Video: Joe Connell Shows Off his Skills on Local Trails

Nov 5, 2021
by Orange Bikes  

The latest episode of Orange Bikes' 'Let's Go Ride With...' series joins up with Orange Factory Racing's Joe Conell for a chilled lap of the EWS up-and-comer's local trails.

Filmed back in the spring, the video mixes up loose riding and chilled vibes as Joe shows us the Scottish trails that taught him how to go fast on two wheels. It's been a great year for Joe with a 3rd at Trans Madeira, a 31st at the EWS Innerleithen and 1st at the British Enduro at Kielder, roll on 2022!

For this episode, Joe is riding his large Orange Stage 6 with a custom Factory Racing build.

He'll chop and change tyres but loves the grip of the Michelin DH34 which he sets up with Cushcore and on eThirteen wheels. Formula take care of Joe's suspension and brakes, SDG are on saddle and dropper post duties and Burgtec look after the contact points. You'll notice Joe has flats on for these photos and he'll often jump from one to the other, but favours clips for racing.

There are Granite Design tools hidden away in Joe's bar-ends plugs, which include chain and tubeless repair tools. The bike is built up and maintained with Juice Lubes.

This episode was produced by Will Evans with photography by Andy Lloyd.

Joe Connell s Orange Bikes Stage 6 with custom team build.

You can rewatch the first two episodes of the Let's Go Ride With series right here:

And the team's launch video here:


  • 17 10
 Any reason he didn’t showcase the skills he’s best known for? Cutting the tape?
  • 4 0
 What's the story behind that?
  • 10 1
 @Conanangus: Damn, I miss Dirt Mountainbike

On the affair itself, yup, crappy move, but I guess time passes and everyone deserves a path to redemption
  • 6 2
 Really harsh man, let it go. He's a sound guy and a great rider
  • 5 1
 @Conanangus: its been 4 years let it go man!
  • 2 0
 Orange Bikes - "Here is our videos to post, but we won't send you any of our bikes to test".
  • 3 0
 Well, PB reviewed one in 2018 so we can always refer back to that. It's not like anything has changed since then. Or since 2008 for that matter.

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