Orange Introduces The Switch 6 Team

Sep 16, 2021 at 9:15
by Seb Stott  


Orange is offering a team-replica version of their Switch 6 enduro/trail bike. The bike will have the same mullet wheels and 145mm/160mm travel layout as the existing Switch 6, but it has components and graphics which closely match the bikes ridden at EWS-level by the Orange Factory Racing Team of Lachlan Blair, Joe Connell and Tom Wilson.

This includes Formula suspension and brakes; Michellin tires; e*thirteen wheels, chain guides and cranks; Burgtec bars, grips and stems, plus SDG seatposts and saddles.

Orange Switch 6 Team Details
• Travel: 160mm (f) /145mm (r)
• Wheels: 29/27.5" Mullet
• Monocoque 6061-T6 aluminium frame, made in Britain
• 5-year frame warranty with limited lifetime rrash replacement
• Orange Factory Racing Team components and decals
• Custom tuned Formula MOD Coil Shock
• Custom tuned Formula Selva S fork
• 76° seat angle, 64° head angle
• Sizes: M, L, XL
• RRP: £5,200
orangebikes.com




I say "closely match", because of course team rider specs can vary, and they often don't ride what's available to the customer. Earlier this year we saw Joe Connell running a Stage 6 (full 29er) with a prototype dual-crown Formula fork and DH22 tires at the EWS in La Thuille.

The Switch 6 Team uses Formula's 160mm-travel, air-sprung Selva S fork, which is custom-tuned and its compression tune can be further altered with Formula's system of interchangeable compression valves, which they call CTS. The fork's air-spring uses Formula Neopos spacers which are designed to improve mid-stroke support without making the end-stroke force too excessive. The single-pivot rear suspension is controlled by a Formula MOD Coil Shock, which is also custom-tuned and customisable with interchangeable CTS valves.


Formula also provides their punchy Cura 4 brakes which clamp 203mm rotors. The shifting is taken care of by Shimano with an e*thirteen 9-50t cassette providing a 556% gearing range. The mixed-size e*thirteen wheels are shod in Michelin WIld Enduro tires. While the team may be running the ~1,500g Michelin DH22 tires at some races, the Wild Enduro tires (which each weigh around 1,000g) are a far better choice for most riders.

The geometry is the same as the existing Orange Switch, with a 484mm reach in a size large and a long (for a mullet bike) 447mm chainstay.

The frame carries a five-year warranty with limited crash replacement. The bike costs £5,200 and is available now through Orange dealers.

25-29.05.21 Orange Factory Racing. Team Launch Scotland. Riders Joe Connell Lachlan Blair Tom Wilson. PIC Andy Lloyd www.andylloyd.photography andylloyder





165 Comments

  • 100 9
 Farm Gate: Team Edition
  • 34 2
 I hear it is longer to allow wider access, lower to prevent smaller animals getting underneath and slacker to allow it to open wider.
  • 47 2
 This could be a really fast bike and orange have their loyal followers too.
The big problem is that it seems like the majority of modern riders dont really connect with Orange because they "look" dated.
Now... Ferg nearly won Scottish champs on his one and went 5 seconds faster than when he was on a different and more popular frame manufacturer, whilst riding a slightly longer Fort William track!!!
I mean a 4:50 on a trail bike down a gnarly Fort William, taking 4th place in Elite, only 2.3s off the win.
  • 7 0
 I'd love to try one
  • 19 0
 And won Ardrock ans a few other enduros this year, must be a slow bike then?!!!
  • 13 43
flag NorCalNomad (Sep 20, 2021 at 7:19) (Below Threshold)
 riders dont really connect with Orange because they ARE dated FYP
  • 13 23
flag chrismac70 (Sep 20, 2021 at 7:52) (Below Threshold)
 Orange bikes work great as long as you are good enough to not use the back brake. If you do the rear suspension stops working
  • 13 1
 might be the rider?
  • 22 8
 Contrary to popular belief in the comment section, single pivots are every bit as fast as multi link bikes, while being more playful.
  • 45 1
 @WayneParsons: most people don’t even know they’re riding single pivots.
  • 17 1
 @thenotoriousmic: nor can they tell the difference
  • 5 1
 @jaydawg69: wrt the rider.
I provided evidence of "the rider", when he rode for Canyons time and a relative time on an orange down the fort William WC dh track.
I also had the experience or racing both races so know what track sections were used, how fast each track was and the conditions at the time.
Ferg went relatively faster on the orange.

