So, what's with this Audi/Orange stereotype?

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  • So, what's with this Audi/Orange stereotype?
  • cynic-al
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    It’s just a bit of a cliche on here.

    Both hugely overrated.

    allthepies
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    I thought it was Santa Cruz + Audi + Surrey Hills πŸ™‚

    Perhaps Orange + Audi + Wasteland is the Northern equivalent πŸ˜‰

    bowie278
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    Both hugely overrated

    One of the most common cars on the road is Audi, and one of the most common bike brands on UK trails are Orange.

    They must be doing something right.

    gaz552
    Member

    Both brands are a bit overpriced maybe?

    My next cars most likely to be an audi a3. Why? because I like VW/Audi group cars, I need something bigger than what I currently have and I also want 4 wheel drive for when I’m towing a trailer to mx races. Does that make me a stereotype?

    bowie278
    Member

    Exactly gaz552… I’m with you. I ride an Orange… does this make me a stereotype?

    skindog
    Member

    I think the similarities are due to Audi using a single pivot suspension system on their cars which is more suitable for the British road conditions that these multi-link Kia versions. Plus Audi’s are hand built in the UK so your doing your bit for UK Plc.

    That is the way it is and will stay forever. Stop being so narrow minded with your new ideas.

    Premier Icon pictonroad
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    I *think* (and I might be wrong) that it’s just a bit of light hearted generalisation for the purposes of lampooning. I doubt it stands up to scrutiny.

    warns74
    Member

    Right…..let me see:

    Live in Surrey? – Check
    Drive Audi? – Check
    Ride Surrey Hills? – Check
    Own Orange? – Check
    Ride a 29er? – Check
    Give a cr4p about STW stereotypes or what anyone else thinks? – err no!!
    Love riding my bike? – hell yes! πŸ˜€

    ti_pin_man
    Member

    yeah it doesnt stand up to scrutiny very well unlike all bmw drivers being knobs which is so obviously a fact.

    kendo954
    Member

    i dont own a car (use work van)

    i own an orange alpine….. not sure what that makes me πŸ˜‰

    scruff
    Member

    Both affluent, inspirational, great marketing but under performing & overpriced.

    timc
    Member

    people dont like others having expensive stuff 😈

    flybywire
    Member

    what performs better than an Audi?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    There’s a couple of others that work, I remember being in Glentress car park one day and realising that every car was either an Octavia or Focus estate and every bike was a british-branded steel or titanium hardtail.

    i believe it started here:
    Urban Dictionary definition of SingleTrackWorld

    still funny πŸ™‚

    hora
    Member

    I bumped into abloke on a carbon Santa Cruz on Yoghurt pots/Surrey hills. He didnt laugh when I pointed out the obvious cliche…

    Coming from a northern bloke on a Orange.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    flybywire – Member

    what performs better than an Audi?

    Considering the number of times it’s an A4 estate, but the boot’s too small for bikes so they’re all on the roof, I’d say quite a lot of cars perform better πŸ˜‰

    Course, if it was in the boot nobody would be able to see your new XX1 drivetrain and tyres with 27.5 written on the side in 2 inch high letters.

    It’s funny because it’s true…DurrHurrHurr

    tazzymtb
    Member

    Normally both owned by portly gentleman of a middle aged type usually in middle management or IT. Usually obsessed with the badge and supposed status it confers than any actual quality of the the item.

    Rockplough
    Member

    Insecure much?

    It’s the new BMW + Specialized.

    Basically means you’re common as muck.

    bowie278
    Member

    I’ve seen a few posts/comments on here over time saying that people who ride Orange bikes must drive Audi’s, or if you have an Audi you must ride an Orange etc.

    It’s as if some of you are saying they’re a certain type of person, or they fit a certain stereotype due to the car they drive and the bike they ride? Tell me, what is this stereotype?

    Audi make great cars and Orange make great bikes so where’s the problem? And before we start I don’t drive an Audi, although I do ride a Five. It’s great for the kind of riding I do, and I like the look of it and find it great to ride.

