Less is certainly more with Orange's latest arrival, the Four - a no holds barred short travel shredder that packs a punch. Sporting 120mm of rear travel, short 424mm chainstays and a stiff 'Boosted' rear, the name of the game with the Four is fun, plain and simple.
Classic styling that's hard to fault, especially with some progressive numbers in the geometry department.
The growing trend for highly capable short travel bikes isn't going anywhere and it's great to see Orange joining the party.
How nice does this look? This head turning Orange 324S is dripping in the latest suspension from Fox and finished off with a smattering of tasty orange anodized parts from Hope Technology.
Steel is certainly real with the new P7! A full Reynolds 525 butted CroMo tubeset is backed up with a 65-degree head angle, 430mm chainstays and comes in 4 sizes, all of which sport some fun-loving geometry.
Taste the rainbow and pick your own. Orange have always offered a degree of flexibility when it comes to choosing what your bike looks like, which is great when you want to stand out from the crowd.
Flat pedal thunder? You have to roll with the times and Burgtec's long awaited clipless pedal is nearly available. After a year of development with World Cup animal, Josh Bryceland, they look set to cause some ripples in the pedal market in a similar fashion to their already established and widely applauded flat pedal offering.
Burgtec have a number of after-market chainrings in their range that will soon be accompanied by a new DH specific ring and a SRAM direct mount number as well.
The mud guard (or fender if that's what you prefer?) market has exploded recently, but the team at Burgtec are offering something different - custom graphics.
Burgtec's new Cloud saddle is now available, sporting hollow titanium rails, a carbon base and a low profile foam upper to take the sting out of the trail below.
GT & CANNONDALE
The GT Fury remains at the top of the food chain, delivering the necessary minerals a world class racer or week end warrior is looking for when it comes to stability and speed.
Keeping the Fury glued to the trail is the Fox X2 Coil - a rear shock which has quickly set the standard for gravity damping.
Cannondale's popular Habit Carbon SE has been winning fans since it first arrived on the scene - this one came straight from the trails.
The sexiest carbon hardtail of the show award goes to...
Unfortunately, this is strictly limited edition and not available to the general public.
How's your sock game? Canadian sock supremos, Dissent Labs, are now available in the UK through Shorelines Distribution and are packed with more features than you can shake a stick at.
Need a spare hanger? North Shore Billet have you covered...
If you can CNC it, these guys will, including these neat cable guides for your forks.
If you grew up in the 90's and followed World Cup downhill racing, there's a good chance you dreamed of owning one of these...
And let's not forget this vintage Orange with Girvin fork... Just check out the bars and stem alone!