Orange Gringo 9 Freeride Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

  • Fork: Manitou Axel Comp
  • Rear Mech: Shimano XT
  • Shifters: Deore
  • ChainSet: Shimano Deore 460 Hollowtech
  • Brake levers: Avid FR5
  • Brakes: Avid SD5
  • Hubs: Shimano Deore 475 Disc
  • Rims: Sun Ringle CR18

USER REVIEWS

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[Nov 18, 2006]
Autocad .
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

durability

Weakness:

RST forks didnt last to long. easrly model not disc comp'

The gringo is the cheepest in the orange line but that shouldn't put you off if you are looking for a trail bike that will last and that you can up grade.

I've been riding this bike for 9 years and covered at least 20K miles on on it!!!!

I bought it because it was a british manufacturer (even though the frame is made out side the uk).

During the week i bolt on the mudgards and panniers and commute to work.

At the weekend i strip it put the pananracers back on and go trail riding in the cotswalds. The geometry is great the gringo is usually the evo from the year before. The geoetry as with all orange bikes is really good. Its so comfortable some of my trails are 8hrs start to finish and you can spend a day with no regrets.

With 110 mm forks the the handleing is stable but quick enough to bomb round switch backs while you mates dig them selves out of the nettles.

I've been down hills on this bike that trailies are not meant to hit, embaising weekend worriers on FS's that cost 4 times more, entertainment!

If you are a trailie and want a cheep bike that will last look no further.

Similar Products Used:

Giant. scott

[Dec 18, 2006]
mark beaveridge
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

frame is tough,very light stock, can ride for a long period of time good on climbs+decents.

Weakness:

none

lightweigt entry level bike

Similar Products Used:

kona,mongoose

[Apr 03, 2005]
Garrick Middleton

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Cheap with XT rear mech - very good starter bike. Good all rounder. Ready for any upgrades (the bike can grow as you grow)

Weakness:

Apparantly the Axel Comp forks are to everybodies tastes, reports are that they are like a "pogo stick" no quick adjustments can be made either

I mean at the end of the day, if you want a great entry level bike but arn't too fussed about disc brakes etc but want a good set of gears then this is your bike....oh the saddle is a bit hard to be honest though

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