Video: Hannah Goes Mega

Oct 22, 2013 at 12:26
by Bluegrass Eagle  
Views: 35,631    Faves: 83    Comments: 7

Our video team followed Bluegrass Factory Development Team member Hannah Barnes during her pre-Megavalanche week. Hannah brings enthusiasm, commitment and a positive attitude to each practice, event or competition she takes part in. Bringing her own dose of “magic” to the world’s most prestigious MTB marathon race. So inspiring. Enjoy!

Hannah Barnes and her Orange Five. She runs a Fox 34 CTD fork a Cane Creek Double Barrel Air CS shock Shimano XTR drivetrain Hope Pro II built into 27. Stans rims and Coninental Mountain King tyres.


  • 107 5
 Pink bike. Nice.
  • 27 7
 i see what they did there
  • 54 5
 It's a pink orange as a matter of fact
  • 55 33
 that frame looks hideous
  • 15 28
flag tmanb3 (Oct 22, 2013 at 20:37) (Below Threshold)
 on top of the seat post that goes into the seat tube that's atattched to that hideous piece of alluminum
  • 13 27
flag mfbeast12 (Oct 22, 2013 at 21:08) (Below Threshold)
 it's actually several hideous pieces of aluminum
  • 16 3
 say "hoo," "ho," then "haaah" out loud you get a sense of this guys mental state. ^^
  • 6 3
 Hahahaha. PB comments never let me down!
  • 6 4
 is it just me or is that rear shock travel look super short?
  • 15 5
 gotta love the moaning. may not be the prettiest thing in the world i'll admit, but you can keep your over engineered linkage rubbish, give me a single pivot and decent shock any day. Oranges actually feel alive and fun unlike pretty much every linkage bike ive ridden that just feels lifeless. Old morewoods and the singlepivot SCs are the same but the folded tubes on the orange i think make it it look a lot cleaner.
  • 13 3
 Orange make some of the best trail bikes going
  • 3 2
 I love it. I want an Orange I wish I could easily get one here.
  • 2 1
 edit: stupid comment removed
  • 14 5
 Those who criticise an orange clearly haven't ridden one, us Brits know how to build a bike. funny how all the people moaning are Americans?
  • 8 2
 You have to admit it's a love or hate look.... nobody said they don't ride well, but they look dated. I LOVE them, but im also 30 and lusted after bikes that looked like this when it was cutting edge. I like the simplicity and the shape of the tubes, always been a fan. I also really like British cars and motorcycles and this bike looks, well, British.
  • 2 2
 I owned that style suspension on my Haro EX2 and MX3 in the mid/late 90's. I love the handling of that suspension type. I still own the MX3 with the Hanebrink front fork.
  • 2 2
 @jaydmf: aint moanin. I think orange has one of the most effective suspension linkages out there! It works so well because all of the force coming from the terrain through the rear wheel and triangle, is transferred straight to the shock. This allows the shock work its magic Wink
  • 3 2
 @scapegoat, that wasnt aimed directly at you, but the other comments about oranges looking rubbish. it is a tiny shock tho, only a 190 which i think is the shortest e2e that CCBA comes in.
  • 2 2
 biggest regret was getting a Trek session after my Orange 224 Frown
  • 2 1
 I ride a 04 bullit. Linkage rides are over engineered newbie pleasers
  • 2 1
 I cant believe the naivety. All designs are far from universally viable. Just because a bike looks like robocops girlfriend covered in expensive wrapping paper it doesnt make it a good ride
  • 2 0
 please stop grave digging. thank you.
  • 21 2
 Perfect girlfriend material
  • 20 2
 hannah is cool but come on this video is too softcore pervert-y french style for my liking
  • 4 10
flag SintraFreeride (Oct 23, 2013 at 4:59) (Below Threshold)
 man don't think we were watching the same video cause I saw nothing softcore pervy AT ALL!
  • 16 1
 'Pervert-y' French Style:
1. filming from behind bushes, rocks, flowers, fences, wheels, etc, etc.
2. no straight up shots of the entire subject.
3. close-ups and slow-mo sequences that have you wondering "Why am I staring at the back of her knees for 7 seconds?"
  • 15 2
 Freckles never looked so good Smile
  • 12 1
 passing over the fact that there was a girl in this vid. it had way too much slowmo for my liking.
  • 12 2
 Dat Ass?
  • 20 4
 just watched this with my GF she asked why all the videos with girls in them suck.
  • 12 2
 Hey Moth423 Show your girlie this Casey Brown edit. It's sick!
  • 6 2
 Watching videos of girls sucking. At least twice a day for me.
  • 9 1
 Good to see a bit of behind the scenes from Hannah. Met her a couple of times, lovely lass, who I'm sure will appreciate all your 'lovely' comments.
Her tech riding ability is way above most guys on here, vid maybe doesn't show that so much, but would love to see all the haters videos see there style?
I'm an orange fan, especially the 5, phenominally fun lil bike. Form follows function...
  • 3 26
flag mlr428 (Oct 23, 2013 at 6:18) (Below Threshold)
 Are you done? Get off your knees you ball suck
  • 9 2
 Ooh, king of the cumbacks. Keyboard mafioso?
  • 9 4
 How can he be a ball suck when he is speaking about a woman? Just goes to show some of the lesser American intelligence
  • 11 0
 70 comments and not a single "I wish I was her seat"? Come on boys, this is Pinkbike!
  • 13 3
 So yea, I'm 16 and if you wanna get married message me!
  • 9 0
 All that building up and prep just for a mechanical... Yet her attitude was as if she took the podium. Huge respect!
  • 21 15
 Sweet video, but I'm not going to lie, that is one of the ugliest frames I've ever seen.
  • 24 12
 Let's be honest all the frames orange makes are ugly
  • 11 4
 To me, the are so ugly that they are actually appealing.
  • 25 1
 To me, they're amazing!! Have any of you guys actually tried riding one?
Not to mention hand make in UK, not just knocked out in Taiwan!
  • 2 0
 I ride downhill, and there are some lush downhill bikes, I don't deny it, but there a way more lush enduro/ all mountain bikes than lush dh bikes, in my opinion. And some people still manage to ride a bulbous in your face bike.
  • 8 3
 Orange bikes are THE BEST bikes for English weather.
  • 10 1
 Ryan, I take it they are crap in the rest of the UK?
  • 6 1
 sweet video huge respect for Hannah!

