Video: Orange Bikes Returns to Racing with an EWS Team

Feb 16, 2021 at 12:18
by Alicia Leggett  

Orange Bikes has decided to return to the racing world by bringing together a crew of British pinners to form Orange Factory Racing.

Lachan Blair of the 'Dudes of Hazzard,' top-30 EWS racer Joe Connell, and speedy youngster Tom Wilson will make up the three-man brigade, which will tackle the full EWS, British National Enduro races, and selected UK and European events.

Although Orange is returning from a hiatus, this isn’t the first time the company has supported a fast race team, as Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar, Missy Giove, and the Hannah siblings have all raced successfully for Orange in years past.

The team will race mainly on Orange’s Stage 6 and Switch 6 bikes. The riders will also run Leatt clothing and protection, Formula suspension, Michelin tires, e*thirteen wheels, Burgtec cockpit components, SDG seatposts and saddles, Granite Design tools, and Juice Lubes bike care products.




212 Comments

  • 363 8
 Returning after a very long hiatus with a bike looking exactly like the one before the hiatus hehehe
  • 7 4
 LMAO
  • 79 21
 In the UK we say “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…"
  • 22 5
 In all seriousness, bar geometry numbers, is there anything different about this current frame to a 2005 Five or similar?
  • 10 0
 @codfather1234: I think the pivot has been moved backwards a tiny bit and the distance between the pivot and the shock attachment has increased.
And the seat tube is a sensible diameter.
  • 38 7
 Right? My very first thought upon seeing that image was "neat, another retro bikes post."
  • 16 16
 @codfather1234: In all seriousness, yes, quite a lot.
  • 54 2
 Orange is like the porsche of the bike world. Even when they do a complete redesign, you cant really tell.
  • 16 8
 @codfather1234: to be fair other then geo most other bike company's have changed nothing apart from maybe going carbon and boost. The Single pivot design works for orange so why change that.
  • 29 4
 @Reignrob: you realize geometry is the most important part of the bike, right?
  • 17 2
 @lewiscraik: Brexit joke right? Lol
  • 31 1
 @TheBearDen: if it's broke, make it more broke. Then go broke.
  • 16 1
 @stevemokan: Well, second most important, right behind the colour.
  • 4 10
flag jimmythehat (Feb 17, 2021 at 7:08) (Below Threshold)
 @codfather1234: Are you blind?
  • 29 35
flag BenTheSwabian (Feb 17, 2021 at 7:20) (Below Threshold)
 @lewiscraik: Why did you guys vote to leave the EU then? There wasn't anything (fundamentally) wrong with that, so why try to "fix" it by leaving?
  • 59 5
 @BenTheSwabian: even as someone who voted to remain, it definitely isn't true to say that there is "nothing fundamentally wrong" with the EU. You'd have to be drinking the federalist Kool-Aid pretty hard to think that. Just ask Greece.

