Orange 224 GBR DH Downhill Full Suspension

DESCRIPTION

  • Fork: RS Boxxer Race 200mm
  • R shock: Fox DHX5 Coil
  • Saddle: SDG Bel Air
  • Stem: Race Face Diabolus
  • Tyres: Maxxis Hi Roller Super Tacky 2.5
  • Hubs: Hope Pro 2
  • Shifters: SRAM X.0

USER REVIEWS

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[May 23, 2008]
bikingdug
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light as hell yet strong and reliable. simple- only 1 pivot. skips over rocks but doesn't throw your feet of as I run flat pedals.

Weakness:

nothin

this is the best bike that i have ever ridden and raced. It srvived a whole weekend at fortbill wi no problems. much lower running costs than multi pivot bikes but still works better.
IF U DON'T HAVE ONE BUY ONE NOW!!!!!

Similar Products Used:

kona stab supreme, iron horse sunday, 223, v10, m3

[May 05, 2008]
Tony
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Weight - light with stock parts. Lighter with a few changes.
Geometry - Adjustable HA / BB height.
Simplicity - single pivot.
Spec - Fit your choice of grips and pedals , nothing else to change , top shelf parts throughout. Note on the price above: I bought a used bike and saved heap$$$

Overall , a beautiful DH race bike.

Weakness:

A bit tricky to get the shock tuned for BIG hits , bottoms easily due to falling shock rate at the end of travel. Solution - wind up bottoming resistance , ride smoother and dont huck it. Its a race bike !

Shock hardware (pins) were bent after a short time , this may have been the work of the previous owner ? Replaced with 8mm shank HT shoulder bolts , so far , so good.

The most outstanding characteristic of this bike is the geometry. I was immediately cornering faster and with more confidence than on my old bike. My race times fell by 5% (at least)
I love the adjustable BB height. I rolled up to a very rocky rutted DH race course with the BB in a low position , was clipping rocks and roots galore first 2 runs. Moved the shock shuttle to raise the BB 20mm.....problem solved without a huge trade off in cornering stability , whilst Sunday riders were trashing pedals and crank arms with no option other than pick better lines !

Probably overkill for the weekend warrior type DHer , but for serious racers , its a weapon ! Try to test ride one if possible. I did......one ride and I had to buy one.

Similar Products Used:

03 Kona Stinky , 03 Giant DH

[Apr 20, 2007]
Chris Powell
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

A guy i know has one due to him and his friend being Orange addicts and this is just the bike.

Weakness:

Give you a tendancy to think you are a king and better than everyone else.

This is the bike obviously. If you get better i would be surprised "from a box that is". Get it, if you have the money just get it.

[Feb 10, 2007]
Thomas
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Everything it is i lovely lookin bike it rides brilliantly

Weakness:

The only weakness is the cost

This bike is not just a downhill bike it is a dream bike

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