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    Orange Crush AM 2015

    Hi all, I've just ordered this bike, primarily for aggressive trail riding. Is this a good bike?..

    https://www.orangebikes.co.uk/bikes/crush-am

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    You ask whether or not it's a good bike after you bought it? What if we say no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshevilleMtBiker View Post
    You ask whether or not it's a good bike after you bought it? What if we say no?
    I can cancel the order/return it

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    It's a good bike. A little too much travel for my taste, but that's ok if you'll be riding all mountain. I do all mountain on a 120mm fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshevilleMtBiker View Post
    It's a good bike. A little too much travel for my taste, but that's ok if you'll be riding all mountain. I do all mountain on a 120mm fork.
    Phew! You got me worried for a sec because I thought you were going to say it's terrible for a reason I hadn't noticed. I was mainly going by a few reviews I seen on Bikeradar etc who gave the bike favourable reviews.

    Yeah I did think 140mm was alot for a HT, I'm just hoping that as I get better and start tackling more difficult/complex trails, the 140mm travel makes things abit more forgiving.

    The downside is that this bike will be used for a tiny amount of road riding, which obviously isn't going to be ideal. Hopefully the fun I get out of it on the trails makes up for that?

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    A lot of travel makes uphills harder. You'll just have to pedal a little harder. Not too bad though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshevilleMtBiker View Post
    A lot of travel makes uphills harder. You'll just have to pedal a little harder. Not too bad though.
    I wouldn't worry about this, as you will quickly adapt to your bike. 140 is the new 120 these days anyway. The Orange has more modern geometry than most HTs.
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    I love my Orange Crush. It is the best bike I have had and so much fun. I have not wanted a full sus as to get something of a similar quality the price would be double what I paid for the Crush and for me its about enjoying the ride not ultimate speed from point A to point B. The 140mm of travel feels perfect for the downhill sections of Cannock Chase and the run down from Top Cliff has me smiling all the way down.

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