(I am not an orange fan as I hated my old 224 race bike, it's was slow for me in time and results, but I would kinda like to try one of these).
  • 7 0
 @chrismac70: doesn't seem to stop people buying Kona, Evil, Commençal...
  • 8 3
 Honestly I don't see how they look dated at all, unless you consider anything made of metal and has welds to be 'outdated'.
  • 1 1
 @chrismac70: You said it all. Brake jack and the regressive rate are the problems of this design. The regressive rate isn't even necessarily a problem, while brake jack can be a drawback if it raises the rear end.
  • 6 0
 @mountainsofsussex: I bet no more than 20% of the bike community recognize Kona as a single pivot. Derrrrr, it's a four bar faux bar, derrrrrrrr.
  • 9 3
 @DavidGuerra: Single pivots don’t brake jack, they brake squat. And high single pivots do it more - yet are also able to go very fast downhill.

This is true for all single pivots, so Evil, Cotic, Commencal, Kona etc. Adding a linkage to drive the shock doesn’t change the braking behaviour.
  • 7 0
 @threehats: I grew to like the squat and use it. I don't own one now, but found the Five and the Alpine I did were the most engaging bikes I've personally owned. I found the squat great for loading the front tire up being grabbing a hand full of front anchor. I feel a lot of riders aren't willing to engage in such a way on a bike. Almost like the bike has to change for them, not them adapt to the bike.
  • 2 0
 @threehats: when I had my Suprem v4 brake squat was actually a characteristic I liked as it would put you in a confidence inspiring position when braking hard on steep stuff. Kinda also reminds you to shit back and drop your heels when you feel the bike starting to squat it feels natural to do the same. The bike had other geo issues but brake squat wasn't a con that's for sure.
  • 4 1
 They don't have a "big problem". They don't need the majority of riders to connect with them, just the minority who really know the score.
  • 3 1
 @chakaping:
I guess you are an orange fan by your comment. Each to their own I guess. I have no loyalty to a brand, just performance of a bike. (Any Brand could make a bunch of lemons and a single shining golden egg too, give me the egg please, I don't care what label it has on it).
I would guess that orange would like to make more money selling bikes ideally as that is what businesses are about. They had a big reshuffle at the top in 2015.

I bet orange would love to sell more bikes. Make more money, employ more people and play with the bigger boys.
  • 3 0
 @betsie: I love them, and you'll see a lot of owners like me emphasising how much fun they are.
The new owners have stressed that they know the bikes aren't for everyone, and they are happy to have a bit of a cult following.
  • 2 2
 @chakaping: that cult following is dwindling though. I know a few lads that have only ever ridden orange that have recently moved away to other companies. They definitely need to do something. First thing is to get a decent graphics designer. Orange bikes look awesome in the 3D but not on pictures and those awful graphics just make them look worse and they need to stop Joe Barnes from deliberately making the bikes look as shit as possible for a laugh by picking the absolutely worst combination of colours. There needs to be someone stopping Joe from taking a yellow bike with chrome parts and purple forks to the EWS where there’s going to be lots of cameras.
  • 2 0
 @thenotoriousmic: for a small company, it can be better to be the #1 favourite for a small number of people, rather than #5 or #6 etc for most people. They tried going "conventional" with the Blood a decade ago, and people didn't buy it, because it didn't look like an orange
  • 2 1
 @mountainsofsussex: that was ten years ago they’re nowhere near as popular in the uk as they were 10 years ago.
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex: The blood was a more 4x orientated bike that climbed like a pig. It was several years too late and only catered for a very small number of riders, those riders were mostly riding hard tails etc.
The blood also competed with the Blur 4x etc, which were also all part of that period of bike design.

