Orange Stage 4 Factory

Orange has quietly been building up its line in the major wheel sizes (27.5 and 29 inch). They’ve removed the Segment short-travel 29er from their line-up and now have the Stage 4 in its place. The Stage 4 is a 29er with 110mm of rear travel, Boost 12 x 148mm rear hub spacing and geometry optimized around a 120mm travel fork. The rear pivot on the Stage 4 (and on all of Orange’s updated bikes) has been moved slightly rearward and upward allowing Orange to reach their suspension sensitivity and progressivity goals with the single-pivot layout. Key geometry numbers show a 67.5-degree head angle and 74.5-degree effective seat tube angle, making it a comfortable climber. Reach on the Large is 461mm with a 1188mm wheelbase. Chainstays are a classic 435mm.

The Factory build shown features a dialed set-up with SRAM X01 Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, FOX Factory suspension, Hope Tech 3 E4 brakes with 200mm rotor up front and 183mm rotor out back and a FOX Transfer dropper post. The Stage 4 comes in 10 custom colors with upgrade options available.

Strange DH 29 Prototype

Strange is the prototype division of Orange. An evolution of their 324 DH platform, the Strange DH29 is a close-to-production prototype and Orange has confirmed that we’ll see the bike at the races in 2018. This 29er DH rig gets 180mm of rear travel and is built for a 200mm-travel fork. The frame uses 150mm rear axle spacing, has 465mm chainstays, a 64.5-degree head angle and on the size Large, reach is 446mm with a 1268mm wheelbase. Build kit options are TBD right now. The team has been giving positive feedback, and they haven’t wanted to give back their prototypes.

www.orangebikes.co.uk is where you need to go for some single pivot lovin'.

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