When does the new become more than a bandwagon? When we test a theory and the concept still rolls.
It's no secret we've been playing with both 29er full suspension and hardtail design for some time now. We had to. When the industry pushes one way we often end up wielding a weighty cynic stick as we get dizzy bludgeoning the pointlessness of it all but we still have to test, test and test again and convince ourselves its more than just marketing speak. That takes time but once the testing is done and we have convinced ourselves of the pros and cons we’ll push on in our own way. Introducing the new Orange Gyro!
Built around our proven and reliable folded aluminium chassis technology and construction, the Gyro is the latest development of the classic Orange single pivot design with geometry specifically developed to retain our characteristic handling agility and matching it with mile devouring poise and efficiency. The virtue of big wheels combined with angles from the masters of geometry.
The Maxle back end delivers 110mm of travel and promoting complete confidence it balances with the 120mm fork to create a truly efficient but sensitive ride. A standards-friendly 49/49mm head-tube and 34.9 seat-tube add front-end stiffness and dropper seatpost compatibility, while the trademark monocoque and custom butted 6061-T6 Reynolds tubing form an obvious lightweight silhouette. Every part a 29er, but still so blatantly Orange…
|Tubeset:||Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube|
|Rear Shock:||Fox Factory RP23 Kashima|
|Swing Arm:||Maxle Swingarm|
|Forks:||Fox 32 Float 29er 120 Factory Fit RLC Kashima|
|F Mech:||Shimano SLX|
|R Mech:||Shimano XT Shadow RDM780 10sp|
|Shifters:||Shimano SLX R Fire +|
|Chainset:||Race Face Evolve XC 10sp Turbine rings X Type|
|Brakes:||Avid Elixir 5 180/160|
|Wheelset:||Formula 15QR/12mm, Mavic TN319 29er|
|Tyres:||Continental Mountain King 2.2 29er|
|Headset:||Cane Creek 40.ZS49/10.EC49 Tapered Steerer|
|Stem:||Race Face Ride XC|
|S Post:||Race Face Ride XC|
|Saddle:||SDG Bel Air|
|H Bars:||Orange HotRod 700|
|B Bracket:||Race Face X Type|
More Information: orangebikes.co.uk
pigman65 said on: 30 March 2012 17:35Lol,it's my Five but with big wheels and shit brakes !
MrPeaski said on: 30 March 2012 18:54It will probably get good reviews for the ride (it IS an Orange), but boy does it look WRONG.
oodboo said on: 30 March 2012 21:49I think it looks better than the five. Still over priced and soon to be over rated though.
pigman65 said on: 31 March 2012 00:53A cynical lot aren't we !!
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