Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - ST4 S Spec Sheet

From the 2009 Archive

Overview

The ST4 is a departure for us, both visually and in terms of ride-feel. This is a trail-bike, through and through and, while it’s happy on the steep stuff, where it excels is in nailing unpredictable trails at all speeds. Show it a twisted, rooty, slatey trail heading deeper down into the woods, or a ten minute, slow speed, pick-a-line, rocky Lakeland climb and it’ll conquer both.

The ST4 sits up in its travel, ready for anything and with a trail-tuned geometry giving telepathic steering control at any speeds – up or down hill. If you’re a dyed in the wool hardtail rider, you’ll find yourself going faster than you ever thought without sacrificing the pinpoint accuracy you’re used to. If you’re a full suspension fan, tired of the ‘buck and bob’ of some suspension designs, you’ll love the bottomless feel of the ST4s suspension that still allows 2mph power moves on previously impossible climbs.

Whether fighting the unknown of a dark 24-hour race course, pinning a trail centre’s black run on a rainy day, or just out to enjoy the ride, the ST4 is ready to motor.

ROCKR SHOCK CONTROL

Power, they say, is nothing without control. While you provide the power, the Orange ST4 is the new definition of control. Suspension is basically there to control the bike’s geometry. On a 110mm travel bike you would most likely expect to find a 165mm shock. On the ST4 we run a 190mm custom tuned Fox RP23 shock activated by our ROCKR link to give 100mm of supple rear wheel travel. By running at a 2:1 low leverage ratio, we can accurately control the stroke of the shock better than ever before and dial in the best ride quality for a whole mix of terrain.

Why the ST4 S?

The ST4 S gets you onto the ST4 ladder - a great starting point to add your own options.

Get the ultimate ST4 with a ST4 SE, or just go pro ST4 Pro.

Read the reviews for the ST4...

Singletrack ST4 Test

Singletrack Issue 48

Dirt ST4 Test

Dirt - August 2008

ST4 S Specifications

RRP £1,899.95
Sizes 16,18,20
Colour Mandarin Orange
Tubeset 6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium
Rear Shock Fox Float RP23
Swing Arm QR Axle
Forks RockShox Tora 318 Solo Air w/MotionControl 120mm
Front Mech Shimano Deore
Rear Mech Shimano SLX Shadow
Shifters Shimano Deore R Fire +
Brakes Avid Juicy 3 160/160
Bottom Bracket Truvativ GXP
Crankset Truvativ Firex 3.1 GXP
Cassette Shimano HG50
Hubs Shimano Deore 525 Disc
Rims Mavic XM317
Spokes DT Swiss Competition S/S Black
Tyres Continental Mountain King 2.2
Headset FSA TH 857
Stem Orange Stalk +
Handlebars Supercross +
Grips
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Seat Post Stick Up
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat
Accessories

Geometry

ST4 Geometry
ST4 GEOMETRY
6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium
Frame Size 16" 18" 20"
A. Head Angle 68° 68° 68°
B. Seat Angle 74° 74° 74°
C. Top Tube 556 576 599
D. Effective TT 580 600 620
E. BB Height -6 -6 -6
F. Chainstay 425 425 425
G. Head Tube 120 120 120
H. Wheelbase1104 1125 1147
T. Rear Travel 110 110 110
Shock Length 190 190 190
Seat Tube Ø 27.2 27.2 27.2
Standover699 736 786
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle.
Fork and Ride Guide

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.