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Orange 2017 Four RS w/Fox Factory Suspension - Atomic Orange

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Orange 2017 Four RS (Fox Factory Suspension) - Atomic Orange

Web Price £2,999.00

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Quick Overview

The Four is described by Orange as ‘the short travel trail bike we’ve all been waiting for’. The legendary Five has been evolving for fifteen years, but a gap for a short travel trail bike has always been wide open – that’s where the Four comes in!

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LESS IS MORE - THE SHORT TRAVEL TRAIL BIKE WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR


The Four has been coming for a while now. Not on our future model list, not as part of the grand Orange plan, but from deep within our hearts. It started with one of those ‘what if…” conversations where we all found ourselves on the same page. Has the 15 year evolution of the Five left a bike sized gap behind it? Maybe. We swept clean the drawing board and sharpened a pencil.

 

What would our ultimate short travel, fast, lean mean climber of an all round trail bike be?

 

How much travel? 120mm feels right.

 

To make this bike climb well we would want a nice short chain stay, so lets start with that. With a shorter chain stay and a small 44x184mm shock we can pull the pivot point rearwards to make the swing arm more compact. So wait, with a compact swing arm we can pull in the split rear design to make a lighter, stiffer swing arm; a wider 12x148 Boost hub spacing would help there too, right? On paper this is looking pretty tidy.

 

If we’re going short travel and we don’t have the frame stresses of a long fork, could we use a thinner gauge aluminium sheet as our base material? Yes we could. As for the geometry, we’ll run a nice long top tube and keep stems short, that’s a no-brainer. It keeps the wheelbase long for stability and the bike handling direct and fast. Optimised for a 130mm fork, the bike can run a generous sag for that plush feel that we all love.

 

We felt we were onto something, and started a prototype program. And if we were going to do this we may as well go for it. We looked at every part of the frame from our aircraft grade 6061 aluminium sheet to all the nooks and crannies of the CNCed dropouts, bottom bracket shells, and headtubes to see where we could lose weight and gain strength. At every step we found something that would add a little to the mix. Marginal gains is the buzzword these days isn’t it? It was worth the effort, the first frames off the bench were under our expected weight estimate. Even the heat treating guys got excited about that (and heat treating guys never get excited about little things like that. After all, they work with fire, and thats pretty exciting). When built up, our first bikes were coming in at around 27.5lbs (Yes, we said a weight!).

 

So onto the serious business of testing. The first feedback was pretty succinct. “Why hadn’t we done this before now?” Well, a few reasons, the main one being rear shock technology is now so good that a non-bobbing short rear end on a single pivot frame is a reality - not on a wish list. The practical upshot of all this is that we had more in our legs for long climbs, more energy for the descents and smiles as big as we’ve had on any Orange bike. What’s more, even with the light build and a lot of hard riding, we had no frame issues. The Four was born.

 

And that’s exactly what the Four is about: sitting below the bigger hitting trail burners of the Five and Alpine 160, but vastly more capable that the XC lightweights. It’s Orange to the core: simple, reliable and built to perform at the highest level.

 

So after all that, Who wants a Four? Well for starters, we all do.

 

This is a Four RS model with Fox Factory suspension and Atomic Orange custom paint. The upgrades are worth £320.

 

Features

  • Frame Handbuilt in Britain
  • Short travel, fast and agile 27.5 trail bike with progressive geometry
  • Short swingarm with 12x148mm Boost rear hub spacing for precise handling
  • Tuned pivot position for optimal suspension performance with 184x44mm rear shock
  • Suspension travel: 130mm front & 120mm rear
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • Fox 34 Factory Kashima fork
  • Fox DPS EVol Factory Kashima shock
  • KS Lev Integra 125mm drop with internal cable routing
  • SRAM GX1 11spd Drivetrain/SRAM Guide R Brakes
 

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Additional Information

Model Number O4RSFOXAO17
Brands Orange
Gender Womens, Mens
Age Adult
Model Year 2017
Colour Orange
Frame 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5 Rear wheel travel: 120
Fork Fox 34 Factory Kashima 130mm Boost
Rear Shock Fox DPS EVol Factory Kashima 184 x 44mm
Shifters SRAM GX1 11spd
Derailleur (Rear) SRAM X0-1 Carbon 11spd
Brakes SRAM Guide R 180mm/180mm
Crankset SRAM X1 Carbon 30t
Cassette SRAM PG1150 10-42 11spd
Chain SRAM PCX1 11spd
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Hub Front Hope Pro 4 (Black)
Hub Rear Hope Pro 4 (Black)
Rims Mavic XM624 27.5"
Tyres Maxxis HR II 2.4 3c TR EXO / HR II 2.3 TR EXO
Handlebar Renthal Fatbar M35 20mm Rise 800mm
Stem Renthal Apex M35 50mm extension
Headset Cane Creek 49mm
Saddle SDG Strange Bel Air 2.0
Seatpost KS Lev Integra 125mm drop
Pedal None incl.
Wheel Size 27.5inch
Number of Gears 11
Ready to ride
Every bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. More details can be found here.
Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals, rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
 
This process has a lead time of around 2-3 working days*
Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible.
 
 
Making sure you are home
Once fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
 
Taking Delivery
Any mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
 
First Check-Over
After a few weeks of riding (depending on riding style and conditions), a new bike will need a check-over to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic. It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of the bicycle.
 
We can carry out the first check-over free of charge, at our Newcastle store (NE16JE). If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to get the bicycle to and from our store for this work to be carried out. This complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories.
 
All bikes must be booked in for the first service & must be clean or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable. You can book this by calling 0191 261 4191. Proof of purchase will need to be presented when the bicycle is dropped off for the first check-over.
 
Bike Servicing
Bicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.

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