Orange does need to look at its marketing strategy which I guess this article is about, but they are failing in the aesthetics department which is important to the end customer.
If only Orange had the pennies to pay the "paid advertisement" summer camp test with PinkBike and get some results on the board (with a nicely painted bike too). They spent enough on vehicles they could have possibly directed elsewhere (companies house is good for snooping)
  • 1 0
 @thenotoriousmic: It's funny because it's true, the colours are a bit shit.
And they don't have the UK following they used to, but that's fashion and they are doing much better abroad now.
I don't see their account books, but I reckon they're in a decent position still.
  • 1 1
 @threehats: You're mixing everything up. First, braking squat is not exclusive to single pivots. Second, four-bar single pivots like Kona and Commençal don't have the braking problem that chrismac70 is referring to, because the brake caliper is attached to the seatstays, not the chainstays. In the past, a floating brake linkage was used to solve this problem on "true" single pivot bikes. Foes comes to mind, for instance.
  • 1 1
 @threehats: Even if the "jack" effect isn't much pronounced, the stiffening of the suspension does prevent some sag, and that is akin to a raise. You get like one or two extra degrees of head angle, which isn't that great on steep terrain, precisely where you might be hanging on the brakes. This is exclusive to true single pivots, doesn't happen on four-bar single pivots or any other suspension system.
  • 1 2
 @threehats: One correction though, the effect chrismac mentions does happen in all bikes in which the "bar" (the line from one pivot to the next) in which the caliper is mounted is not parallel the the movement of the wheel during compression. On true single pivots, this bar is exactly perpendicular. On most four-bar bikes, single pivot or otherwise, it makes a sort of 45 degree angle. VPP bikes are the ones most likely to offer the least interference of braking with the suspension.
  • 2 0
 @DavidGuerra: I'm afraid that the brakes on Kona etc ARE on the chain stay. The calipers have to stay in the same position relative to the wheel center, otherwise they would move around on the disc. The closest to what you describe is the Trek ABP, where the rear pivot is concentric to the axle, so the brake can be on the seat stay
  • 1 1
 @mountainsofsussex: Oh, ok, yes, I forgot about those types, I was assuming that every four-bar bike has the caliper on the seat stays, but with four-bar single pivots where the rear pivot is not concentric with the axle there often isn't much room to mount the caliper on the seatstays. That's an advantage for concentric axles on four-bar single pivots and for non-single pivot four bar designs.
  • 4 0
 @DavidGuerra: linkage on single pivots like Konas affects leverage ratio, not brake squat. Squat depends on pivot placement. Stiffening of the suspension happens because of the squat (as you go deeper in the stroke, it takes more force to compress, right?). That same squat helps preserve the geometry under braking.

Maybe this words by @TEAT-ROBOT: help clarify

www.vitalmtb.com/features/BRAKE-JACK-DOESNT-EXIST-Advice-with-Team-Robot-March-2021,3044
  • 1 1
 @iiman: No. You are not getting it, and you are bringing in concepts that have nothing to do with what I and chrismac were referring to. The linkage on a Kona, since the caliper is not attached to it, does not affect braking. Braking is just like on a non-linkage single pivot. We were referring to the effects of the caliper being attached to the chainstays, or to whatever part is directly connected to the main pivot, versus other systems that allow some "float" of the caliper in relation to the movement of the main swingarm.
  • 1 1
 @iiman: I think saw some Konas in the past with a floating disc setup though. It's a rod that extends from the main frame into a "floating" part where the caliper is attached to, just like those on the link you posted.
  • 2 2
 It's also amazing how in almost every comment that I make in this platform, five smartasses come along to "correct" me because they didn't understand what I wrote, sidestepping and ignoring my actual comment and taking it to another direction.
  • 1 0
 @Balgaroth: Shit back? I'm confused, because that's how I've always done it. I know it might be different in the south of France, but I wouldn't recommend shitting foward in any case.
  • 2 0
 @DavidGuerra: You wrote:
'even if the "jack" effect isn't much pronounced, the stiffening of the suspension does prevent some sag', followed by: 'you get like one or two extra degrees of head angle, which isn't that great on steep terrain'.
All that makes me suspicious the one who doesn't get it is you. If you can't discuss a subject without calling people smartasses go on, keep lecturing
  • 1 3
 @iiman: What do you not get? Like when you press the fork, you get extra degrees of head angle. Get it now? Jeez...
  • 4 0
 @DavidGuerra: Either download some linkage design software, or calculate the force vectors and torques on paper, or spend a while going through this blog: linkagedesign.blogspot.com/?m=1

