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  • New bike day, Orange Four.
  • Premier Icon spectabilis
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    I finished building this on Friday but being away all weekend partying I only got to have a spin on it this afternoon and I’m loving it so far
    I don’t have much feedback at this stage, it’s been a while since I’ve been rolling with suspension so will be getting back into the swing of things asap.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HHCi1E]DSC_1051[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HPkUxo]DSC_1054[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HSmjtF]DSC_1056[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HPkUxo]DSC_1054[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr
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    One more for the driveway inspectors.
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    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HrUSB9]DSC_1060[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr

    Premier Icon roverpig
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    Ooh, there’s not much wrong with that ! Enjoy.

    Premier Icon nickc
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    orange Hope bits…I see what you did there 😆

    Premier Icon Goldigger
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    Very nice mate…how much did the build cost you?
    Spec list?

    Liking all the hope orange parts..what’s the rear tyre clearance like with those 2.4’s?
    Hans dampfs 2.35’s on my 5 touch the sides of the swing arm under flex..

    Premier Icon Bregante
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    That is lovely.

    Premier Icon lobby_dosser
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    like the car!

    What saddle do you have on it?

    Premier Icon spectabilis
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    nickc – Member
    orange Hope bits…I see what you did there

    If you look closely you’ll see I’ve also done orange spoke nipples… In groups of four 😛

    Premier Icon davidtaylforth
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    Christ; what’ve you done to your wrist?!

    Premier Icon spectabilis
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    Cheers guys.

    Goldigger – Member
    Very nice mate…how much did the build cost you?
    Spec list?
    Liking all the hope orange parts..what’s the rear tyre clearance like with those 2.4’s?
    Hans dampfs 2.35’s on my 5 touch the sides of the swing arm under flex..

    Fortunately I get some very nice discount on all of the parts used.
    I’ve got about 5mm clearance each side in the back, I’m on 40mm rims so they come up a little bigger, I’ll be keeping an eye on it.

    Premier Icon Shackleton
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    WTF tyres?

    well played sir. 🙂

    Premier Icon davea37
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    Love the tyre rebrand 😆

    edit: pah, beaten to it!

    Premier Icon spectabilis
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    Spec:
    2017 Fox Factory suspension
    Hope Tech 3 E4 – 183 / 203
    Hope Pro 4 boost hubs
    WTB i35 rims
    WTB Breakout / Trail Boss
    Hope BB
    Hope Crank and NW
    Hope Headset
    KS Lev with southpaw lever
    Renthal Apex / Fatbar
    Esi grips
    SDG Bel air 2.0 saddle
    GX shifter
    GX cassette
    NX mech

    Premier Icon Rorschach
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    nope

    Premier Icon captain_bastard
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    Orange bike and Hope bits, nowt wrong with that, colour on the other hand.. 😉 what size is it? Also, are they 140 forks? See Orange spec 130, but what’s 10mm between friends

    Premier Icon Kamakazie
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    Nice.
    Really like the look of the Four.

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    Lovely build 😀

    Premier Icon spectabilis
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    captain_bastard – Member
    Orange bike and Hope bits, nowt wrong with that, colour on the other hand.. what size is it? Also, are they 140 forks? See Orange spec 130, but what’s 10mm between friends

    Had slight doubts on the colour myself but glad I went with it as it looks fresh, makes a change from the usual orange/black.

    It’s a large frame and the forks are 130’s

    Premier Icon robowns
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    I like it but youve gone way too far on the orange :(. I reckon with black headset, seatclamp and brakes it couldve worked.

    Premier Icon Goldigger
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    How much does it weigh?

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Love the colour.

    Premier Icon gaidong
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    It sure is very nice. I have the Bird Aeris in a similar colour. Does my eyes in after a while; maybe I should put those black flashes under my eyes like American football players linky. The only bit of your build that stands out is the NX derailleur. I understand the XG-1150 cassette as it’s all steel and the GX shifter is the supposed to be the same as the X1 but even the GX derailleur is said to be a step down from X1. Given the budget for the rest I’d have gone X1 derailleur. Double-plus thumbs up for the rest!

    Premier Icon spectabilis
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    I’ve never really been bothered about mechs even the highest spec ones are a very crude design.
    The shifting on this NX is just as good as any from higher up the ladder IMO.
    Mechs get wrecked and this is cheaper to replace when it does.

    Premier Icon chiefgrooveguru
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    The mechs on my two bikes are the lowest spec parts they have, one SLX, one Zee. Both paired with Saint shifters, XT cranks and cassette and lots of nice Hope bits. But they work just fine (even after 2-3 years’ use) and if/when they do get broken they’ll be cheap to replace.

    Premier Icon chiefgrooveguru
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    I really like the look of those Orange Four’s, they look like a lot of fun!

    Premier Icon senorj
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    Lovely.

    Premier Icon bearnecessities
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    That’s a lovely looking bike. It’s got a touch of everything about it.

    I like what you’ve done with the tyre logo also, you cheeky young scamp.

    Hope you enjoy.

    Premier Icon spectabilis
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    Goldigger – Member

    How much does it weigh?

    Looks to be just under 14kg on bagage scales. Weight was never really aconsideration though.

    Anyway had a little photo shoot yesterday.

    [url=https://flic.kr/p/H4UpDY]DSC03575[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/Hzk17E]DSC03591[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HR3ZyU]DSC03593[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HR449E]DSC03600[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HzjUEY]DSC03596[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/H4UqMu]DSC03601[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HTn5Bk]DSC03603[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HTn2Dg]DSC03605[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/HZMEDt]DSC03599[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr
    [url=https://flic.kr/p/H51ph2]DSC03590[/url] by Andrew Eades, on Flickr

    Loving it on the shakedown hoping to get out to some trail centre activity soon.

    Premier Icon BillOddie
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    Looks nice that.

    Not worked out why you would buy a Four over a Segment though.

    Under 130mm travel = 29er imho.

    Premier Icon chrishc777
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    But… But… But it’s got 5 inches of travel

    Premier Icon spectabilis
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    It very nearly was a Segment!
    Rode one of those back to back with the Alpine and the Five and it blew them away so started planning a Segment build then the Four was released, one landed on our doorstep and I gave it a quick spin and gelled with it easily, being as I already had a 29er I thought I’d give the 650b a bash.

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    Saw one of these in Airevalley Cycles and thought it looked ace. Wasn’t so bothered when they first came out but having seen one it’s now on the list. 8)

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    Not worked out why you would buy a Four over a Segment though.

    Under 130mm travel = 29er imho.

    I’d agree bigger wheels are usually better, but it depends on the bike, they’re obviously harder to package as travel increases, and that’s compounded by the single pivot layout. That and looking at the bike, it’s aimed at fun rather than going against the clock, so smaller and lighter wheels with bigger rubber probably suits it.

    Premier Icon warns74
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    Your garden/backyard is a disgrace! 😉

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    Mmmmmm. Tic tacs, must buy some tic tacs on the way home.

    Very nice bike, BTW.

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