We just jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.
  • 11 2
 @codfather1234: The modern frames have more folded aluminum and are a fair bit lighter - they are on par with some carbon frames for weight. The older ones relied more on conventional tubing.
Also, a lot of four-bar or dual-pivot bikes have the same basic silhouette as in the mid/late-noughties.
  • 6 1
 @schulte1400: I was also thinking Porsche. Refine, refine, refine. Which I find admirable, as long as they're actually getting better. But as Orange gets so little love on here and I've never seen one in the North Shore, it's all speculation for me.
  • 37 6
 @alexhyland: We were in a frying pan on low heat, with control over the dial, now we're in the deep fat fryer and our jilted ex has the controls...
  • 19 2
 As Specialized have now also gone to single pivot you could argue Orange were ahead of their time.
  • 10 1
 @Fix-the-Spade: Yes, unfortunately we're probably about to get battered.
  • 4 7
 @Riggbeck: That is right. Everyone jokes about Orange. But isn't the "new thing" high pivot bikes. Thinking about the 2000 Santa Cruz Heckler. Outside of DW link, new bikes are really this same suspension layout but with some pointless linkages.
  • 3 1
 @BenTheSwabian: Long story. Something to do with the EU banning sovereignty I believe. Thank God it's all sorted now though.
  • 4 12
flag BeerGuzlinFool (Feb 17, 2021 at 9:01) (Below Threshold)
 @Riggbeck: Single pivot.. like the ones they sell in Walmart?
  • 9 2
 @stevemokan: of course I do and I 100% agree with that. Its just I feel some people give orange a hard time because they have stuck with the same suspension system over the years. They have upgraded the bikes just as much as anyone over the years. It's like saying my 2011 giant faith is the exact same as my 2019 giant glory. Yes they have the same suspension lay out yet they are world's apart.
  • 3 5
 @lewiscraik: then how do you explain brexit?
  • 3 2
 @lewiscraik: something must be wrong with this saying as regardless many cracked frames they keep them unchanged
  • 3 5
 @alexhyland: No, you're right, there's definitley issues. The EU and its institutions aren't exactly the most transparent or straightforward and some processes are severely lacking the possibility of democratic participation.
But those are details and specifics that can be fixed and I still maintain the opinion that there's nothing fundamentally wrong with the concept of the EU.
  • 13 0
 "Haha...looks like their old bike"/ "Single pivot...gross!"... so same comments generally about Orange and while perhaps they were a little slow on the geometry historically has anyone had a look recently? They kept styling the same but their numbers are inline with most of the current crop from what I can see. The stage 6 has a 64 head angle, 76 seat tube angle, 42 offset, 484 reach on the large, 469 chainstay … those don't really sound like outdated numbers to me? As far as the single pivot is concerned- single pivots have built quite a following over the years for being responsive, predictable and playful. A well designed single pivot may not get you the same nods as some configuration of Weagle's initials on your bike but is just fine for the needs of most riders. I think it's fun to keep the same narrative and if you don't like the aesthetics than sure... but calling a single pivot anachronistic is not really right. Sure it's simple and has been around for a long time... but it is also simple and has been around for a long time! Cool bikes, cool company but not for me as I'm one of those sheep that want a water bottle on the frame.
  • 1 0
 @Reignrob: Exactly!
  • 1 0
 @stevemokan: yep and Orange in most cases have been ahead of the game when it comes to Geo .
  • 1 0
 @schulte1400: You would think that they would be able to fit a bottle cage in the front triangle too?
Even a triangular one?
  • 3 2
 @chrisdeck: linkage gets companies the leverage ratios they want so I wouldn't say pointless at all unlike your comment which is completely pointless.
  • 1 0
 @codfather1234: Yeah , internal routing ???
  • 1 0
 @alexhyland: that's science
  • 4 1
 @BenTheSwabian: you’ll find that half the country didn’t. Well half the people that actually voted didn’t. As a result half the country are really pissed off that the Tories have screwed us over, using it as an election crutch to get right wing voters to keep them in power.
  • 3 0
 @TheSuspensionLabNZ: a massive f*ck up
  • 7 3
 @BenTheSwabian: shortly after leaving the UK to live in Germany over 10 years ago I was asked if Britain would ever vote to leave the EU, even back then I said yes it would. To many people the benefits of being in the EU are not obvious on a daily basis like they are to people in central Europe. The leave campaign successfully targeted the racist tendencies found within both right and left wing elements of society. I used to work with people that had a party when Thatcher died but their openly extreme racist views meant they left the Labour Party and supported the Conservative brexit campaign. Curbing immigration was more important to them than being loyal to their traditional side of the political divide. Its turned out to be a bigger mess than even I as an enthusiastic remainder thought possible. Let's not forget it was a minority of the population that voted to leave, there is hope yet....
  • 2 0
 @bigtim: I rank my saddle pretty highly on that list too. My name's not Mr Garrison...
  • 1 0
 @Peally: too true!
  • 2 0
 @lewiscraik: fixed

