Orange Clockwork 29er
I’ve got one, my first 29er
Yes I like it
Trying it out with some rigid carbon forks at the mo, still feels plush, 29 do seem to roll over things easier and I dont really notice it being heavy on climbs or ponderous to maneuver . Having said that I did go from a 5 with 160 coil lyriks and CCDB to the clockwork, but I’m loving being back on a hardtail.
Can’t see me going back to 29″ for a long timePosted 4 years agoRDL-82Member
Love mine. Bought the cheapest version as it was my first 29er plus I had a load of better stuff lying around anyway. Just need a better fork now.
Flies up and down and just Imo rides great, glad I went with it.
Would be curious to know what’s been changed. It already takes a tapered fork and seat tube is big enough for a dropper. Maybe a bolt up rear and iscg tabs.
Changed the tyres now as wasn’t keen on the conti’s.Posted 4 years agonukeSubscriber
3.4 lbs for 17 inch version
Thanks. Do you know if that is quoted or an actual weighed weight? Sounds good though…wanted sub 4lb so be pleased with that weight accept…
The revisions are beefing up the back end, the drive side breaks,
…maybe too light leading to some breakages 😕
Any other revisions you know of?Posted 4 years agoRDL-82Member
What sort of weight are your builds coming in at ?
Mine sits at 28lb according to the bathroom scales, maybe not the most accurate but it gives that weight repeatadly.Posted 4 years ago
The current fork is heavy though and the wheels could probably lose some.
26lb would be doable with just them changes I reckon.
Bought a frame and built one up a couple of months ago. Absolutely love it! It’s fast, light, superb trail geometry, (im 6’4″ and it’s most compfortable bike I’ve owned). Also very capable on all but the roughest of trails. My full suss hasnt got a look in since I bought it!
Ive not ridden a hard tail for many years and was a bit worried about it but it copes with the bumps so well its not been an issue at all. Part of the fun is you have to ride it rather than just sit there while the suss soaks up every little bump.
Posted 4 years ago
Love mine (Clockwork S).
I’m 6′ 4″ and ride a L. Modded with new wheels (Hope + Mavic), Shimano SPD’s and an extra long seat post (Thompson) so far.
Had to change the BB fairly quickly.
I bought it off ebay for £760 (hardly ridden) so happy with the spec for the price.
Rides great. Climbs nicely. Not too heavy on the front end for me. Ate Dalby for breakfast.
I swap out the wheels for my commute (Original wheels and 700c tyres). So satisfying to whiz along at 20 mph fairly easily.
Didn’t realise that there were problems with the frame, but I’m sure Orange will sort any (non-idiot) failures.Posted 4 years ago
Im using a 60mm (the one in the photo) and it feels spot on. Think you can away with shorter stems with the bigger wheels.
Would also recommend a 120mm fork (not sure what your rebas are), seems to work well with the rest of the bike. Oddly the base clockwork comes with 100mm then from the “s” and “pro” its 120mm.Posted 4 years agocows_in_carsMember
I also bought the frame only, haven’t had much chance to ride it but it, it’s rides really well. The only other 29er I have spent much time on is the top of the range whyte carbon hardtail, I would say it rides as well as that. Does exhibit any of the negative 29er effects, nice and snappy (maybe not the best term to use in light of the comments above!).Posted 4 years ago
Set mine up a bit more xc than trail with 100 reba but would quite like to try a 120mm fork now, although don’t see that happening any time soon, sadly (and would want to run a negitive rise stem if I ran a longer fork). Not that it rides badly at all with the 100mm fork.squareeyesMember
Interesting about the frame changes…..Posted 4 years ago
Ordered a medium pro a couple of weeks ago having tested a meduim S. I was called by the bike shop and advised that Orange would have no frames until the middle of June. The Pro is shipped in as a frame and assembled in the UK whereas the Clockwork and the S are shipped in as complete bikes which is why you can change pretty much anything on the pro when you order. At least that is how it was explained to me.
Wonder what I will end up with given some of the coments.
I am terrible with waiting and my current bike really is on its last
I’m 6’4″ 36″ leg and ride a large with a longer seat post fitted. Depending on leg length, I’d say that a large should be ok for you too.
Fulford Cycles are having a demo day on 2nd June at Dalby. May be worth giving them a ring to see what is available.
My S runs 3×10 as standard.Posted 4 years ago
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