Orange Mountain Bikes - ev08 Spec Sheet
From the 2009 Archive
Always designed to be fast, furious and demonically direct, as the name suggests the Orange EVO8 is an evolutionary progression of the functional hard-core XC aluminium mountain bike.
A feature of good aluminium frame construction is that the rigidity of the material gives very direct power transfer from the drive train. On the downside, this can make long distance rides on a stiff aluminium hardtail a daunting prospect.
Taking the sting out of the tail on alloy XC frames has always been high on the Orange priority list. On long haul rides, high frequency trail buzz can be physically wearing on a rider, and that’s where the EVO8’s radially curved seat-stays come into play. Their subtle shape soaks up trail vibrations, before they reach the rider, meaning that, more than ever, you’ll be hitting the hills on all-day epics with a renewed passion for putting the miles under your belt.
A work of art or a form of function? You decide. Either way, the EVO8 pushes the fast-rider’s aluminium trail hardtail to a new level of performance.
The EVO8 is a seriously straight forward bike, in a good way. It perfectly demonstrates something Orange have always believed in - minimum fuss, maximum fun.
|Tubeset||6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium|
|Forks||RockShox Recon SL Solo Air w/Lockout 100mm|
|Front Mech||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Mech||Shimano XT Shadow|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX R Fire +|
|Brakes||Avid Juicy 3 160/160|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face X Type|
|Crankset||Race Face XC Evolve Triple X Type|
|Hubs||Shimano Deore 525 Disc|
|Spokes||WTB S/S Black|
|Tyres||Maxxis Ignitor 2.1|
|Headset||FSA TH 857|
|Stem||Race Face Ride XC|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride XC|
|Saddle||SDG Bel Air|
|Seat Post||Race Face Ride XC|
|6061-T6 Custom DOUBLE Butted Aluminium|
|A. Head Angle||71°||71°||71°||71°|
|B. Seat Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|C. Top Tube||550||566||585||611|
|D. Effective TT||569||590||610||630|
|E. BB Height||-38||-38||-38||-38|
|G. Head Tube||125||125||125||125|
|Seat Tube Ø||27.2||27.2||27.2||27.2|
|Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle.
Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.