Mountain Biking - Anyone ridden an Orange suspention MTB?
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January I will get a bike called Orange Big-T that costs €3600 with 18" suspention frame hooked with a Manitou Swinger Coil that gives 7" travel. The bike comes with a crappy fork that I plan to later change to 180mm Manitou dual crown fork. My bike dealer dude said this is the best freeride bike to get off Orange because most new Orange MTB bikes with suspention frames are expensive & do not have a variety of sizes but my bike dealer & most people in Spain do not know much about Orange bikes or even have them. I am just asking you peeps who own or ridden suspentioned Orange MTBs if the Orange Big-T is a good deal or a ripp off but regardless of answere I will get this bike anyways, I have never owned a freeride.
12-24-06, 01:15 PM
but regardless of answere I will get this bike anyways,
its the worst bike ever made, but i hope you enjoy it.:rolleyes:
12-24-06, 02:38 PM
That thing looks beyond heavy...
12-24-06, 02:43 PM
That's a sweet bike. The only problem I have ever heard about orange bikes it thats the swing arm is a bit weak but I'm guessing they have fixed that by now. Get some real pics of the bike once its in and hope you like it!
12-24-06, 03:11 PM
but, but, but, it's green, not orange.
12-24-06, 03:16 PM
i hear there crap
12-24-06, 04:08 PM
I love the name, I wish it was on a different bike...
12-24-06, 04:19 PM
I dont have any experience with them, but from what I have heard the swingarms are usually the first things on the bikes to go.
But i'm only going on stories, so dont quote me on this.
12-27-06, 02:58 PM
they feel funny when you ride them i find. everything seems a little small and close. could just be me tho :)
12-29-06, 09:29 AM
One of my good friends has an Orange 224 Great Britain and absolutly loves it. I have taken it for a few runs and can also say that the bike is wicked. The 224 GB is also really light, something like 34 lbs, but everything on it is absolutly primo.
here is what his looks like. He swapped out all the Raceface diabilous for lighter weight Thomson parts.
Steve Pete rides for them, they are burly bikes. And since it is a single pivot frame it will be stiff as hell. (Lateral movement) I am thinking about the 224 myself.
Steve Pete rides for them
Are you sure about that? He USED to...
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