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Sub-16kg Wilier Urta Hybrid eMTB packs more power than most ultralight e-mountain bikes

wilier urta hybrid ultralight e-mountain bike
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With the top model coming in under 16kg (~35.25lb), the Wilier Urta Hybrid e-mountain bike gets a big battery with a Fazua Ride 60 motor to deliver an impressive power-and-range per weight ratio.

With a ride quality that rivals standard mountain bikes and minimal weight penalty, the 430Wh battery should provide massive range since you can pedal unassisted more often. But add the 210Wh range extender, and it may very well be a all-day “downcountry” bike.

I actually love that they call it a “Hybrid”, mixing pedaling effort with motorized assist. A reasonable 176mm Q-factor should keep pedaling feeling close to an analog bike, and the geometry is nearly identical, too:

geometry chart for wilier urta hybrid eMTB

The geometry was inspired by the 100mm-travel Urta SLR, which was piloted to a 2022 XCO U23 World Championship win by Simone Avondetto. This bike bumps up to 120mm front and rear travel to make it more trail-ready.

A slack 66.7º head angle and moderate 74º seat angle puts it right on target for modern light trail/downcountry bikes. The 44.8cm (17.6″) chainstays are good, too, especially considering there’s a motor tucked in front of it.

internal motor view of wilier urta hybrid ultralight e-mountain bike

The Fazua Ride 60 motor packs 60Nm of torque, a bit more than the lighter TQ 50 system, and here it’s paired with a mid-sized 430Wh battery inside the downtube.

The frame has two bottle cage mounts, leaving one for hydration duties if you attach the optional 210Wh external battery pack on the seat tube. Wilier doesn’t make any specific range claims, but with judicious use, we suspect you could get about 2-3 hours out of the main battery depending on terrain.

non-drive side detail of wilier urta hybrid ultralight e-mountain bike

A full carbon frame and minimalist upper linkage helps save weight. Full internal cable and wire routing keeps it clean, with the battery and motor access door under the bottom bracket (though you shouldn’t need to open it for any regular maintenance).

The top spec gets their integrated one-piece handlebar-and-stem combo, saving more weight. Choose from three stem lengths -60/75/90mm- and save ~150g over a two-piece system.

The Fazua display is simple, just lights to indicate mode and remaining charge, but it pops open to reveal a USB-C charging port that can power your devices, a light, or smartphone while riding.

random details of wilier urta hybrid ultralight e-mountain bike

It uses a 27.2 seatpost diameter and is dropper post compabitible.

feature diagram for wilier urta hybrid eMTB

Unlike the XC race Urta SLR with flat mount brakes, the Urta Hybrid eMTB uses standard post-mount brake mounts.

MSRP ranges from €7,000 (Shimano XT) to €12,500 (SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS) with all bikes using a SID fork, and the top model getting the SID Ultimate. Miche wheels are spec’d on all models. Choose from the Matte Olive Green shown here or Gloss Black.


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