Come back in a few weeks/months if/when you understand how bike suspension works.

Literally everything you’ve posted is incorrect. I think my favourite error is your claim that VPP designs have the least brake interaction with the suspension - they have far more brake interaction than co-rotating four bar (classic Horst link) designs, which should be obvious from the instant centre vs the rear contact patch.
  • 1 2
 @threehats: You're totally clueless dude. That has nothing to do with the principles I mentioned. You are mixing everything up. I refer you to the link iiman posted, which speaks of the ways manufacturers tried to address this issue throughout time, until they figured out it just wasn't worth the trouble.
www.vitalmtb.com/features/BRAKE-JACK-DOESNT-EXIST-Advice-with-Team-Robot-March-2021,3044
  • 3 0
 @DavidGuerra: This is hilarious! Go and link a proper technical article that disagrees with me as opposed to a column that basically agrees with me (but still contains some technical errors). Clueless?! The irony!!!
  • 1 0
 @threehats: aren’t all twin links just virtual single pivots? The twin link design lets you put the pivot in a place that wouldn’t be possible with a traditional swing arm but behaves exactly like a single pivot? I know virtual pivot point sounds better than virtual single pivot but that’s all it really is. It isn’t doing anything to combat brake Jack / pedal kick back.
  • 1 0
 @thenotoriousmic:
images.app.goo.gl/xBj1r8p5t3KvjoiN6

The virtual pivot is not a fixed pivot point throughout the shock stroke, therefore not a single pivot, which refers to pivoting around a single point.
  • 1 0
 @betsie: I know you can design them so the pivot location migrates if you want it to but look at the rear axel, it behaves exactly like a single pivot. I don’t see what this is doing that’s going to handle pedal / brake Jack that a regular single pivot can’t.
  • 1 1
 @threehats: Yes you are completely clueless, but haven't gotten your head out of your ass enough to realize it. I'll go back to your original statement: "Adding a linkage to drive the shock doesn’t change the braking behaviour" Who's talking about a linkage to drive the shock???
  • 1 1
 @threehats: To address your confusion: The different braking behaviour I'm speaking of with some single pivot four bar designs has nothing to do with the interaction of the extra linkages with the shock, or with any interaction with the shock. It only relates to the path of the caliper itself as the suspension is compressed. What Danny Hart's floating brake adaptor does, in that link I shared, is partially accomplished by a four bar design in which the caliper is mounted on the seatstays, which is why no four bar designs of that kind (that I know of) ever used a similar floating brake adaptor contraption.
  • 1 2
 @threehats: You need to think of the seatstays on a four bar design as a floating brake mount (in the cases where the caliper does attach there), and the shock link as the rod on these floating brake contraptions (albeit much shorter). The float it provides is not as effective, only about 50% (unless it's one of those designs in which the "shock link" extends way back), but it seems to be good enough for most. These analogies might be tricky to get, I'll keep my fingers crossed!
  • 1 1
 @thenotoriousmic: The discussions on VPP, brake jack, floating brakes etc go way back, easy to find threads from 2004 on the topic.

