Orange Patriot 7+ Freeride Full Suspension

4.88/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $2000.00


Product Description

  • Fork: Manitou Stance Blunt 150 1.5
  • R shock: Manitou Swinger Coil 4 way
  • Brake levers: Hayes FX9HD
  • S Post: Truvativ XR


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tsimpson1993 a Downhiller from selby, england

Date Reviewed: December 18, 2010

Strengths:    very strong frame, good standard components, excellent build quality, very much a do-it-all bike.

Weaknesses:    lack of compatibility of 1.5" headset.

Bottom Line:   
another brilliant bike from a brilliant company.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   orange 22X

Bike Setup:   manitou sherman breakout forks, hope m4 brakes, raceface cranks bar and stem, mavic ex729s on hope hubs, (tf tuned) fox van RC shock.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by y6qw4t64t4 a Downhiller from 45rtw6

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2009

Strengths:    nice bike

Weaknesses:    y5y53ey53

Bottom Line:   
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Favorite Trail:   w54y6w5ywy64w5

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   5yseys5y

Similar Products Used:   5rty5yt

Bike Setup:   5y35y

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by davide valentini a Weekend Warrior from italy

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2006

Strengths:    Such a beautiful object, my one is in fox grey colour an has menacing Weaponry aspect (confess I bought only for that). Extremely stiff, not only in the front as you can guess looking at frame front construction but also at the swingarm. Reasonable weight (16 frame weights 4.400 kg with dhx 5)It is an English product and (like Pace forks)they look so different. You feel they are not 'globalized' as many Us

Weaknesses:    unbalanced weight, it seems like you have 3/4 of the weight high in the front of the frame at the head junction. High bb. Not so confortable (see below). Chain growth (if you see that as a problem...)

Bottom Line:   
This frame is so stiff, especially when compared to Heckler (great frame but so flexy). This is not necessarly only a good attribute, infact the same fork and shox wich where so confortable on Heckler hardly absorb small bumps here. What you have is a very precise bike when going fast but not so confortable couse all the absorbing job is upon suspensions. So always mount it with a great front fork ad with Dhx Rear, not even think about Progressive or other. BB is very high at 38cm so use a great rear sag 40%. A good idea may be to mout a 212mm rear shox instead of 222, you'll have a little less travel but low bb and open front angle (just like recent dh trend). I've tried with 200mm dhx 5 and bike still handles well (thanks to great stiffness). You can, In my opinion find more updated projects with modern geometry (low bb)and refined rear suspension but you can't find a stiffer and better looking product

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   demo

Similar Products Used:   Bullit, Heckler, Commencal, Specialized Enduro

Bike Setup:   Fox 36 Van 2007 160mm, Fox dhx 5 coil, C Max xl wheels, many xtr parts, Kenda Nevegals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dan from Winchester, UK

Date Reviewed: June 6, 2006

Strengths:    bombproof frame, great looks, 1.5 head tube looks massive!
perfect amount of travel for uk riding


Weaknesses:    if you want to use 1.5 forks on it you are stuck with manitou, shame there isn't more choice of forks with a 1.5 headtube on the market.

Bottom Line:   
i love this bike, i use it for everything from street and dirt jumping to downhill and drops, you can even ride it uphill relativley easily if you put the seat up.
my riding has progressed hugely since i go this, it just gives me so much confidence to go bigger.
the travel is ideal for riding in the uk and it will take everything but the biggest hits with ease.
overall a top bike!
i bought it secondhand for £600 which was a bargain but brand new its not so cheap :(

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   kona stinky, stinky deelux, specialised big hit

Bike Setup:   manitou sherman forks, 5th element, hope minis, irc el gatos, alex rim with hope 20mm front hub, and atomlab rear wheel.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by nathan a Downhiller from england Gloucester

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2006

Strengths:    This frame feels very stiff to ride and with a good set of forks feels invinsable. This bike is also fine for light cross country rides

Weaknesses:    The only promblem i can really find is the head set size but apart from that its faultless

Bottom Line:   
I have used this in the dragons downhills and competed with much heavier bike and mines held up fine. Go on get one

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   gaint

Bike Setup:   boxxers, mrp, middleburn cranks, raceface diablose stem, easton bars, raceface bottom bracket, lock ons. hope hubs and discs, mavic rims, and maxxis high rollers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Harry Walkling a Downhiller from Kelkheim, Germany

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2005

Strengths:    Great Handling, Stiffness and Over All Quality. The Bike allows many different styles of riding including longer uphill sections

Weaknesses:    Somewhat noisy, not as easy to ride like a Big Hit. You`ve got to work a lot and you better watch out for the right lines

Bottom Line:   
Really marvellous Bike, separates the men from the boys.

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Favorite Trail:   Morzine DH

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Big Hit, Rotwild RFC 0.2

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi Z1 FR ETA 05 and a 888 with 7 inch of travel for DH.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by roger a Weekend Warrior from hong kong

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2005

Strengths:    Handles great at all but slow speeds, 1.5 head tube with 170mm manitou's is strong and light. Whole bike feels indestructible in ways I have never felt before. Bike likes being thrown about roughed up and you come out with a big smile. Whole bike about 35Ibs - climbs very well.

Weaknesses:    Tricky to handle at slow speed, but I try to go quick 90% of time. No other gripes

Bottom Line:   
Very nice alround bike for rough rocky trails which need 7 inches of travel all the time. Great for jumping even hucking.


Forks hug the ground at high speed, shock sucks up bumps up the climbs. Hope mono6ti rounds out a very nice package.

Its madness.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   second hand

Similar Products Used:   UZZI SL, ELLSWORTH ID

Bike Setup:   Sherman 170 forks, 5th element shock, hope mono6, deemax wheels, maxxis 2.35 tyres

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lano Lanham a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2005

Strengths:    Single pivot simplicity, Different from most others, light for it's application.

Weaknesses:    None yet

Bottom Line:   
It's all good!

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Favorite Trail:   pclanham@bigpond.com

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Similar Products Used:   
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Bike Setup:   Z-150's, 5th element deemax wheels yada yada yada

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