Orange Ms isle 2002 Hardtail

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[Jul 21, 2008]
Darryl
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Massive downtube, very strong welds, still a light frame. Beefy enough for DH shore riding.

Weakness:

Huh?

This is a sweet, light, beefy frame. It can be set up to fly off jumps, or drop down some rock faces. It all depends on how you ride. If you own this frame you'd better ride it hard. Cuz it loves it.

[Jun 05, 2003]
Donny
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

It is light, good accelaration.

Weakness:

Not that strong

Well after a hard days riding at fort will i took it down one last time and it bent. the rear triangle ( id also been doing some drops onto flats). But is an amazing bike whle it lasts, super light, great accelaration.

Similar Products Used:

curtis sx(super strong), intense tazer HT, Dmr sidekick. and some full sussers

[Feb 13, 2004]
J
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

low weight for strength, range of colours, ornage are a quality company to deal with if anything goes the way of the pear - it looks gorgeous!

Weakness:

i paid about £500 just for the frame - theres alot out there to rival this at the price!

I've owned this frame about 2 years now and i've no complaints. its super stiff and light. it accelerates out the start like nothing else. you can through it about, bail it and land hard on the flat and it forgives everything. great little trick machine. love it for the streets. - thinking of going 24" wheel - anyone riding it with 24s let me know how she rides.

Similar Products Used:

side kick, P3, cortina, 24seven

[Nov 22, 2003]
Andrew Dunford
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Can stand up to any thing you throw at it. One of the strongest bikes around. Great jump bike. Comes with good parts if you buy the whole bike.

Weakness:

Truvativ crank set. Crap. Threads to easily even when you land a jump perrrrrrrrrfectly. Gone through 2 sets

An amazing bike. Extremley light. Nothing has broken yet. As strong as a bulldozer. Great acceleration. Well worth the money.

Similar Products Used:

Planet X Jackflash, Dmr sidekick, my mates 24 seven

[Oct 24, 2002]
*sie *

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This bike is really really fun, its strong, handles perfectly, and if you have the money definatly buy it

Weakness:

If you wanted to be picky, then probably the chain guide isnt that good

If you hav the money definatly get this bike, Orange have made the frame seemingly bombproof! It also fly's.

Similar Products Used:

Planet X Jack Flash.

[Apr 05, 2002]
Shauny

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Top quality duel,jump,trails or singletrack bike.

Weakness:

Truative chain guide

This bike rocks. If I could only get the chain guide off then it'll be perfect. Sprints like something out of this world. The front end handles bumps perfectly, giving confidence to try new things, Tuff as your NAN and looks stealth-like in Metallic Grey. Any body who wants to jump, slalom or ride all day with the seatpost up should seriously think about this bike!!!!!!!

Similar Products Used:

Scott Tacana

[Apr 07, 2002]
matthew traynor
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

massively strong! great geometry

Weakness:

cheap stickers and paint

If you ever worry about your bike breaking then buy a ms isle and sleep easy. The only noises you hear are stones hitting the enourmous downtube which doubles as a mudguard in winter! only problem has been delicate stickers and paint bubbling and peeling arond the cable guides. The bike is also extremely fast, even with 2.4 tyres I can burn off xc whippets with ease. If you buy it as a frame like me then try to choose components which are well suited to the bike , as its stiffness and complete lack of flex mean wheels and cranks take a much greater pounding. No fault of the bike, just me reusing parts from my old xc bike

Similar Products Used:

none

[May 23, 2002]
Lee and Paul Sanders
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

super strong frame that takes a good kicking. made in England and flys like a turkey on steroids!!!!!

Weakness:

Nothing.

as i said this bike flys like a turkey on steroids. looks great feels great is great. truvative chain device was a bit noisey so i bought blackspire chain device. alex rims are ok but wont stand up to the abuse that i give it for long so i will soon be getting new wheels,

THIS BIKE IS THE DOGS BOLLOCKS, BUY ONE.

Similar Products Used:

Trek Bruiser, Identiti dr jeckal, both sweet bikes.

[Nov 20, 2002]
Scott Mclauchlan
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Looks lovely in Deisel Blue. The frame is extremely stiff to make the bike unbelievably quick. The rear end tracks excellently. The frame is perfect with 100mm(4")travel. With my set up the bike comes in at around 27lbs.

Weakness:

Top tube is very short. Head angle is too slack. Stickers with laquer over them is a terrible idea. The bike just doesnt work without a four inch travel fork. The finish of the welding is quite poor.

The bike handles well with a good fork and it does look absolutely amazing and builds up light. But i have ridden an Ellsworth now and it can't compare. Buy the frame if you can afford to build it up, if not the built bike is pretty good and make sure you ride it hard.

Similar Products Used:

Chameleon, Specialist, DMR sidekick/trailstar, Azonic Evo/DS1, Pashley 26Mhz, Curtis Super X, etc.

[Aug 07, 2004]
Matthew Griffiths

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

I love the geometry of the bike, i've riden a DMR over sum smaller jumps and the handling just istn't there compared to an Orange. It's hand made in Sheffield so it must be the dogs bollocks! The welds r so beefy i don't c how i couldn't ever brake the frame. i've over shot trannies on some north shore stuff it hurt my ankles more than my bike! I built the bike up and it cost me a comforting 2,700 quid (ouch) but its worth it! Oh yeah, steve peat rides one...

Weakness:

The only thing that i would say that this bike doesn't do well bailing. I can't bring myself to bailing this sweet ride! Some people would say that the price is a Weakness but it's hand make!

One of the other guys asked about a Ms ISle with 24" inch wheels, i've done it and it's awsum. The frame takes big tyres but you can't run a v brake on it (not that you would neway). THe bike is light and is v menouverable in the air, but i can't bring my self to bail on it. It's a gr8 bike if you've got the money - theres nothing it can't do!

Similar Products Used:

Santa Cruz Chameleon, .243 Racing, but the ORange puts both of them to shame

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