Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: My Orange 224

  1. #1
    Aussie DHer
    Reputation: top_dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    21

    My Orange 224

    You don't see many of these in the US, so I thought I'd share. 37lbs!
    Pics were taken at a few different times. Blue King headset and blue Hope seat post clamp on the way.















    In action!


    Bike Nerds read on.

    Frame: '06 Orange GBR 224 15"
    Rear Shock: Fox DHX5 w/ 400lb steel spring
    Fork: '08 Rock Shox Boxxer World Cup with Team lowers (I prefer the black)
    Brakes: Shimano Saint; 203mm front, 160mm rear
    Headset: FSA Pig DH
    Chainguide: MRP Type III
    Crankarms: Truvativ Holzfeller 170mm
    Chainring: 38t e.13 Guide Ring
    B/B: FSA Platimum DH
    Pedals: Crankbrothers Mallet C
    Rear Mech: Sram '07 X9 Super Short Cage
    Shifter: Sram X9
    Chain: Shimano Dura Ace
    Cassette: Sram 12-23
    Handlebar: Sunline V-One 19mm
    Stem: Pinned Prototype
    Grips: ODI Intense
    Front hub: Generic 20mm
    Rear hub: Hadley SDH XL R4.0 72pt
    Tires: Michelin DH24 - Both cut
    Rims: DT Swiss EX5.1d
    Spokes: DT Swiss Champion - Black
    Tubes: R: Maxxis DH - F: Big W special
    Seatpost: Race Face Diabulous
    Saddle: SDG BelAir

    Some of the things I've measured myself.

    Weight 16.75kg
    Head Angle 62
    Bottom Bracket Height 13.5"

    All in all I love this bike. I can't see myself needing anything else for a while, thats for sure.
    Steel is Real

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    21
    beautiful, i love to see a light DH bike

    how do the DT Swiss 5.1d hole up for dh? i'm think of building them up for a dh wheelset although i think i might be too heavy for them.

  3. #3
    Aussie DHer
    Reputation: top_dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by tombre2
    beautiful, i love to see a light DH bike

    how do the DT Swiss 5.1d hole up for dh? i'm think of building them up for a dh wheelset although i think i might be too heavy for them.
    Ummm, they're alright. The front is fine, the back is starting to get knocked around a bit though. If you are heavier, I'd probably go for 721s.
    Steel is Real

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    33
    Beautiful, must have took a long time to save up for?

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    269
    62 deg head angle - M3/ V10/Socom run 66-67 deg - how does it feel?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •