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Oct 9, 2016 at 13:18Oct 9, 2016
Oct 9, 2016 at 13:15Oct 9, 2016
I've got a large Orange Gyro frame to sell. This is the 110mm travel 29er. It's not had much use, and is good good overall shape, although the paint has suffered a bit on the swingarm. As shown, this frame comes with no shock, but it does have the shock bolts, a QR seat clamp and Maxle. You can see on the back of the seat tube where the tyre has contacted the frame. ALL Gyros do this, it's a known issue. To solve it, I fitted a 5mm spacer to the shock shaft, so it was 100mm of travel rather than 110mm. This doesn't affect the geometry or ride quality at all. No silly offers or swaps please. This is a very good price for a quality frame.
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Oct 9, 2016 at 13:05Oct 9, 2016
Oct 9, 2016 at 13:01Oct 9, 2016
I'm looking to sell my Orange Five frame. This is a 2014 version, 27.5" wheels and it's a size large. It's the neon orange paint. The frame has had quite a lot of use, and the paintwork shows this. It had new frame bearings early this year, and a brand new Fox Float X Evol fitted last August, which costs over £500. Complete with good condition Nukeproof headset, QR seat lamp, Maxle, basic post and Charge saddle. The Race Face cranks and BB are not included. A good solid frame with years of use left in it. Considering the value of the shock alone, this is a bargain. No swaps or silly offers. I can post at your expense. Owned by a qualified and experienced bike mechanic.
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Oct 9, 2016 at 12:51Oct 9, 2016
Oct 9, 2016 at 12:37Oct 9, 2016
Hi all, I'm about to change jobs, and won't have the opportunity to use my 'big bike' much any more, so reluctantly it's up for sale. I get the chance to ride a lot of different high-end bikes, but this was what I chose to spend my cash on. It's a spectacular bike, way better than I'll ever be. Orange Alpine 160 in large. Frame was brand new in March 2016. Fox Float X Factory shock, was new in August 2015, and serviced by Mojo in March 2016. At that point I had a firm/custom compression tune, biggest possible volume spacer, and offset bushes fitted. Fox 36 RC2 Factory fork. This was also brand new last August, and serviced by Mojo in March. Needless to say, it's perfect. XTR M980 groupset with 165mm cranks. The mech and shifter were new in March this year. Work Components 30-34t Oval narrow wide ring, e13 XCX topguide. XT cassette with a Hope expander ring. SRAM Guide R brakes, new in March, good pads, working perfectly. RockShox Reverb Stealth. A very special wheelset. I've been building wheels for decades, and I set out to build myself the perfect aluminium wheelset. Chris King ISO Disc hubs front and back, DT Swiss EX471 rims, and DT Revolution (super lightweight) spokes. These wheels would cost over £900 at RRP. Set up tubeless with my favourite Bontrager SE5 and new SE4 tyres. WTB Volt Team titanium rail saddle. Hope Headset. Joystick 8Bit bars, 770mm wide, 20mm rise. Joystick Builder 50mm stem. ODI Troy Lee grips. A rather lovely Tune carbon/titanium seatclamp. This bike would cost something like £5,500 to reproduce. I've been working in the bike trade for a time, and I can promise this is perfectly build and set-up, with no weird bodges. This price is a bargain. I won't accept silly offers, I'd rather keep the bike and rarely use it than give it away. Drop me a message or a text for more info. Cash only, no swaps or bullshit. I can have the bike shipped anywhere at cost. Cheers, Joe
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@nickkk: Renthal MTB bars are made in Taiwan. The 'final finishing' might be done in England, but there isn't the equipment anywhere in Europe to make a high end aluminium bar.
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