In the UK we say “If it ain’t bloke, don’t fix it…"
  • 1 0
 @CarbonShmarbon: I am probably going to buy their 29er enduro" stage 6" frame soon... I live in North Van and previously rode their Five and an old DH 26"... They're lots of fun, lots of feedback from the terrain, but don t climb as good and don't filter totally the terrain compared to more modern bikes...They are the punks of mountainbike! IMO they're more fun and 2 bearings only is awesome for our wet riding conditions!
  • 83 32
 Does anyone else think we, as a community, should have an intervention with Orange. Orange, you can continue to make single pivot bikes for those that still want them, but I feel it's time for you to look at other suspension layouts. We care about you, this is coming from a place of love.
  • 7 0
 The Blood Orange. That was a nice bike, reckon it would've sold better with a tapered or 1.5 head tube.
  • 21 1
 I think it is good that they continue to do something different. Not every manufacturer needs to make bikes that “look like a session”, or Slash in this case.
  • 42 1
 A single pivot CAN perform really well, when done right. That Starling Murmur has been tested by several different sites/magazines, and it consistently is faster than carbon, multilink competition. The GT Fury that the Athertons won many world cups on had a floating bb, but it moved less than a cm and the rest of the suspension was essentially a single pivot. Complex doesn't necessarily mean better.
  • 18 0
 Big respect for them to keep these simple things that works well Other manufacturers are moving in every directions. Sometimes for real improvements, but also just for marketing.
  • 18 0
 I wasn't a fan until I rode one, had big plans for a tricked out Yeti or Santa Cruz, one ride of Stage 5 and I was converted.....
  • 33 1
 On the contrary, Orange bringing out a multi-pivot bike now would dilute the brand and weaken the company's position IMO.
Why copy what others are doing when they are the best at what they do?
  • 3 1
 All this being said, Orange could keep their brand identify and looks but still update it so you can tell the difference between a new frame and one from 2007
  • 12 4
 In this article... PB readers who have been convinced by marketing that complex is better and to buy a bike(s) each year to keep up with the "advancements". Simpler is better and performs better, it's just harder to design/sell.
  • 2 3
 @hamncheez: but if youre an orange owner, then whenever they bring out a new frame you dont get that feeling of the bike you've got being devalued. Especially if you buy one with your hard earned cash the year before they make the change. Id be pretty pee'd off as an orange owner at that point.
  • 7 3
 No. Orange has what few other brands have. A design that actually works, so no further changes are necessary, and a solid brand identity that also makes "make believe" updates unnecessary.
  • 6 0
 @hamncheez: If you can't tell the difference between a 2007 Orange and a current one, you need your eyes tested pal.
  • 1 0
 I'm sure they have looked, then looked at the amount of single pivots they sell and thought, why bother.
  • 1 0
 @chakaping: its a joke
  • 1 0
 @nojzilla: its a brilliant bike, i handed mine down to my son and he still rides it most weeks, i went for a ride around cannock chase on it last summer and it is still a good bike compared to my 2017 stumpjumper, the blood was ahead of its time, and its the best looking bike orange made
  • 3 0
 Too much talking. I tested their bikes in Switzerland this summer. Better than my intense tracer. On par with others. Geometry wise better than most. Flying on those bikes was a pleasure.
  • 1 0
 @nojzilla: I test rode a Blood way back when, it was ace except for the sizing, they made that thing in two sizes, small and clown bike. A real shame.
  • 2 1
 NAw dog, that pivot layout is as good as it gets, the reason they haven't changed is because its the still the most refined system out there. Nicest bikes in the world hands down
  • 2 0
 @will54869: Isn't brake jack a big problem with these single pivot bikes? I've never rode one myself, just heard people griping about it.
  • 5 0
 @jptothetree: Yes and no.

Over a decade ago I rode several Cannondale bikes (I had some good times on the Prophet) that were all true single pivot. Brake jack was noticeably bad. These bikes (and many other single pivots) had a falling rate, plus shock dampers were crappier then (a LOT crappier in the non-piggy back shocks like the old Floats). Linkage driven single pivots can do better, since its easier to get a rising rate. On the old Cannondales, grabbing a handful of rear brake caused the back end to skip around and drastically reduce traction, I think due to the falling rate. On a rising rate bike, the bike will lose some traction, but it mostly just settles into its travel (anti-rise) until it hits the progression curve that balances out the extra torque from braking. This combined with much better dampers means most people don't experience the kind of brake jack that gave Horst link bikes such a competitive advantage 15 years ago.

