Orange RX9 CX bike.
Have this been done yet?
Doesn’t look to bad, although a grand for a Tiagra equipped bike is quite steep but to be expected from Orange though.Posted 5 years ago
I was going to post about this, but then couldn’t be bothered. Since you’ve started a thread though I’ll say what I was going to…
NO NO NO NO NO! I think it’s tragic that manufacturers like Orange will make a bike like this, but stop making a bike like the P7.
Maybe I’m out of touch, but with the gopping Gyro and now this, I’m really disappointed.Posted 5 years ago
£1k for a CX with Tiagra is pretty standard when you look at those with discs.
The BB5 spec is a bit of a joke, but other than that is is par for the course.
Trek are selling a Sora CX style bike for £950 after all.
The only makes I can find speccing 105 & discs for under £1k are Pinnacle & Merida.Posted 5 years ago
If anyone else has seen an Alu CX with dsics & 105 for under £1k please let me know as I’m looking for one at the moment. Rack & guard mounts also required (discounts the Merida unfortunately).davidtaylforthMember
Fair play to em. They might not be the best cross bike in the world, but the doe eyed orange fans (timc?) will be first in line if they want a cross bike. I’ve never really understood why – other, better bikes are available.
The road bikes were a prime example – absolute shockers, but they all sold out (I believe)
Its a shame, it sort of ruins the brand a bit. They’re good at making solid, single pivot sus bikes. But then all their other bikes just look like catalogue frames that havent been “designed” at all.Posted 5 years agocolin27Subscriber
It’s £200 cheaper than a similarly spec’d Spesh Tricross, I would say that’s pretty good value. Any brand has to move forward, and you can’t get away from the fact that road and cross are growing markets. This RX9 looks more utilitarian than proper cross, which should make it a success. Good on Orange trying to move their brand forward and not be stuck in the past – there are only so many Five’s they can sell after all!Posted 5 years ago
davidtaylforth – Member
orange fans (timc?)
I am an Orange fan, but im not bias (some may disagree), I dont like the look of that cyclo cross bike above for example.
I had steel C16r’s & P7’s in the 90’s & loved them & get peoples love for the iconic steel bikes, but I don’t get being hung up on the fact they have switched over to aluminium & used modern building techniques to bring a ‘Clockwork brand’ upto date for 2013. The fact it’s not steel doesnt mean its a bad bike & does it really look any worse than most Aluminium 29ers?Posted 5 years agorighogSubscriber
I am not sure how Orange are set up with bike designers, but if it was your job I am sure you would want a to design all different types of bike ?
Also I am sure the other people who work at Orange would want access to all different types of bike so why not have a go.
Not sure I would buy one though. (Happy Five Owner)Posted 5 years ago
I’m an Orange fan too. And I am biased. I ride one, I love it.
I’m happy to hold my hands up and say maybe I’m just uncomfortable with the changing market (29ers, 650b etc.,)
But of course a bike has to look good as well as ride well. I really don’t see what’s wrong with that statement.Posted 5 years ago
But that’s my point – I really don’t care about how a bike might ride if I’m never going to get on it/give it a chance because it makes my eyes bleed.
Of course, I accept beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that, but generally I’ve always liked Orange bikes so it feels like a design departure for them.Posted 5 years agotangMember
Kamakazie – contact rose they will build you a bike to your budget. This one is 1044 with a great build. They will tweak it to meet your budget.Posted 5 years ago
Looks good enough to me.
Not sure if it would keep up with my Roadrat on the rough but likely to be quicker on the road.
It is selling out after all the guff I have heard over the years from guys on Orange stands but the business has to survive. I bet most 5 and alpine ownrs have other bikes so why not sell them one.Posted 5 years agoMofMember
I like it… I even had one of those “I want one moments”. Have been contemplating a CX bike for ages, something to replace my Specialized Globe San Francisco commuter. Wanting something faster and more versatile. I was focusing on the Genesis Day One Alfine 8 and the Cotic Road Rat, but now I’m just confused. The hub gears just work better for commuting but I could be tempted to take a step back in time and go for one of those old fashioned swingey derailleur thingies.Posted 4 years ago
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