Its all about isolating forces.
BUT
Some brake jack is not a bad thing, a super smooth rear end is not going to skip and hit into the ground, if the tyre was 100% compliant with the ground under braking, the tread would just fill up and you might as well ride a slick. (exaggerated I know but only to make the point).

The bike, rider and terrain are really a pretty complicated control loop. You could not just model the ideal Laplace and you have the ideal solution. If you could then everything would be the same.
  • 36 0
 You gotta admire Orange’s conviction.
  • 4 0
 Definitely respect to them for doing things their own way. Going to have to try one out someday.
  • 8 11
 Why the matte purple fork and coil on a glossy white bike with navy blue and orange stripes? What kind of reasoning could ever justify such a bizarre and unharmonious decision? Couldn't they have just left the frame white and made more bits purple? Or just get rid of the purple entirely. Now the universe is completely out of whack and it's all Orange's fault.
  • 1 0
 @blackthorne: Yup, horrific color choice! I love Formula's ultraviolet, but not thrown into the mix randomly...
  • 33 1
 These guys are the only ones making this style of bike. If you want a different style, there are at least 10 other manufacturers doing one that would fit what you prefer. What is so wrong with sticking with it?
  • 26 2
 Don't knock them until you've tried one!
  • 11 26
flag jackyboy (Sep 20, 2021 at 13:03) (Below Threshold)
 Owned one. Almost stopped riding MTB because of it. Simply threw it after trying something else!
  • 10 0
 @jackyboy: You're doing it wrong.
  • 19 0
 I love Orange and ride one, but I find it weird they never give Pinkbike a bike to test???

