He had already seen her around in Fort William (Scotland) and other downhill races among the most important circuits of world and European. Today Orange Bikes officially presented the new 322 DH. Of course those who follow the world of downhill racing will remember this bike with the graphics team MTBCut/Orange that has used it for over a year. After this period of testing and refinement at last the top of the range from reduction of the glorious British brand that can be yours as early as this summer.
The biggest difference from previous models is certainly the position of the shock that is now placed inside the tube. The choice of this solution is to be found in the production of a damping system much more gradual than the models of the past years. The house says that with this new positioning, in 200 mm of travel of this thoroughbred dh will be managed in a considerably more progressive allowing a smooth behavior in the first few millimeters of travel and then become increasingly hard to prevent major impacts.
The angles, le geometry, The suspension design and virtually the entire mountain bikes are the result of an exaggerated quest for performance. A bike designed for the demands of World Cup, with an aluminum frame and a single pivot suspension that has always characterized the bike Halifax (United Kingdom).
The heart of this bike is definitely the single pivot bearing 32mm. Reliability, performance and simplicity are the features that this bike brings with it. Among the components with which Orange has decided to “dress” the 322 shock absorber and fork are Fox Suspension, brakes Hope, transmission Shimano and a mix of other components such as Renthal and Thomson. The house also declares that it will release a version with shock Cane Creek Double Barrel.
The frame is made of aluminum 6061 T6, the excursion is 8 inches (200mm), The back gauge is 135mm x 12mm. The geometries see the steering angle of 63 °, that seat from 74 °, length of 445mm tank while the wheelbase is the longest measure 1208mm. Two sizes available: Short e Long.
The sterling price of this gem is 2,399.99 £ for the frame and shock only Fox DHX Rc4. The complete bike will cost instead 4,999.99 £. Available from July 2012.
For more information visit the website orangebikes.co.uk