Orange release the Segment

by Dave Anderson 19

The trend for lower, longer and slacker continues at Orange, with the new 29er Segment

First came the teaser…

Now here’s the details supplied to us by Orange…

Rip that Segment
Rip that Segment

The Delivery

Time and trails wait for no man. While it pays to be a slave to riding the same can’t be said for artificial targets and false trophies.
Go. Ride. And make your Segment your own.
A 120/110mm travel 29er that can ride way beyond its travel figure, the Segment balances its inherent big-wheel unflappability with a taught and playful ride that encourages you to let it go faster, both up and down. With its confidence inspiring low-slung stance and the kind of angles more often found on longer travel bikes the Segment is the short travel bike that can, and does.

Segment -ation
Segment -ation

The Segment. Divides opinions. Conquers trails.

Designed to be the fastest all-rounder we could make, the Segment takes preconceptions about what is possible on a short travel bike and pulls them apart.

A 120/110mm travel 29er that can ride way beyond its travel figure, the Segment balances its inherent big-wheel unflappability with a taught and playful ride that encourages you to let it go faster, both up and down. With its low-slung stance and the kind of angles more often found on longer travel bikes the Segment is the short travel bike that can, and does.

We’ve never been strangers to dividing opinion. We know that a 29inch wheel will raise eyebrows. It’s the ‘Marmite’ wheelsize. They are not for everyone and bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, but in experienced hands they are devastatingly effective and the perfect match for a bike designed to be a true all-rounder.

As ever we’re committed to building bikes that are fit for purpose; namely year round riding without the hassle of an overbearing maintenance regime. We’re interested in getting out and riding not staying in spannering and our bikes reflect that. A single pivot suspension design not only requires minimal attention it also provides the neatest solution to providing easily tuneable, balanced suspension. No acronyms, no fluff, just performance you can depend on and that’s why we’ve stuck with it.

Frame highlights:

  • Handbuilt in Halifax
  • Unique monocoque aluminium and Reynolds tube chassis
  • Single pivot suspension for performance, efficiency and reliability
  • 29inch wheels
  • 110mm of rear travel
  • Designed around 120mm forks
  • 49mm (1.5″) straight headtube
  • 142 x 12mm rear axle
  • ISCG OLD
  • Internal dropper routing
  • Available in Medium and Large sizes

The Segment Range

Segment RS

RS
RS
RRP: £3,900
http://www.orangebikes.co.uk/bikes/segment_rs/The choice of those who value absolute speed and ground covering ability. With a SRAM 1×11 drivetrain, RockShox’ top-flight Pike forks and a Reverb Stealth seatpost this is a Segment for those who really know what they want.Segment RS specification highlights:
  • RockShox Pike RCT3 120mm fork
  • RockShox Monarch RL
  • SRAM X1 drivetrain
  • MRP chain device 
  • Shimano XT brakes, 203/180 rotors
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost
  • Hope Pro II Evo hubs with Mavic 319 rims
  • Kore Repute 50mm stem and 800mm wide bars

Segment Pro

Pro
Pro
 
RRP: £3,100
http://www.orangebikes.co.uk/bikes/segment_pro/
With a Shimano XT drivetrain and Fox suspension the Pro is a solid base for our vast array of optional upgrades.
Segment Pro specification highlights:
  • Fox 32 Float Performance CTD 120mm fork
  • Fox Float Evolution CTD shock
  • RaceFace Evolve 32/24t double chainset
  • Shimano XT drivetrain
  • Shimano XT brakes, 180 rotors
  • Hope Pro II Evo hubs with Mavic 319 rims

Segment S

S
S

RRP: £2,500
http://www.orangebikes.co.uk/bikes/segment_s/
The perfect starting point to your date with speed. The ever-dependable Shimano SLX drivetrain and RockShox suspension offer performance way above their pay grade.
Segment S specification highlights:
  • RockShox Revelation RL 120mm fork
  • RockShox Monarch RL
  • RaceFace Ride 24/32t double chainset
  • Shimano SLX drivetrain
  • Shimano Deore brakes, 180 rotors

Segment Frameset

RRP: £1,500
http://www.orangebikes.co.uk/bikes/segment_frame/

Make your Segment your own. Combine your favourite components with a Segment frame for the ultimate singletrack dart.

Specification highlights:
  • RockShox Monarch RL

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Comments (19)

  1. Seems like an even more pointless Gyro. I guess this is why they rebranded the Five 29 as “alpine”, to try and create room in the range for this?

  2. So it’s a Gyro with a 2 degrees slacker head angle? Is it me or does it also share the unfortunate 165mm shock?

  3. That BB height must be wrong too. I suspect they meant 335mm.

    And I’d have though the top spec model would have had a CCDB Inline or at least the option to upgrade.

    Looks quite similar geometry and travel to my Banshee Phantom though. I wonder if it is as fun to ride?

  4. “Seems like an even more pointless Gyro.”

    ?? I think that perhaps if there was any problem with the Gyro was that it was too quick for it’s angles , When I rode one – I was far too quick into the fast stuff, slacker one sounds like a hoot!

  5. Can I run 130mm forks on it? 😉

  6. That BB height must be wrong too. I suspect they meant 335mm.
    The BB height figure is the bottom bracket drop (below the wheel axles) which is arguably a more useful figure as the actual BB height will vary with the tyres used.
    A 130 fork would probably be fine. I run my Gyro with a 140… 🙂

  7. There are two BB height figures given. The first very clearly states “height from ground”.

  8. Midget length top tubes too.
    I thought 29ers were for bug guys & they only go up to large?

  9. “inherent big-wheel unflappability with a taught and playful ride that encourages” – sure you don’t mean taut? 🙂

  10. Midget length top tubes? 620mm effective sounds long to me.

  11. “The BB height figure is the bottom bracket drop (below the wheel axles) ”

    Ahh, so it’s a 37cm bottom bracket drop, is it possible to get both wheels on the ground at the same time? Pedalling must be fun 🙂

  12. Touché. I was talking about the BB-Axle height 🙂

  13. Slacker Gyro sounds great.

  14. #groundbreaking

    Filing cabinets around the country must be shaking in their drawers

  15. Don’t wrap the red one, I will ride it now….
    I get it.

  16. Everything I’ve ever read about the Gyro says it’s a blast. Sounds like slackening it out was all that was needed, could be a proper ripper now. Just wish they weren’t quite as pricey for the spec.

  17. Think I’d rather have the On-One Codeine 29 – better spec than the Segment S

  18. They need a * and in the small print Tall people need not apply.

  19. I note that tall people can now apply; there’s an XL one.

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