Orange bikes are the Business, Steve Pete won the world champs with them too Smile

i was going to say Gaz its your Orange frame! Razz

check out his orange 5 Smile
  • 1 0
 Did Orange stop producing DH frames?? I can't seam to find any dh bikes on their website
  • 1 2
 Nah they still make them. Current bike is an Orange 322.
  • 1 0
 Thought peaty won on a v10?
  • 2 0
 @Medacus, if it makes you any happier they are THE BEST bikes for British weather.
  • 2 0
 Steve Peat won the Championships in 2002 and 2004 With the Orange/Royal Racing Team.


Greg Minaar won the Championship in 2001 with the Global Racing Team on an Orange 222 bike.


Tracey Hannah won the women's under 21 Championship in 2006 on an Orange 224 bike.

  • 2 0
 Peaty initially won on a patriot. Smile love mine Smile
  • 1 0
 @wrc2, they have stopped producing them for 2014 yes. You can still get them from shops but once they go then they're gone for good.
  • 1 0
 What a shame :-/ The 322 looked better than ever.
  • 8 3
 You know what, I absolutely loved that video. Stunningly well shot and edited, perfect cinematography right there! And it was entertaining! Thanks!
  • 6 0
 She seems to be one of the sweetest ladies on the mountain biking planet!
  • 6 0
 what a nature girl, i like her pure eyes and her sweety freckles Smile
  • 17 2
 Do you post things like this under sam hill's videos too?
  • 6 0
 Ah, oui! Tse tuff yangee speekin. We luv our artsy cinema. Wat would Schuck Nooris do?
  • 2 0
 moth = my feelings exactly
  • 1 0
 Me too, is she related to John Barnes???
  • 5 0
 Once met her In fort William. Nicest person ever!!
  • 2 0
 When I saw this post on the homepage I had to glance over to my calendar for a minute. I was thoroughly confused as to why Megavalanche came immediately after Rampage. Brain fart.
  • 4 0
 I was expecting Tracey Hannah... or maybe Hannah Montana. Now you're telling me there is a third Hannah???
  • 2 3
 She's second Hannah after Tracey. - Hannah Montana? Are you serious?
  • 4 0
 Hannah Barnes is my girl crush, but I felt like this video didn't have enough riding in it.
  • 1 0
 Does anybody know if she is on the 27.5 or 26, and just to answer an earlier question Orange released a statement last week or so saying they are taking a break from producing the 322 which I think is ludicrous, love orange bikes they are amazing, but that is mental if they´ve got any going cheap they can CONTACT ME. ciao
  • 1 0
 I really enjoyed this piece. Just captures the essence of riding and having fun pursuing the sport. I love adventuring and getting out to new places. And ... shes incredibly cute and adorable too.. who wouldn't want to spend time with someone that positive and fun.
  • 1 0
 I own a 2010 neon green orange blood and love it, as far as i'm concerned its the best looking bike orange made, and it fast, now they've stopped making the 322, another mistake maybe, also I've never been keen on the swing arm look of the five but there's no denying its on of the best bikes made, ever. good vid and a nice girl by the way
  • 4 0
 Good coverage. Too artsy fartsy for my taste.
  • 4 0
 I think her fork has been recalled?
  • 2 2
 I'm actually ashamed to say i hate orange bikes, I used to really like the Alpine 160 but after looking at the same bike for years now I just don't see the point. why would you buy a new one when it look exactly the same rimes and performs the same as the older ones? ok on her bike they have put in a bend and a bracket etc etc but otherwise just the same old orange, before anyone says if not broke don't fix it that's just crap its because they have no engineering skills or imagination.
  • 3 1
 I do not care how well orange bikes ride!! They may be the sweatest rides ever made but that doesnt change the fact that they are butugly!!
  • 1 1
 Apache helicopters are but ugly too, id still fucking have one.
  • 1 0
 Tnx PigeonLips for making such a good point.......... NO I do not want a f"cking orangebike and defenetly not a helicopter????
  • 2 0
 Got the cable car up with Hannah the morning of the mega race, she's a top girl really freindly and down to earth. Pretty hot too.
  • 1 0
 Same here dude but during the week. Cool girl that one!
  • 3 0
 Bluegrass could use a functional website.
  • 3 0
 A pink orange
  • 2 0
 pink bike +nice girl = awesome!
  • 2 1
 The bike "looks" hideous! I don't care how it rides, I can't get past the looks. Sorry.
  • 1 0
 Great soundtrack! Refreshing for a change. And no dubstep or Florence And The Machine Wink
  • 1 0
 Anyone know the first song?
  • 2 0
 Rose Mitchell: Baby Please Don't Go - great blues classic
  • 3 2
 5 bonus hottie points for ripping on a bike!
  • 1 0
 A long way back up to get your jacket!
  • 1 0
 Does anyone know the brand of that medium layer she's wearing at 5.46? Thx
  • 1 1
 Interesting viddy, thx Hannah!
  • 1 0
 cool vid
  • 1 0
 sweet Smile
  • 1 0
 This video is soooo pink
  • 2 2
 Hannah, I want to have your babies!
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