This orange, while not having a linkage, has some progression; if you look at the angle of the shock body to the main pivot its oblique through most of the travel, meaning the mechanical advantage of compressing the shock diminishes, giving you a rising rate, or a falling compression ratio. It also doesn't have a 15 year old shock on it.

FINALLY, we all mostly ride 29ers (this Orange is a 29er, right?) which means we all have a lot more bb drop than a 26" wheeled bike, and therefore without idler pulleys our rear axle path is essentially forward moving for most of the travel. This further counteracts brake jack.
  • 51 0
 Orange you glad it doesn't look like a session
  • 6 0
 it looks like orange
  • 5 0
 It rhymes like orange.
  • 3 1
 @bigtim: door hinge
  • 4 0
 I cannot believe I'm saying this about an orange, but I even find this one ap-peel-ing!
  • 39 7
 funny all the people talking shit who have probably never ridden one, especially a modern orange.

They pedal better and are lighter than most bikes.
they dont use funky propriatary shocks
they have the best seatpost insertion depths
they offer bikes with better f/r weight distribution than almost every other brand, where the chainstay matches reach well.
they offer somethings almost no other brand does, providing us more variety of options instead of another cookie cutter copy
they offer a more linear suspension rate, which is the preference of sam hill.
they have good customer support
they are easy and cheap to maintain
hey are handmade in the uk rather than glued together in taiwan.

if you care that the bike looks classic or antiquated you are spending too much time oogling bikes and not enough riding them.
  • 14 0
 More importantly, they are super fun to ride.
  • 4 0
 Agree with all your points, but I'd just add that they are really, REALLY good fun. Bought mine for the geometry, but got hooked on how interactive and rewarding it is to ride.
  • 2 0
 ...no issues with chain slap either (I would expect)
  • 2 1
 @bvd453: The half pound of rubber they throw on every bike to remedy chain slap is pretty low tech and easy to replicate.
  • 3 1
 I don't understand why everyone keeps calling them lightweight. The StageEvo RS weighs 14 kg according to the MBR UK review. That's relatively heavy for a short travel trail bike that starts its price range at 6600$.
  • 1 2
 @BenTheSwabian: are you responding in the correct thread?
  • 1 0
 @BenTheSwabian: if you look at a bare frame weight they are actually very good. especially the enduro and dh bikes.
  • 1 0
 @chakaping: you got me there
  • 3 4
 "they offer bikes with better f/r weight distribution than almost every other brand, where the chainstay matches reach well."

It's 469mm. That's a truly dumb chainstay length - and the only reason they've done it is because of the design limitations of running this kind of frame design with 29" wheels and an unbroken steep seat tube. It's a performance compromise to support an aesthetic design choice.
  • 1 0
 @Linc: nahh

Have you ridden a bike with such long chainstay
  • 2 0
 @getsomesy: What other bike even fits a chain stay this long as standard?
  • 1 0
 @bvd453: Issues with brake jack though, yeah? At least, that's the big complaint I've heard with single pivot systems.
  • 30 1
 Looking forward to seeing their clockwork on upcoming race stages!
  • 16 0
 They'll Crush the competition for sure.
  • 12 0
 Particularly Stage 6?
  • 9 0
 @Dropthedebt: and Five!
  • 7 0
 They'll squeeze out some results
  • 11 0
 @VWsurfbum: They'll beat their competition to a pulp.
  • 2 0
 Looking forward how to many times they will finish on e13 wheels
  • 3 0
 You pipped me to the post with the puns...
  • 9 1
 It's our former President's favorite bike brand!
  • 6 0
 The rider will have to get tested for juicing
  • 25 1
 Where do they put the water bottle? I guess they can just juice the frame.
  • 3 1
 Under the down tube, to get covered in crap.
  • 21 1
 My favorite comment of all time on a post about Orange bikes, from a native in the UK: "You can always tell someone is on an Orange coming down the trail, as it sounds like someone tossed a bag of spanners down a set of stairs." Hahahaha!
  • 50 0
 I prefer "Skeleton wanking in a biscuit tin".
  • 4 0
 My favourite explanation - 'Sounds like a skeleton wanking inside a biscuit tin' Hahaha! They're not actually that noisy, to be fair.
  • 1 0
 @commental: HAHAHAHAHA!!!
  • 1 0
 @commental: that’s good hahah
  • 3 0
 I had a Stage 6 and it was one of the quietest bikes I've ridden and fastest I may add.
  • 3 1
 @Bigmerlin: you are severely missing the humor in my comment. ????????
  • 10 0
 I really wanna try one of these bikes, And the reviews of people's riding experience I've seen has been really good. I am excited that a local shop here in Oregon is now carrying them so I can finally ride one!
  • 2 0
 @pdxjeremy which shop? I'm in the state as well.
  • 2 0
 @RBalicious: urban wheeler mnt bike shop here in Beaverton Oregon. Its smaller but always have a good selection. Couple guys who own it are really nice and are pretty passionate about mnt bikes.
Cant wait to demo one!
  • 11 1
 What's happening with Dudes of Hazzard / Joe Barnes then...?
  • 7 1
 Taken a step back from competing in series'. Still on Orange, just not the race team.
  • 1 0
 @sourmix: Fair enough!
  • 1 0
 I was thinking the same thing mate!
  • 13 1
 Yea, what Sourmix said. Doing my own jam and taking a break from managing the team so much. Orange are taking over the EWS side of things and I have more time to ride, film and race myself.
  • 2 0
 @thenotoriouspie: Seems like a great time to do it. I look forward to more Brown Snake management!
  • 2 0
 Had to comment because Scotland
  • 6 1
 Personally I'm not a fan of the Orange suspension action, perhaps because I am accustomed to a horst-link design, but some people love them and manage to make them go pretty fast.

