Orange 1999 E4 Hardtail Bike

5/5 (4 Reviews)


Product Description

Orange E4


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MB a Weekend Warrior from Southampton

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2008

Strengths:    Light, quick, good up hills.

Weaknesses:    Unable to take a rear disc brake.

Bottom Line:   
A lightweight MTB that is smooth to ride (used mainly for commuting) and because of it's light weight, requires little effort to get up hills. Just a shame that a rear disc brake can't be fitted, but not a major problem.
Nice to see that us British can still make excellent bikes.

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Favorite Trail:   Holy Grail Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Marin Palisades.

Bike Setup:   XT shifters, XT cranks, XT front and rear mechs, Avid Juicy 3 front disc brake, Avid rear calipers, Continental slicks, Ritchey headset, Manitou front forks.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Jones a Cross Country Rider from Shrewsbury, Shropshire UK

Date Reviewed: September 13, 2007

Strengths:    Light, stiff, quick and responsive. It's British and it works!!

Weaknesses:    Showing it's age a bit now.....you can't fit disks, but who needs to stop in the wet anyway??

Bottom Line:   
I've had this bike since 1999 and haven't felt the need to change it yet! She still performs like the high end race bike she is and I've not found a hardtail yet that I'd swap her for. Mind you I'm getting older now and something a little more plush is getting more tempting, maybe an Orange 5 with disks??..........I'd still keep the old girl for when I felt the need for speed though.

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Favorite Trail:   Around here? I'm spoiled for choice!!

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Purchased At:   Pearce Cycles Ludlow

Similar Products Used:   GT Zaskar LE, Orange Clockwork (or should that be Clockwork Orange??) Marin.

Bike Setup:   Pace pro class fork, Hand built Hope/217 wheel set, Middleburn RS7 Chainset, XT Groupset, Easton Stem & Kore Seatpost and riser bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Weekend Warrior from Worcs

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2000

Strengths:    Very Light & comfortable (for a hardtail)
Stood up to a weeks downhilling in Morzine!!!


Weaknesses:    Seem to get a fair amount of chainsuck even with new rings.

Bottom Line:   
I can't fault it as a hardtail & it's British!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Pearce Cycles (Frame only £300)

Similar Products Used:   Various GT's, Treks, Specialized, Univega & Evo2

Bike Setup:   Marzochi Z3 m80 (class fork for the money), All XT, Sus & Tiglide running on 517's.

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by bob a Cross-Country Rider from London

Date Reviewed: September 6, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Why can't I find any reviews for ANY orange bikes on this site ? In the UK mags Orange bikes get great reviews, although I just bought a Kona Kula I would have liked to get reviews on other makes. COME ON guys someone must ride ORANGE !

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Duration Product Used:   
tested or demo'ed only


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