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2012 Orange Carb-O Road Bike

2012 orange carb o road bike   2012 Orange Carb O Road Bike

With the long list of bicycles released for 2012, the Carb-O road bike from Orange Bikes is one of the bikes that quickly became very popular. Thanks to Easton, this road bike takes pride in its very reputable wheels and cockpit parts.

Aside from its Easton finishing kit, this carbon-fiber road bike comes complete with a full Shimano 105 drivetrain. Featured by the Carb-O is a monocoque front triangle, which has UD carbon fibers and comes with a lugged carbon rear end.

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Uniquely designed, the 2012 Orange Carb-O Road Bike is one of the very few bikes for 2012 released for that feature a chain set as well as brakes to go with the 105 transmission. While it has a tapered headtube, things are kept simple on the Carb-O with features like a BB30 bottom bracket.

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Orange Bikes Limited Edition Five Pro Blackout

orange bikes limited edition five pro blackout   Orange Bikes Limited Edition Five Pro Blackout

Only 20 bikes available, the Five Pro Blackout is a very limited edition version from Orange Bikes. Ten of the bikes will be decorated with special edition Hope Tech X2′s brakes while the other ten can be upgraded to the Hope Tech M4 SE’s but both versions are black anodized with green highlights.

It is called Blackout because it does not have any other offbeat colors; hence, it is really blacked out with a perfect match of blacked out levers and calipers and the Hope hubs and lightweight floating rotor. Completing the fully tricked out stoppers are the Ti bolts that shave a few grams.

Maintaining the Orange Bikes trademark, this fast handling trail bike is low-slung and tough enough to handle a black run and a wide range of situations. After years of planning and manufacturing, the Orange Bikes Limited Edition Five Pro Blackout is definitive Orange bike masterpiece.

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2011 Orange 322 Prototype DH Frame

2011 orange 322 prototype dh frame   2011 Orange 322 Prototype DH Frame

The latest downhill prototype rig, 322 Prototype DH Frame, has been released by Orange Mountain Bikes for 2011. It is the third generation of the 22X family so it is called 322.

Riders are provided with progression without having to use a link. This is due to the major changes made.
Along with the 1.5″ headtube and slimmer tubing, the pivot is made lower compared to the previous 224. Also, there is a new spot for the mounting of the front of the shock.

This 2011 Orange 322 Prototype DH frame will be used by the MTBcut race team in the 2011 World Cups.

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2011 Orange Alpine 160

2011 orange alpine 160   2011 Orange Alpine 160

Orange Bikes modified a bit of something on its Alpine 160 for 2011. Stemming from the Alpine Five prototype, the Alpine 160 features a tapered headtube, hydroformed top tube from Reynolds, Fox 36 160 float R TS fork and an oversized monocoque downtube. It has a 6061 aluminum seat tube that comes with a 30.9mm diameter for more seatpost options. The result is a more responsive bike with a Fox Float RP23 shock that stresses lateral stiffness and maximum traction, ideal for descents and climbs.

The 2011 Alpine 160 also brings a Race Face X type bottom bracket, flat pedals, Truvativ handlebar, stem and post and SDG Bel Air saddle to the table. Its aggressive geometry is well matched to the Cane Creek headset, Mavic rims, Maxxis Hi Roller tires and DT Swiss spokes on the bike. MSRP is £2999.99.

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2011 Orange 224 Evolution

2011 orange 224 evolution   2011 Orange 224 Evolution

The 2011 Orange 224 Evolution follows the footsteps of its predecessors and stays true on aiming to deliver winning performance in downhill racing. Available in two models, World Cup and Race, 224 Evo features stiff front and rear ends further strengthened by oversized single-pivot assembly by Orange.

The 224 Evo’s unique headtube system, adjustable shock mount and wide axle clamp presets the option for adjusting the head angle, BB height and wheelbase. This makes it a more flexible DH bike to suit different trails, roads and terrains.

The 224 Evo World Cup and Race tubesets are made from Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium. Rear shocks are Fox DHX RC4 with 12mm bolt thru swingarm. The 224 Evo World Cup carries Rock Shox Boxxer World Cup Solo Air MC 200mm while the 224 Evo Race has a Rock Shox Boxxer RC.

Being a high-end race bike, the 224 Evo World Cup is equipped…

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Orange Bikes 2011 Mountain Bikes Five Models

orange mountain bikes 2011 five 1 300x194   Orange Bikes 2011 Mountain Bikes Five ModelsOrange Bikes introduces 2011 Five models that promises to be low slung, quick and flexible to cater to your demands. The four models are the Five All-Mountain, the Five Pro, The Five S and the Five SE or Special Equipment tag which will be available on October 2010.

Orange Bikes uses a monocoque construction mixed with custom butted 6061-T6 Reynolds tubes. Because of this, you get a tapered headtube that is both light and stiff. For dropper seat posts, there’s a 30.9 mm seat-tubes and ISCG mounts to fit a chain device if need. The suspension is kept well balanced by the single pivot position working with the bearing system.

For mountain trails that you can consider close to those like the Alps, the Five AM package is the one you should have. It was designed to be a cross-breed of the Alpine 160 and the Five so you…

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Orange Bikes Will Use Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock

orange bikes cane creek double barrel shock   Orange Bikes Will Use Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock

Orange Bikes will start using Cane Creek Double Barrel Shocks on select mountain bike models. The models to expect using the Cane Creek Double Barrel Shock are the Alpine 160, 224 Evolution, and Blood Bikes, and will feature Öhlins’ Twin Tube technology. Due to design, you are allowed full control of rebound and compression, which is achieved by oil circulating throughout the valving, while other shocks use the main piston.

Cane Creek Double Barrel shocks use four way adjustments for you to tune for high and low speed compression and high and low speed rebound, which can simply be done by hand. No need for aftermarket tunes due to the external adjustment, you can easily customize and setup for type of riding or weather conditions. Orange Bikes packages three different spring rates per model, while picking one depends on your weight. Upgrading to…

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