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  • That Orange ebike, crivens!
  • Premier Icon grum
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    This is next level ugly, I want one.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Let’s guess the price.

    i reckon £7000

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    How do you know it’s an eBike? It looks like all their others.

    Premier Icon grum
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    Very close zippy! In fact I’ll give you that. £6900

    I know because I actually read an article on the main page. Weird eh?

    Premier Icon finbar
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    I particularly like how they’ve achieved 4 different angles each on both the downtube and toptube 😀

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    How do you know it’s an eBike? It looks like all their others.

    😀

    Premier Icon pickle
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    They were pretty way ahead of the ebike game back 2005

    Premier Icon grum
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    I particularly like how they’ve achieved 4 different angles each on both the downtube and toptube

    Thanks for pointing that out I think that’s why it’s genuinely quite unsettling to look at.

    Premier Icon z1ppy
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    Finally they’ve dumped the slab battery, all their E-bike range looks loads better, pity it’s only 504Wh

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    Given that’s a 36 on the front that’s one chunky / bloated looking bike…..

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    How do you know it’s an eBike? It looks like all their others.

    Ha!

    Premier Icon grum
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    I actually really like the look of the Propain Ekano from the article on the front page but they’ve stuck with 504 w/h battery for 2021 also

    Premier Icon OwenP
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    Why am I reminded of flying boats?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Very close zippy! In fact I’ll give you that. £6900

    …for the base spec one. £8300 for a nice* one.

    *I mean, it’s an Orange, so all relative.

    Premier Icon ta11pau1
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    I like the weld a quarter of the way down the downtube, for no apparent reason…

    Although, in ugly terms, this is running it a close second…


    I’m sure it functions well, but it’s the “well, we ain’t got space for the shock thee wants, what should we do, Albert? Cut hole in’t down tube, Bob!”

    Orange make lovely looking bikes…

    Premier Icon kimbers
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    every branch on the way down the ugly tree

    but this is a problem with E bikes in general

    The downtubes always look massively oversized compared to the top tube

    Premier Icon grum
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    This is a nice looking bike IMO

    Premier Icon funkmasterp
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    Given that’s a 36 on the front that’s one chunky / bloated looking bike…..

    The fork looks like ill and brittle. Like it will snap under the weight of the destroyer class bike frame attached to it.

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    “website blocked due to trojan” (mwbytes)

    anyone else getting that for this page?

    Premier Icon grum
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    I dread to think how much they actually weigh, they don’t seem to publish that for some reason.

    Premier Icon sharkattack
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    Holy mother of Jeebus. That is grotesque. The one kind thing I can say about it is that Nicolai have an even uglier e-bike.

    You can’t get it that wrong when everyone else is getting their act together.

    I’ll take one of these please

    Premier Icon unovolo
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    You would think nowadays with CAD and 3D modelling you would be able to design something that looks good in the virtual world before setting something down in the metal, but that just looks like a turd and thats coming from someone who quite likes the appearance of regular Orange bikes.

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    Irony mode/

    They’re taking advantage of the huge amount of redundant office furniture now available due to Covid – you’ve gotta make something out of all those dead filing cabinets!

    Premier Icon Klunk
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    I can’t get over the size of the dinner plate on the back ? is that so you get the fat **** up 1% incline with a flat battery ?

    Premier Icon fingerbang
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    That plasticky looking downtube reminds me of this…

    Premier Icon plus-one
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    Utterly hideous kill it with fire etc. likely sell loads 🙁

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    Thread of the year, I’m crying!!!

    Premier Icon jkomo
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    Jesus wept

    Premier Icon grum
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    It’s almost artistic in it’s visual dissonance. Put it in the Tate with a generated artybollocks statement.

    My work ‘Orange Phase’ explores the relationship between consumerist fetishism and unwanted gifts. With influences as diverse as Nietzsche and Joni Mitchell, new variations are manufactured from both mundane and transcendant structures.

    Ever since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by the endless oscillation of relationships. What starts out as contemplation soon becomes manipulated into a dialectic of distress, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the prospect of a new beginning.

    As momentary phenomena become clarified through frantic and repetitive practice, the viewer is left with a clue to the darkness of our existence.

    https://www.artybollocks.com/generator.html

    That was genuinely the first statement I generated BTW, it’s strangely apt.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Christ, they’ve gone and made one that’s even uglier than the new Whyte ebike!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    This is a major issue! I was lusting after a new bike the other day, my son says, No get an ebike!
    I’m like No! it’s utterly impossible to lust after an ebike! They’re so **** ugly and twice the price of a beautiful Rocky Mountain.
    It’s like your next car – you can choose between a Kia Soul and a Nissan Duke. Ah, erm that’s ok, I’ll stick with my old Passat cheers.

    Premier Icon duckman
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    6900? You must be kidding; this is only £70 and does the same job on the Grandson.

    https://www.gratefireplaceaccessories.co.uk/br/accessories/fire-guards-and-fire-screens/4-fold-fire-screens

    Premier Icon chestrockwell
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    Meh, every E-Bike pictured above looks hideous so the Orange is in good company.

    Premier Icon brads
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    Love Orange bikes, I actually think they look superb.

    TBh mine gets loads of compliments. The e bike looks pretty much like the rest of them and to be fair most e bikes look odd.

    Premier Icon andykirk
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    I don’t understand why most E-bike designers insist on trying to mould the battery/ motor ‘into’ the frame and don’t just treat each element as separate. You end up with all these ugly profiled bits which don’t really do anything other than attempt to ‘smooth the lines’ and the proportions end up looking like a dog’s dinner.

    Someone on here has a beautiful DIY E-bike where the ‘E-bike’ parts are just bolted onto a ‘normal’ frame, and it looks great.

    If any bike manufacturers want to hire me I am available.

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    I’m an orange fan but I’m struggling with that.

    As someone said, too many conflicting angles. Just looks messy.

    Premier Icon halifaxpete
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    I’m a filing cabinet fan but even compared to the older Orange Ebikes thats not pretty. TBH the only Ebike that looks alright is the Levo SL IMO

    Premier Icon whatyadoinsucka
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    Guess the weight, I’m going to start with a conservative guesstimate of a metric tonne

    Premier Icon davosaurusrex
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    It’s the downtube / headtube interface that’s makes small children run away crying. I have an E-Sommet and even I can’t stomach the look of that Orange

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Halifax’s Moving Castle.

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