Its almost like they enjoy the shitty comments they get on these Press releases.
  • 2 1
 Not sure how it works. Isn't it up to Pinkbike to request a bike for testing if they want to try one?
  • 9 12
 @vinay: they can request, but most brands provide one to help with bike or product launches. Also worth remembering, Pinkbike and almost all media now, are pay-to-play, so if you don't advertise, you're not getting reviewed or covered. I'd also wager the more you spend, the better your reviews are likely to be, though I'm sure there are some exceptions.
  • 1 0
 PB really need to test the current Stage 6 with it's massive chainstays. Seems professionally neglectful of them not to have done so already, TBH.
  • 1 0
 @kl1985: Haha. That was 3 years ago. My point exactly.
And, that's an older style frame that has been changed.
  • 19 5
 Outside must have noticed a slump in engagement numbers. This article must have been requested to trigger the comments section
  • 18 4
 The Steve Buscemi of bikes, if Steve Buscemi couldn’t act.
  • 14 3
 Nice parts but im not sure letting the color blind staff be in charge of matching accents is a good idea.
  • 10 2
 Bikes are too matchy matchy these days.. I think this colorway looks awesome... The purple and orange is sweet.
  • 10 0
 It’s both ugly and desires me at the same time
  • 2 3
 Desirable*
  • 7 0
 It's really hard not to reply with a "like your mom" joke
  • 7 0
 I do have a sweet spot for these bikes. Simple and robust, works for me.
  • 1 0
 The more I look at it the more I find myself day dreaming about a simpler life…maybe some day.
  • 19 14
 I’m not convinced that Orange isn’t just a front for the mafia. Cause no way they stay in business selling these ugly bikes.
  • 21 0
 Come to Britain, every 3rd bike is an orange. They're simple but they work, and they don't have 5million bearings to replace twice a year, it's 4 massive ones that last years even when ridden in British winters.
  • 8 0
 @inked-up-metalhead: Exactly US is not the only place where people are riding mtbs... Orange also have a limited number of dealers here. Just because you aren't buying them doesn't mean others aren't.
  • 11 10
 @inked-up-metalhead: Makes sense - Britain, where they keep going backwards and are stuck in the past.
  • 13 1
 @harrybel: coming from a Belgian??!! You guys judge progression based on the thickness of waffles.
  • 1 1
 @inked-up-metalhead: Maybe 5 years ago, now I barely see them
  • 1 0
 @pen9-wy: but their waffles are soooo good.
  • 1 0
 @meathooker: well that's very true
  • 2 0
 @harrybel: Hmmm. Britain going backwards, you say? There's been a few times where the British have come over to Belgium and gone forwards.
  • 1 0
 @pen9-wy: Sorry to disappoint you - I’m British, I live in Belgium.
  • 3 0
 Nice spec. I am running a 160 mm Formula Selva R, Formula Mod shock, and Cura 4's (203 rotor up front/180 in the back) on my Forbidden Druid. Really like all the Formula bits. The compression valves are super easy to swap (I'm running the soft valves available for both fork and shock) and the fork is really easy to service (they even have a videos showing you how to do it). Only complaint with the Cura 4's is that they don't have a bite point adjustment.
  • 1 0
 Their fork looks so good. Love the idea behind easily swappable compression valves too. Wish they were more available in North America though. Not many places to buy.
  • 4 1
 I kind of like the simplicity of Oranges but i also miss the times when they were toying with linkages and looked like they were going to move with the times for example ST4, Blood and the Strange 225.
  • 2 0
 Personally what I disliked about the ST4 was that for the linkage, it needed quite a high top tube.
  • 5 1
 100% this. When I first started riding I really wanted a Blood, but couldn’t afford one. I know their geo changes every year, but Orange seem to be the only brand whose bikes look they’re going backwards. Their ebikes look like they were dreamt up by the same bloke who designed the Bismarck. Shame, as their service is supposed to be great and I’d love a British-built bike.
  • 2 0
 My son has been riding a Blood Frame as a first uplift bike and he loves it. Its such a shame that they didnt sell many. It reminds me of the old Transition bottlerocket. Both were a bit ahead of their time, both great bikes.
  • 5 1
 @rsbromley: They remind me a bit of porsche and there stuborness to ever admit rear engine isnt exactly the best idea but atleast through technology porsche have made it work
  • 1 1
 I had a 5 and could never get over the fact the rear suspension didn’t work one you used the back brake. Keep off the brakes it was great. Use the back brake and it became a hard tail
  • 5 1
 @chrismac70: Cool, it's always a dilemma whether to have both a HT & a FS, this'll solve the issue!
  • 3 0
 @chrismac70: maybe you just brakes too much?
  • 1 0
 Back in the days when Chris Porter had his Mojo suspension service primarily work for Fox suspension, I rode an interview with him in Dirt. Must have been 2004 or so. I think he was on an Orange too and basically said, "don't use the rear brake when there is no load on it". I think what happens is that when you apply the brake, the rear suspension compresses (because of the angular momentum of the wheel is partially transferred to the swingarm) and in that position the suspension is stiffer.
  • 1 0
 A dead end that's best forgotten about.
Orange = single pivot = strong USP.
  • 3 1
 I love my Alpine, this bike look great too. Someone asked about the weight... its really low cause there is no Cuckoo-clock rearsuspension. For some kind of reason some people need all that links and bearings and messy stuff.
  • 4 0
 “Fewer bearings to service and less shit to replace the next time you overestimate your skill level, simply Orange”
  • 5 0
 Blah blah blah no Hope...but E13? (Shits pants in anger)
  • 2 0
 Dude, Hope parts have been IMPOSSIBLE to get since early/mid 2020.

Meanwhile, I am using the same Helix cassette and it's working quite nicely.

