Although, we happen to think the color they sent us for review is rather nice.
Other highlights worth mentioning because we think they’re cool about the Orbea Oiz OMX
- Two water bottles will fit inside M – XL frames
- Squidlock suspension and dropper post controller for a clean cockpit
- Inside Line cable routing keeps rear lockout clean and protected
- Flat brake mounts for more weight reduction
- Available in a race version with 100mm of travel or a trail edition with 120mm
For our full first impressions review, watch the video above.
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