Orange Mountain Bikes - Elite Pro Spec Sheet
From the 2011 Archive
Belief, denial, euphoria, struggle, victory – choose what emotive hyperbole you will, the Elite series of bikes have always brought reason to XC madness. The link between track and rider, the pain and pleasure, the taking part and the winning. This year we’re reigniting the old race flame. The Elite is bringing the hard men back to the fore. The Elite is born again.
Experience and heritage laces with technology to create a bike that takes everything from the old and combines it with the new. XC is still sublimely simple, pedal as hard as you can from start to finish, all the Elite does is provide the edge. No carbon wizardry, just the finest quality custom double-butted aluminium tube set. Stiffness and rigidity that delivers instant power and forces every millimetre out of your pedal stroke. This is the best XC hardtail we have ever produced.
Geometry is whipped towards aggression with a 70° head angle and 73° seat angle. This is about XC finesse but without an over-the-bar cockpit feel, an XC bike you can ride with sure-footed confidence. A tapered head tube adds front-end stiffness with our signature wishbone keeping things rigid and accurate at the back. Don’t compromise on the racetrack or your local trails, become part of the Orange Elite.
Why the Elite?
The Elite is the ultimate aluminium race bike, designed to be light and agile, but confidence inspiring on the more technical terrain. A bike stiff enough for short-course XC but comfy enough for a 10-hour enduro. Pull out the lycra, it’s going to be a fast ride…
Need something a little less racey, take a look at the G4
Elite Pro Specifications
|Colour||Orange-White Race Issue|
|Tubeset||Double Butted Ultra-lightweight 6000 Aluminium|
|Swing Arm||QR Axle|
|Forks||Fox 32 F-RL 100mm TS|
|Front Mech||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Mech||Shimano XT Shadow 10 sp|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX R Fire +|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 5 160/160|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM51 Hollow Tech 2|
|Crankset||Shimano SLX (3 x 10sp)|
|Hubs||Hope Pro 2|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition|
|Tyres||Continental Race KIng 2.2|
|Headset||Cane Creek ZST25 tapered|
|Stem||Race Face Ride XC|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride XC|
|Saddle||SDG Bel Air|
|Seat Post||Stick Up|
|Double Butted Ultra-lightweight 6000 Aluminium|
|A. Head Angle||70°||70°||70°||70°|
|B. Seat Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|C. Top Tube||540||556||576||599|
|D. Effective TT||560||580||600||620|
|E. BB Height||300||300||300||300|
|G. Head Tube||100||100||120||140|
|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 ground with 670 mm ø tyre.
Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.