- New Orange Bike due to be launched next Tuesday
I’ve been waiting for a Gyro with shorter chainstays since they first, brought out the 5-29 with its forward shifted seat tube, so I’ll go for that. Mind you, the 650b Alpine was just released without all this messing around, so presumably it’s something a bit bigger than a simple refresh of an existing model.Posted 5 years ago
Perhaps it will be something new, like a bike with a single pivot and lots of welds made from aluminium?
Or maybe someone got a production order wrong and it will be a new radical 26″ Enduro Specific 140mm bike.
Perhaps another radical 650b/29r hybrid with the front end from one and the back end of another.
The only certainty will be 100 threads about how amazing it is and then loads of classifieds from people upgrading to the new thing.Posted 5 years ago
Goldigger – Member
Is it me or do I sense a lot of dislike of orange in this thread?
It’s just health piss taking until somebody loses an eye really. Generally more refreshing than the fanboi love in threads.
Making me wonder if building up an orange 5 is a bad idea..
Do it if you want to, don’t if you don’t. It’s quite simple…..
anyway back to it, I see this one has been updated for enduro with some nice 650’sPosted 5 years ago
Clink, I don’t think so, I prefer them (SP’s) to multi-linkage units. Earlier this year I demo’d three multi pivot bikes (one I specifically wanted to buy) & tried a single pivot to see how bad it was in comparison… I want now fancy the single pivot bike, I just like the rear end ‘feel’.
Anti-bob shocks basically saved them, there simple to maintain, though bearings tend to last for years, unlike ‘many’ multi-linkage units.
I’d not suggest the Oranges aren’t basic in many ways & hugely expensive in comparison to the ‘big’ brands. Single pivots aren’t without issue, but for the UK riding/weather I think there’s a lot to recommend them. Oh obviously quite a lot of ppl agree as they’re still going, for all this forums haterz.
PS: I’d love them to update the Gyro* (as per RP), but I’d guess it’s more likely to be a production of the 160mm 29er strange demo unit, if a 29er at all.
* Even if they did I’d struggle to justify the costPosted 5 years ago
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