Video: Lorraine Truong Rides Again on Adaptive Orange Phase AD3

Sep 1, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotesThe Orange Phase AD3 is a labour of love nearly 6 years in the making. It takes an Orange Phase chassis and converts it into a go-anywhere adaptive mountain bike for riders that aren’t able to ride conventional ‘two wheel’ setups.

We made this video to show the Phase AD3 in action, ridden by previous EWS Pro Lorraine Truong on her home trails in Switzerland
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For more info on the new Orange Phase AD3, click here.

For more information on Lorraine Truong and her injury, click here.


33 Comments

  • 47 0
 It's an amazing engineering achievement designing and creating this bike, but the happiness it creates is the really beautiful thing about it. Massive congratulations to Orange and their designer Alex for what they've made, can't wait to see where Lorraine takes it to next!
  • 9 0
 Love it, however, I see so many adaptive bikes with the rear kicking up on jumps/bumps.

Yes, the rider won't be able to move their weight back to counter this, but as most adaptive bikes are e-bikes, couldn't something be done with the batteries to help keep a certain weight rearwards to combat this kick?
  • 9 0
 maybe using a sliding (rail mount) and tilting seat can be a interesting thing to gain ability to move weight along the horizontal axis using only arms and torso... that , with electric rebound valve control shock can be a big step forward to gain a lot more control on weight placement on these kind of bike ?

same as stunt car moving weight to keep balance on jumps ?
  • 10 0
 Ruh-oh. Now everyone is going to want TWO 38s on their bikes. Win!!!
  • 2 0
 The new fox 76.
  • 1 0
 @wafflecakee: i though 38+38 is =69 ?
  • 5 0
 Didn't know anything about Lorraine Truong until I saw this video, so I just spent my morning reading her remarkable story. She is such a smooth rider. I love the wide shots of her riding in this video, as she blends right in with the other riders!
  • 5 0
 Amazing! Surely a coil shock would better suit the riding style. It looks very poppy which is not what you want when sat down on the bike.
  • 1 0
 I guess the air shock is much more tuneable for different trails?
  • 4 0
 I'm so happy to see this today! I was discussing TBIs in football and rugby with friends last night, and I told them Lorraine's story. It's wonderful to see her enjoying the trails!
  • 1 0
 True dat
  • 4 2
 Yeah this looks really good, the best adaptive bike concept I've seen I think. Love the way the front leans and steers and the wheels move independently but still looks like a bike. True re the rear suspension it looks like it needs more damping and more progressivity... hard to achieve with the single pivot I guess?
  • 2 0
 Ever ridden off a lip sitting down? It’s not to do with the bike itself, any bike would do the same thing. I’m not sure what the solution could be

Btw to all involved, the bike looks to perform amazingly, the front end is mesmerising in the rough, outstanding
  • 2 0
 @cyclesoul: Yes I know why its happening, hence the need for a different shock tune or something like that compared to a normal bike. I was picturing a Trophy Truck in my mind where the shocks just soak everything up and give very little back, perhaps too extreme but there must be something that could be done with a tuneable coil shock. Get Chris Porter on the case! Smile
  • 1 0
 @ddmonkey: no probs. Trophy trucks are still preloading the suspension with throttle/ brake etc. Maybe the riders need more throttle on the ramp to get the front higher. I have a rc traxxas UDR trophy truck that needs a good amount of throttle on the ramp that squats the suspension down to keep the nose up in the air. Someone would know what to do. Maybe tt style bypass shocks could do it...
  • 1 0
 can we see a video of the maximum distance the pivots attached to the forks can move up and down??? This is super cool no doubt, but a few scenes in the video would have me second guessing whether my hands or brakes are gonna get hit when the pivot mech moves up...
  • 1 0
 Awesome! I'm wondering if there is a way to set up regenerative braking on this, if the rear derailer and cassette are not being utilized is it possible to make it a "fixie" and have the coasting/braking energy put back into the battery. #justshowerthoughts.
  • 4 0
 Good on you from an inclusion point of view.
  • 4 0
 Great work Orange!
  • 2 0
 I really hope that fork manufacturers offer a discount to anyone buying this.
  • 1 0
 Okay, this is fantastic! Inspiring and uplifting - kudos to everyone involved in this. Yay, bikes!
  • 1 0
 Engineering quality + Health/life quality = Winning smiles

Great stuff Orange and Lorraine!
  • 1 0
 Wow, what a piece of craftsmanship! The way the front tracks is hypnotizing. Such a cool project!
  • 1 0
 Brilliant,well done to everyone involved.Im sure we will see evolutions of this bike.
  • 1 0
 The front end in motion is far more complex than I had imagined from the static images. Very cool
  • 2 0
 AMAZING !!!
  • 1 0
 That rig is bad ass. So stoked to see Orange creating this for Lorraine.
  • 1 0
 Brutal!
  • 1 0
 So cool!
  • 1 0
 Awesome
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