Lack of time means this bike has barely been used in the last two years, so sadly it’s time for it to go.
This was a friends bike from new and I’ve had it about 5 years. It’s based on an Orange Patriot 7+ frame in Large. It has 7” rear travel, all-ways-adjustable 5th element rear shock, 1.5” headtube, full length seatpost and fittings to run a front mech if you want.
It can be a mini DH bike as here, but could also very easily be ridden as a big trail bike with single crown forks.
The forks are Boxxers with 7” travel and tall top crown to slacken off the head angle. They’ve been to TF Tuned many times and the internals are some hybrid of various generations. The forks are, in all honesty, past their best with adjustments carried out internally and some scoring to the legs around the top bushes (well below the seals and you wouldn't know about it unless I mentioned it) - new seals and oil fitted. Still ride well and so stiff compared to single crowns.
It’s a large frame, which I think is an 18”. I’m 6’3” and it's a good sized DH bike for me, as a trail bike I’d want it a bit bigger - so whether it fits you depends on what you want to do with it.
It’s been used, but not abused, there is paint missing and a small ding to the rear rim (though ridden in that state since I bought it without a problem) hence the cheap price.
Halifax’s finest with 5th element coil.
Hope M4 brakes front and rear with 8” rotors.
Handbuilt wheels with Mavic rims on Hope hubs.
MRP chain guide.
Brand new FSA 1.5” headset with reducers.
Full length seatpost.
Michelin Comp 16 tyres, grip like nothing else I’ve ever ridden.
I’m just outside Bristol and work in Bath, and ideally would prefer to sell in person for cash, if you're not in the area I’ll find out postage prices and can pack it up.
£325ish I think, but very open to offers as I need to make garage space. I’ll do my best to answer any questions, email is austennz at hotmail dot com.
More pictures here - http://s1077.photobucket.com/user/Austen_Cook/library/Orange?sort=3&page=1.