Orange Airo Frameset

4.31/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $350.00


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Orange Airo


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mykel Johnson a Downhiller from uk

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2002

Strengths:    very good jump frame

Weaknesses:    bottom bracket

Bottom Line:   
very very good frame part from on the older modles they have put a normal bb and on the new ones its a heavy duty one so go out and buy a misile cus there the next best thing to da aero.

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Favorite Trail:   ???????

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Rutland water cycles

Similar Products Used:   urrrrrr misile

Bike Setup:   Jump

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by euan crozier a Downhiller from fife scotland

Date Reviewed: January 10, 2002

Strengths:    strong, corners well inspires more confidence the bigger the air you get and generally is amazing on all aspects of the trails

Weaknesses:    dodgy orange dealer in my area

Bottom Line:   
must have bike for hard aggresive riding and confidece while riding big jumps and drops

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Favorite Trail:   innerliethen technical nightmare

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Similar Products Used:   ms isle

Bike Setup:   bomber z1s, three piece crank, mavic 521 and hope wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by polo monkey a Weekend Warrior from petoborough

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2001

Strengths:    strong

Weaknesses:    came with crap forks(manitou)

Bottom Line:   
exalant frame but comes with dodgy bits

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   jump

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mike Square a Weekend Warrior from uk

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2001

Strengths:    Strong frame,8.4 miles of stand over hieght ,high bottom bracket hight,indestructable gusseting um......Handles like a leming pumped with steroids(well).Nice 4" thick Down tube not likely to break this side of the millenium. handles much better with long travel forks( Z1 mcr qr20)

Weaknesses:    Rear gear cable rubs against brake mount (rear Mech cable)
easily fixed though,seat stays may flex with powerfull v-brake without brake booster.


Bottom Line:   
Smart bike if set up to how you like it.
Good for trials(zero too short+crap),Jump,trails,maybe even xc, could be used for duel but ms-ile better for that.
great for learning how to risk your life going up and down.
You either have to be really Stupid or amazingly god like to snap the frame.

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Favorite Trail:   do trials not trails

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Ga cycles (Southampton)

Similar Products Used:   Dr Hyde(identt) 14"
Kona Stuff 14"


Bike Setup:   Orange Air-O frame
Deore gear set up 9spd, DDG trials Cranks taya chain
rigid cro-mo forks, 24 seven bars+stem+grips
Azonic Hot seat =Titec seat post, Sun Mum-Muff on Deore hubs
Avid sd1 levers with ad3 brakes
Tioga 2.1 factary DH with IRC DOWNHILL TUBE
Hope that got you modaratly breathless.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Alistair Willimont a Weekend Warrior from Hertfordshire

Date Reviewed: April 5, 2001

Strengths:    Small flickable frame, Ideal for trials, street,and trails as long as your'e not too tall. Love it.

Weaknesses:    If I had to think of one I'd say the weight, although its not the heaviest out their by a long way.

Bottom Line:   
I have been riding this frame for just under a year now, and have never regreted choosing it, it is a great bike for, dare I say it "free-riding" (Uhg!) Its at home anywhere and instills a sense of confidence whether you are jumping over things or hopping up/off them.

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Favorite Trail:   Thetford Forest

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Madgets Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Cortina, Heavy tools, Beast of the east

Bike Setup:   Z1 CR's Hope DH4 front, Magura Rear, White Industries Cranks with DMR ring thing Azonic shorty with chubby bars

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by mallet from norfolk

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2001

Bottom Line:   
i am very pissed off with Orange. They have now had my frame for 6 weeks! 6 weeks.
I phoned orange after 2 weeks of them having it to be told that they still had not opened the box that i had sent the bike in, they said they would get it sorted straight away!
The next day i recieve a call from the shop where i bought it from to say they would replace it for me.
i was quite happy at this point as i thought i would have my bike sorted so i could ride again, later that day i recieved another call from the local bike shop saying that as it was a weld that had cracked they would weld it back up for me, i was cool with this as i was told that orange were normally quite quick, i guessed a bout 10 days (3 days welding(1 hours work), 3 days heat tretment(26 hour process), 2 days painting and 2 days gettting it to me)
So that brings the total up to 4 weeks.
By this time i was becoming quite upset (pictures of orange riders being used as a dart board on bedroom door type upset)
My local bike shop were becoming fed up with my 2 calls a day to see if it had arrived!
The shop said my best bet was to phone orange myself, so i did, the first time they siad that they would phone me back, they never did. Same story the next day, this time i made them promise that they would call me back, did they hell. The next day I phoned to inform them that i wanted to arrange a refund as i was trully pissed off, they said that i would have to arrange it with the shop. Anyway the shop phone me back saying that orange were not going to refund me but they would fix it instead. They hadn't even started, my bike had been sitting about for 4 weeks.
looking back i wish i had ridden the bike untill it had snapped then they would have had to have given me a new one!
Therefore i would just like to say orange has to be one of the worst companies ever!
This whole experience has left me feeling bitter and i intend on making everyone aware of this incredably poor 'service' they 'provide'.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rich a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: February 16, 2001

Strengths:    Very strong and excellent ride..makes you go for it!!