Given the negativity on here I hope they get some good results & wish them well.
  • 7 1
 This is exciting, slow my beating heart. I'm looking forward to seeing Orange bikes at the EWS.
  • 3 0
 For a play bike, I built up an old Morewood Ndiza. Single Pivot like an Orange (but much shorter reach). When my fancy FS got stolen, I took the Morewood out on the trail and it was a ton of fun! Kind of wish I could get an Orange frame here in the US...
  • 4 0
 you can.
  • 2 0
 Rebuilding a Morewood Mbuzi atm, mullet 26 on the back and 27.5 in the front, with a 2deg slacker Superstar headset. The frame would now allow a 27.5 on the back, at the tire would touch the frame at full compression. I love the simple frame design, and would hope that Morewood would make a refreshed version of that frame for modern wheel sizes.
  • 2 0
 @getsomesy: You may be able to get one shippped to the US but trying to demo one before you buy seems difficult. No Orange dealer in my state.
  • 1 0
 @getsomesy: Will they ship or do we have a US importer? Couldn't tell from the Orange site...
  • 1 0
 @zoobab2: Sounds fun! I love my Ndiza. So simple and indestructible. Running a Pike coil u-turn so I can crank it to 140 up front (rear is only 100mm) and point it down anything. Wonder if I could run it with 27.5...
  • 6 0
 While ugly, I can appreciate the simplicity of Orange bikes. I'd love to demo one on my local trails one day.
  • 2 0
 There are really pretty single pivot bikes too. After the third time of changing the bearings on my Nomad, I bought a Starling Murmur. Conditions in the UK really make a simple bike appealing!
  • 3 0
 Even Spesh are going back to single pivot. Having Spesh FSR, Santa Cruz and Orange, my default is always the Orange, I just have more fun on it, especially when combining trails with jumps. Guess what, Spesh now say it's the best ever.......don't buy marketing, buy fun and low maintenance ????????
  • 1 0
 How many specialized bikes are single pivot?
  • 1 0
 @BeerGuzlinFool: new stumpjumpers are with the flex stays.
  • 1 0
 @Noah353: Thanks. I looked it up . Looks like they did it with just the stimpy evo and the epic. Not their longer travel bikes.
  • 1 0
 @BeerGuzlinFool: stumpy evo was the old far I thought
  • 1 0
 @BeerGuzlinFool: Regular Stumpjumper is now single pivot with flex stay. Stumpy Evo is still horst link.
  • 4 1
 I am really curious about the suspension setup they will use on the rear...
Constant linear rate with coil shock, they will setup their shocks with maximum high speed compression and 10% sag ?
  • 1 3
 Yes, probably a lot of high-speed compression damping and very stiff springs with lots of preload (, which defeats the point of having a coil shock altogether).
  • 3 1
 Ever heard of progressive springs?
  • 8 5
 @DHhack: Ever heard of a suspension design that has evolved in the last 2 decades?
  • 2 0
 @NorCalNomad: Boom Roasted!
  • 1 1
 A constant linear rate on a coil shock just requires a firmer spring.
  • 1 0
 @NorCalNomad: hydraulic bottom out devices? Progressive shaped bump stops?

