Orange Patriot FR Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (5 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Saddle: SDG Bel Air
  • Headset: WTB Comp
  • Stem: Truvativ Hussefelt
  • Tyres: WTB Timberwolf 2.35 FR DNA
  • Rims: WTB Dual Duty FR
  • Hubs: Hope Pro 2
  • Fork: Fox 36 Van R 160mm
  • R shock: Fox DHX5 Coil

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

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

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2011

Strengths:    Its like a rocket downhill, never felt anything track like this does.

Weaknesses:    not the best of climbers and does suffer from chain suck and brake jack due to the fact its a single pivot but not anywhere near as bad as the magazines made out when it was released

Bottom Line:   
Price is frame only and in £

If you want something that will gun the DH in the UK and Europe but can climb back up with some cranking then this is all you need. It has its weakness as mentioned above but nothing comes down the hill like a Patriot (except a 222/223/224 for obvious reasons). feel is planted no matter what you throw it at and it always feels like your never giving it enough beans. The bike for a true DH speed nut or someone that enjoys trails but mainly the downs ;).

Price is a little high for a single pivot frame but your paying for a name and something truely specially in my eyes. This bike is not for everyone i'll admit and if you want something that doesnt have brake jack and that can climb better then look elsewhere.

also be careful putting standard tuned Air cans on this frame as it will completely bugger the feel. If your going to put a can on then get it tuned for this bike first. Preferably mojo or TF

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $1450.00

Purchased At:   Stif

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Big hit, SX trail, Viper RC 1.0(XC but ive taken it down all the same trails), Tomac Vanish

Bike Setup:   07 Patriot frame with Maxle and Fox DHX 5 coil. Lyrik Solo airs (160mm), Hone cranks, Saint brakes (on hope floaters), Atomlab aircorp/ GI hubs on DHR rims. X9/X7 mech and shifter, e13 guide, Hope headset + stem and Easton/DMR bars.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bxxer rider a Downhiller from UK

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2008

Strengths:    very strong realiable frame, also has already been called bomb proof by many and i can only agree

Weaknesses:    got though 5 mech hangers in a year

Bottom Line:   
great frame strong, great look :-), just a rock solid frame.

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Favorite Trail:   leckhampton daisy bank

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   noah's ark bikes and

Similar Products Used:   demo 8

Bike Setup:   its and older one with 6" travel but not the patriot 66, fox vanilla rc, marzocchi junior t pro fork and boxxer ride. hope m4 brakes and pro 2 hubs, xt deore drive setup with sram 991 chian, high rollers

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by tomocr a Weekend Warrior from Lossiemouth

Date Reviewed: August 11, 2008

Strengths:    Everything. Haven't had to replace a thing.

Weaknesses:    Although similar to the 2006 Patriot 66, it feels alot shorter. Price is defo a weekness.

Bottom Line:   
Absolutely bombproof. Downhill it is superb, tracking all ruts with no flex. I even entered the 2008 SITS with it whilst running Boxxer Teams up front. An effort to ride up but tearing past the XC guys on the slippy/muddy downhills brought a smile to my face.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $2850.00

Purchased At:   Sunset MTB

Similar Products Used:   None, this is my 3rd Patriot.

Bike Setup:   All standard apart from Boxxer Teams and Hope Vision 2's.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mikey Utton a Downhiller from Inverness, Scotland

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2008

Strengths:    Light, Strong, Sexy, Versatile, Easy to Maintain, Easy to Clean, No Linkage, No Flex, No quarterly bearing change, Climbs very well when the shock is set up correctly, Genius Cable Routing.

Weaknesses:    No ISCG Tabs

Bottom Line:   
This is by far the best bike i've ever tried and after 3 and a half years working in the local bike shop, numerous demo days/alpine adventures and a succession of top end bikes you can be sure that i've tried the rest. I have abused it for a year now and all i've changed is the B/B (XTR being the original). If you set it up correctly it will do anything from xc trails to full on DH. If you disagree, YOU'RE WRONG!!............Seriously.

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Favorite Trail:   The Mast, Dunkeld

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $6000.00

Purchased At:   Highland Bicycle Co

Similar Products Used:   Commencal Mini DH (Good), Giant Reign (pish), Santa Cruz Nomad (OK), Scott Ransom (Broken), Kona Coilair (wank), Rocky Mountain Slayer, (the worst ride i've ever had)

Bike Setup:   2008 Patriot with maxle rear end and evolver ISX 4 shock, 36 talas rc2, hope mono m4 (floating), xtr c/set, E 13 sts, Hope ProII/ Mavic 819, swamp thing 2.5 ust, X9, Hope Ceramic B/B, Truvativ/FSA Finishing Kit.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tom a Downhiller from london, england

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2007

Strengths:    This bike Is the nuts, i have it in the lime green so look like sex on wheels, it handles with everything you throw at it.

Weaknesses:    The forks have broken twice just doing the smallest of things so i will be up grading that, as far as the frame, there is nothing wrong there. the price could be better but the price for quality.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is very good for all types of riding, its very light and the adjustment on the frame make good for freeriding, xc, downhill and the commute to work. Every person that has riden my bike is very impressed, and would get one if the price was better.

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Favorite Trail:   chicksands

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $5500.00

Purchased At:   cycle surgury

Similar Products Used:   24 le dude, giant reign X1, kona stab.

Bike Setup:   fox 36 van R, hope pro 2 hubs, hope moto's, dmr wingbar, sram x9 through out.

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