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  • wattsymtb
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    I was always under the impression that any orange with strange on it was a prototype (so therefore was not one certain bike).

    I might be wrong.

    Edit: After a quick google I’m fairly sure I’m right.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    wot he said.

    mattbibbings
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    Indeed, ‘strange’ is anything orange are prototyping.

    Sound like you have spotted a new alpine-Esk bike Shreck. Probably rides like an Alpine 😉

    shreck
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    Thanks everyone.

    shreck
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    Any one got one how do they ride,what’s the difference between this and a alpine?

    simon side
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    Probably rides like an PATRIOT

    There fixed that for you 😉

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Yah, there are many stranges, some are stranger than others, some are actually pretty boring. Are you by any chance looking at a green Strange Alpine?

    Or a pink one?

    Premier Icon jam bo
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    I’ve got a strange 5. Standover of a 16″, TT length of an 18″, short chainstays. Slacker head angle. It rocks.

    Like Jam bo said, they did sell a 5/alpine/patriot to the public under the strange ‘brand’ a few years ago.

    06awjudd
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    I’m guessing he’s seen the funky looking orange coloured strange at Eurobike. Long travel 29er without the stupid wheelbase mmmmmmmmmm. :mrgreen:

    LoCo
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    Strange are generally protos, have ridden quite a few over the years, some crazy low bb ones which we built skid plates for 😯 and broke people.
    Favorite was the Steve Peat 224 which fitted perfectly.

    xiphon
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    The strange frames were never “sold” to the public – often Orange gave them to testers (or sold them to them for a small fee).

    If the tester wanted to sell their strange on the 2nd hand market, they could.

    There was a load of ‘Alpine 5’ Strange bikes kiking about a few years back. They became the Alpine 160. Also remember a couple of Strange 5’s a few years ago, one a light weight, the other beefed up. Don’t think much came of the light weight but most of the changes from the beefed up one arrived on the 2011 bike.

    GaryLake
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    The 160mm 29er Strange at Eurobike looks nuts – would love a go on that!

    mojo5pro
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    There has been the odd “strange” sold to the public via “offers” on the orange website.

    catvet
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    I have an Orange orange Strange frameset 650b

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    Does anyone know if all orange frames have a ‘strange’ stamp on them? My old style five has ‘strange’ stamped on the seat tube but it’s conciled by the swing arm. The frame is stickered up as a orange Five not a ‘strange.

    legend
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    Orange used to market “Strange” geometry, meant bugger all other than having a same “Strange” sticker on the bike, so it may well just be from that. How old is it?

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    2005 I think, I bought the frame second hand. I’m not really bothered cos I love it but just made me wonder when I came across it.

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