It's the fight in the man
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Churton Park, Wellington, NZ
Bikes: Pace RC200 F2 (British Built!)
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Orange bikes are great, I used to have an Orange Clockwork which was a totally rigid bike.
To help you with your question, I'd be tempted to get the 2001 bike, and upgrade to Hope brakes when you have the money.
There must be loads of bikes out there that can compete with the Orange at this price point, but I'm not so into the jump scene, so can't give you much advice on that.
If you can, ride both of the bikes, and see which one you prefer...if you really want to choose the colour of the bike, then you might aswell go for the 2002 model....
Cheers, and let us know how you get on!
Making New Zealand a safer place :)