And yeah, I wouldn’t buy an Orange either, but that is because I’m cheap.
  • 1 0
 You realise that you can get a rising rate out of a single pivot right?
  • 1 2
 @JamesR2026: Not without a linkage.

@DHhack all bandaids for an outdated design
  • 1 1
 @NorCalNomad: No. You can definitley give a single pivot systems some progression, even without a linkage. Just by pivot- and shock placement alone. It's just more difficult to get it to perform decently and it's not gonna be much progression.
  • 1 0
 @BenTheSwabian: the orange has 0% progression though.
  • 3 1
 To quote Joe Barnes about the Orange Alpine 6:
" It rides how an Orange rides. I don't really like bikes that are really planted with almost a wallow in the link, which some people like. Whereas an Orange, I suppose for me, it's the predictability of it I like, it doesn't have that wallow or that spot, or the ramp up after that spot which catches me out. Just going back to that, I was instantly riding through my feet which I like, feeling the ground and using my heels. I kinda stopped doing that before because the bike had that wallow and I didn't need to, or it didn't benefit me to "
Basically he says that the bike makes you feel the ground and you have to use the heels to compensate, I thinks that's could be fun, but not really that good when you're into racing.
  • 1 0
 Only gotta watch the way he rides it too see those words in action. Its something else that you just can't ignore because it looks so awesome and organic.
  • 1 2
 @TobiasHandcock: Yes, because he has the skills. I can't see any weekend warrior riding in that way
  • 1 0
 @darionollie: They do make you feel a bit like Joe when you're getting it right though. And the excellent communication you get from the suspension is a help in judging the level of grip, which might be what he is referring to.
They are not perfect and can be a handful in some situations, e.g. steep and loose or rugged sections where the rear stiffens a little under braking. Not such an issue for pro-level riders, but I will usually take my four-bar bike if I'm going to be riding a lot of that kind of thing.
  • 3 0
 How about an actual test from Pinkbike on an Orange bike. They've always been raved about by Steve Jones and DIRT in years past. I'd imagine they are still highly capable.
  • 2 0
 There is an Orange Stage 6 review on pinkbike and they liked it .
  • 2 0
 Honestly how good were the Orange reveiws in Dirt. Name a more Iconic duo.
  • 1 0
 I own a Yeti sb150 and Five Evo, very different ride characteristics but have to say the Evo rides pretty sweet and really suits UK riding conditions, i realised i needed single pivot when i changed the bearings on the Yeti (yeti is sweet also)
  • 1 1
 The interesting this is, a correctly placed single pivot will mimick all that fancy linkage on a Yeti. Orange designs a lot of anti squat in with a high pivot, but if the pivot was lower, you would have the same high anti squat until the chainline crossed the pivot and then you would have the sharp fall off just like the Yeti.
  • 1 0
 I've always loved the looks of Oranges - there's something very purposeful and confidence-inspiring in the design, in my opinion. Sounds like they've had some growing pains over the years, but I'd love to try one out. I've gotten along really well with the single pivot bikes I have tried years ago (SC Heckler and Cannondale Prophet). Why mess with a good, proven design? Don't like them, don't buy one- I for one would love to go clanking past dentists on their pastel-colored sculpted carbon frames.
  • 6 1
 Cool
  • 3 0
 I hope that they will find enough components to build their EWS team bikes..... ;-)
  • 2 0
 @pdxjeremy: This is great news! I live in Oregon and have a 2016 heckler would love to demo and compare the two single pivot designs.
  • 3 1
 That's a pity Joe is taking a step back. Such a stylish rider. Hopefully it's temporary.
  • 2 0
 What!!!! No sick edit packed full of the usual scrubs, schralps and sends????
  • 2 0
 Could this be the first orange bike ever built without a single hope component?
  • 1 0
 it's not an orange without that blue ano
  • 1 0
 A lot of people complaining about single pivots, while the amount of pivots on your bike has zero relevance to how fast you can go.
  • 2 0
 I'd argue that running 0 pivots would impact speed on most trails
  • 1 0
 @Linc: I mean LOL
  • 1 0