    Premier Icon amedias
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    They must be doing something right

    marketing/brand image?

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    I own a pimped out Orange 5AM as it was my dream bike, I also own a totally stock Golf R32 (VAG so sort of Audi as it has same V6 and 4 motion) as my toy car as I always promised myself another V6 or V8 one day. That day came with retirement when I became financially able to afford both my dream bike and car.
    Day to day I however run about in a 1.3cdti 8 year old vauxhall combo van and ride a 2009 built On One 456 with holes in some of my riding kit and no fashion sense in general clothing.
    I don’t do fancy foreign holidays or eat in the poshest places prefferring a tasty bacon batch and a brew to fine dining.
    We all have our passions and preferences ansd things that are very special to us and treasured and if we were all the same it would be a very dull word. I never look down on people for what they do or don’t posess or own as whatever they treasure no matter what the value is their treasure.
    Having made my speech what I do hate to see is a mountain bike being treated like a fine piece of china displayed like a status symbol. They were made and designed for riding in mountains, if it gets scratched it’s no trauma, likewise why on gods earth have a performance car and never red line it or use Sports mode. The people that we have all seen with these types of machines are I believe the ones that STW and the rest of us mock in the car parks at trail centres……….I prepare to be told otherwise…….

    bikebouy
    Member

    Orange + Audi

    What if you own an Orange Audi 😳 πŸ˜€

    daveh
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    I’ve had fun with a couple of work colleagues telling them how my Mondeo is more exclusive than their 3 series (also works with Audi’s).

    Premier Icon timmys
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    I don’t really get the Audi/Orange thing

    I would have though the priorities to an Orange owner are simple effective engineering/easy to work on/buying British, and the their absolute lowest priority would be aesthetics. Therefore I would have thought a Land Rover Defender would be the closest fit.

    (Disclaimer; own an Audi, can’t see myself ever buying an Orange)

    banks
    Member

    Surely its Audi/VW T5 with a Santa Cruz with pikes now… Based on the people around the peaks anyway.

    I drive an Octavia vRS.

    I have a different British single-pivot 5-6″ travel 650b bike.

    Pimpmistress Jazz tells me God loves a trier.

    coogan
    Member

    I almost bought an Audi but would never buy an Orange. Happy to help.

    Rockplough
    Member

    I would have though the priorities to an Orange owner are simple effective engineering/easy to work on/buying British

    I think the priorities are saying those are your priorities, and denying it’s anything to do with being icy cool whilst secretly thinking ‘How icy cool am I!’.

    legend
    Member

    kendo954 – Member
    i dont own a car (use work van)
    i own an orange alpine….. not sure what that makes me

    A thief

    flybywire
    Member

    what performs better than an Audi?

    Considering the number of times it’s an A4 estate, but the boot’s too small for bikes so they’re all on the roof, I’d say quite a lot of cars perform better
    ——————————————–

    Agreed, bigger load carriers out there but great cars to live with. Carry loads well and comfortable/well built/fuel efficient (derv).

    Rockplough
    Member

    A thief

    legend by name…

    Premier Icon Suggsey
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    Legend you made me howl πŸ˜†

    Carry loads well and comfortable/well built/fuel efficient.

    Mondeo? Vectra? Passat? Even a *gasp* BMW?

    (And they’ve all got better boot space)

    Premier Icon Sundayjumper
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    I would have though the priorities to an Orange owner are simple effective engineering/easy to work on/buying British, and the their absolute lowest priority would be aesthetics. Therefore I would have thought a Land Rover Defender would be the closest fit.

    My neighbour rides an Orange and drives a Defender.

    They’re old-fashioned designs that are badly built and unreliable.

    Perfect match πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon darrenspink
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    The older I get the more I want a Defender, unfortunately the older Defender’s are getting the more expensive they are.

    philfive
    Member

    What does this mean?

    Ferarri FF and Orange Five

    scruff
    Member

    Ferarri FF and Orange Five AT BIKE PARK WALES FTW !

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