This is the COVID supply shortage world we live in now.
  • 5 2
 More brands should spec Formula, DVO and all the other great options which are out there! All the Fox fan boys will cry but there are better forks than Fox and Rock Shox...
  • 1 0
 Love it when orange releases a new bike. New boss same as the old boss... Its a repainted alpine, still want it thow. My old santa cruz bullit 2 was the smoothest ride with a 5th eliment shock , il be these orange's with good geometry and siseing are amazing, it was the only draw back about the bullit, too short, bb too far forward, seat tube gay.
  • 2 0
 Betsie I think you got some comments mixed up. I love classic stuff. My beef is with E13 junk. Orange frame? I'll take it! Jason475 made mention of back in time? Whatever.
  • 1 0
 I personally prefer a.stesigbt down tube on my frames. This way you don't have that bump in front of the cranks that inevitably gets dented or hung up on stuff. I'd rather wreck my chain/ chainring than the frame
  • 1 0
 A straight down tube*
  • 2 0
 Clicked on link. Got sucked into the way back machine… not sure I can escape after seeing this.
  • 1 0
 Isn't Joe Barnes on this team too? He is running Orange bikes and Formula suspension, but he wasn't mentioned in the article.
  • 2 0
 He has his own team “hazzard racing” i think
  • 2 1
 i'd buy that...bet it rides ace. I'm the same with any bike...if it rides well and fits well it's worth it. Rad bikes if you ask me...
  • 3 0
 I'm 5'10" and the medium is too big for me.
  • 2 2
 No it’s not. Once you try a bigger bike long enough to get it dialed in you’ll realize all your other bikes were too small.
  • 1 0
 @sitkadog: I have owned a large bike with a 1230 wheelbase and 465 reach for 2 years now and it's just slightly too big. My next bike will be a little shorter. This bike is HUGE.
  • 3 0
 An orange bike without Hope parts?....must be a typo
  • 2 0
 First thought was that colour scheme reminds me of KTM.

Maybe it looks better when it’s covered in mud and dust?
  • 4 0
 Nice Super V.
  • 3 4
 Mtb world needs more of the Orange bikes simplity. I really, really laugh at riders thinking that single pivots are slower: It's more the opposite...Anyway -apart from their impressive musical contribution to the modern world- british outdated, pretentious, overrated and OVERPRICED stuff in any field you could think of is ridiculous...and this is the main reason I refuse to buy an Orange (or almost anything made in Britain). Sorry.
  • 1 0
 It's not the frame shape I hate, it's the hideous, clashing color scheme. For Pete's sake, bike companies... Pay a graphic designer 50 bucks to do your color schemes.
  • 16 14
 Nice bike, I like everything except the frame part Wink
  • 1 0
 I guess it's a marmite bike... or bovril in your case..
  • 2 0
 More 'purple' than 'orange'.
  • 7 4
 kill it with fire.
  • 4 2
 its very similar to organge 2000 years model only components different Smile
  • 4 4
 Aside from low maintenance, I really don't get what would make anyone to buy a bike with a single pivot suspension when there are far better suspensions out there
  • 3 0
 Rrash replacement?
  • 2 0
 Deore on a £5200 "team" bike?
  • 1 0
 12 speed Deore thats got worse reviews than SX even!
  • 1 0
 I’ve made it all the way down here in the comments and not one mention of welding! What has happened to you lot?
  • 1 0
 Why do they have a Cura 4 brake and I'm waiting forever to get mine delivered? Frown
  • 2 0
 Weight?!
  • 1 0
 That’s a bike that needs a rear calliper with a banjo hose connection.
  • 1 0
 anyone have an idea about what stem they use?
  • 1 0
 new team, new designsWink
  • 1 1
 More like introducing the Hazzard spec without stickers
  • 1 1
 That seattube looks drunk
  • 1 0
 Makes me want a Heckler.
  • 3 6
 You could hit 88mph and travel to a point in space and time where this bike was once new and dope. ...back to the future.
  • 5 0
 When you comment about going back in time and your profile says..... Pure gold.
So is the orange your dream bike?

BIKE I RIDE:
GT hardtail, marz fork with motor oil in the lowers, disc brakes and 2nd hand xtr. 2x drivetrain cause i'll take the rattle over BS boost chainline for now. Dropper is a quick release.
If i geta 2nd hand FS 26 frame i'll be a happy clam.
  • 1 4
 Rear triangle is ugly
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