Weaknesses:    A little small for me maybe. 6'1" Though not a real problem.

Bottom Line:   
If they did an 18" it would have been perfect. As it is it is still a brilliant fun missile.I would have scored it 5/5 but for the lack of sizes..

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Z1 Bombers XT/XTR Race face seat pin..custom build.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by mallet from norfolk, uk

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2001

Strengths:    made in the uk, thick tubing, disc mount, 5 year warranty-

Weaknesses:    made in the uk, disc mount weld very weak, 2 other cracks. orange have had it now for three weeks, 6 phone calls, still no delivery date!

Bottom Line:   
it is a nice frame that rides well and is worth buying if you can put up with dodgy welds and can also do a bit of home welding when it brakes as orange certainly don't want to.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Similar Products Used:   dmr, cortina, pashley, santa cruz, azonic

Bike Setup:   many nice trials bits sitting in my local shop waiting for a frame!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DAVID C a Weekend Warrior from READING BERKSHIRE ENGLAND

Date Reviewed: November 20, 2000

Strengths:    SIZE STRENGTH OVERALL CLASS OF THE BIKE EASY TO JUMP AND PROFORM STUNTS ON

Weaknesses:    COULD HAVE HAD A BETTER COULOUR THAN BLACK LIKE THE COLOUR OF THE ARMY JACK FLASH

Bottom Line:   
BRILLIANT FRAME A MUST HAVE SO GO AND GET ONE NOW!!!!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   TILEHURST SULOUGM WOODS

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   SECOND HAND

Similar Products Used:   JACKFLASH NOT HALF AS GOOD BUT IT HAD THE UPPERHAND ON THE COLOUR

Bike Setup:   ZZYZX BULLET BROS I THINK THATS RIGHT 6" TRAVEL FORKS HYDROLIC BRAKES FRONT AND REAR,AZONIC HANDLE BARS AND AZONIC STEM WITH BONTRAGER RACE DISK WHEELSET,DMR RING THING,MIDDLEBURN RS7 TRIALS CRANK,ELITE SKEWERS FRONT AND REAR,S-5 HEADSET AND PANARACER FIRE XCPRO TYRES

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nic a Weekend Warrior from UK

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2000

Strengths:    Good price, great size and geometry

Weaknesses:    weight i suppose but its a jump frame so who cares

Bottom Line:   
I reccon this is one of the strongest frames around, hand built in the UK (always good) from top grade aluminium (DT, ie same as good spokes) 3mm wall thickness, 8mm thick dropouts.
Not totally indestructable, I know some one who has broken 2 ( and 2 missiles) but that was with triple clamps off a 12 foot drop to concrete, with a 15 foot flight. however, it was only the headtube that stretched out, the bike was still rideable. This does not make me give it a lower rating as any hard tail would self destruct with this type of riding. The best you can get!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   duel bike: hopes, azonic

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Quinton-Tulloch a Weekend Warrior from Somerset, England

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2000

Strengths:    Nice and small, incredibly strong, looks great, nice and stiff yet doesn't give a harsh ride.

Weaknesses:    None that I can find

Bottom Line:   
The ultimate duel slalom/dirt jumping frame - strong yet fairly light, easy to chuck about, stable in the air and encourages you to go faster and harder. If you're after long trail rides then it may be too small (although they do a medium sized version as well now) but if you're into street riding, dirt jumping or duel slalom then this could be the perfect bike for you. The short frame handles tight, twisty singletrack with ease and the low top-tube allows you to bring the bike up underneath you when jumping, and also allows you to bail more easily when things get a bit out of shape!

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Favorite Trail:   Bradley Hollow

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Bomber Z1BAMs, Hope Pro System disc brakes, MRP Duel Slalom chain device, XT/XTR, X-Lite stem, saddle + seatpsot, Roox Bomber 4.0 bars, Hope Bulb hubs, Mavic D321CD rims, IRC Kujo DH tyres.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rob a Downhiller from banbury, uk

Date Reviewed: January 20, 2000

Strengths:    strong, well built, british made, same rear end as msisle, cheaper then msisle, laodsa standover, alright price, £400 not £350, although i got it for £360 in the lesure lakes sale. encourages you to push your limits

Weaknesses:    uuuuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmm............................ encourages you to push your limits too far

Bottom Line:   
awesome frame awesome bike, as for the lack of bottle mounts, this is a jump bike not a xc bike, so if you want bottle mounts buy a xc bike instead.

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Favorite Trail:   new bottle

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   specialized rockhopper A1 FS

Bike Setup:   maz bomber z3 lt's single chainring

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tom Gallagher a Downhiller from England

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2000

Strengths:    Nice size very strong.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Nice bike, good price

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Favorite Trail:   Iford BMX Track

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Similar Products Used:   DMR Trailstar Azonic DS-1

Bike Setup:   None

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