 These are like an old foes mono but lacking the same craftsmanship. Perhaps the team should wear 90s gear and billybuck teeth.
  • 3 0
 Ewwwwe, David
  • 1 0
 wonder when they'll introduce performance elite racing team and performance racing team
  • 3 1
 Long Live the Single Pivot!
  • 3 1
 that sounds like a song from the 90's
  • 1 0
 @endurafrica: I miss my old Single Pivot Morewood ST and the Mbusi frames ... one day when I grow up I will own a Orange Bikes frame!
  • 2 0
 Wait, was that a feckin mahooooosive flat on Calton Hill Mr Blair?!
  • 1 0
 I rode one a couple of years ago and it felt realky good. Was super impressed. Bit pricey for my budget though.
  • 1 1
 How to return to world cup racing while investing absolutely peanuts... Reuse the bikes which are left over from racing 20 years ago. Still like them, however.
  • 1 0
 @BenTheSwabian: Five Evo size large frame weighs 2.82 kg with no shock. Pretty light to me.
  • 2 0
 469mm chainstay. Hooollley dooollley that's long.
  • 2 0
 So ugly it hurts. Please stop comparing it to Porsche.
  • 2 0
 Best bit of the video? The coat hanger
  • 2 0
 I just built up an Orange last summer and I love it. Total gnar gobbler.
  • 1 0
 Time to think of the drivetrain. No pedals - no medals Smile
  • 3 1
 Stunner
  • 1 0
 Where can I get a purple spring like that?
  • 3 0
 Formula. Its their light weight spring for the MOD shock. Fairly sure it will fit Rockshox shocks. Not cheap though....
  • 1 0
 Nice one Joe ! All the best from Sweden!
  • 1 1
 Formula MOD shock that will come with this bike is amazing. Most tunable and best performing coil I have ever had.
  • 2 1
 this frame is piece of art Smile Simplicity the best
  • 1 0
 When the Jobby Hammer hits!
  • 1 0
 Was I the only one hoping to see some riding in that video?!?
  • 1 0
 Best looking bikes EVER!!!
  • 1 0
 That bike needs a Swat box, er, I mean Cabinet.
  • 2 0
 This would look great with a Boeing 727 ashtray embedded in the down tube.
  • 1 0
 Single pivots are the best bikes!
  • 1 0
 No water bottle space?? Even the backpacks are back!!!
  • 1 0
 I like Orange amps better, but this is still great news!!
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 "Now we just need the bits to build her up" Good luck for 2022!
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 @pinkbike Missy never rode an Orange. She rode a Foes when she was on the Global team because she didn't like the 222.
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 Simplicity will always win !
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 Wonder if this frame is lighter than a carbon frame too lol......
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 Awesome news Tom!
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 Best bikes money can buy
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 you're an anti-vaxer aren't you
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flag mtb-scotland (Feb 17, 2021 at 13:10) (Below Threshold)
 @jimmythehat: well if you think orange bikes are the best money can buy I'm guessing you're stupid enough to be an anti-vaxxer or a flat earther or a Young Earth creationist.
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 @mtb-scotland: that’s not very nice, I am entitled to my opinion, never seen a plastic bike I wanted so if that makes me stupid then happy days
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flag mtb-scotland (Feb 17, 2021 at 15:44) (Below Threshold)
 @jimmythehat: never seen a plastic bike ever.
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 Interesting... I didn't know Formula made an enduro/all-mountain fork.
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 ..
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 "Looks like a filing cabinet"
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 Go get them boys!!!
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 Now THAT Was a Bike !
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 the porsche 911 of bikes
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 More the Fiat Multipla of bikes
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 What’s next. Honda makes a comeback?
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 I would take their DH bike no questions asked about numbers, hub widths or bottle mounts!
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