Orange Mountain Bikes - Crush Spec Sheet
From the 2012 Archive
Forget links, pivots and platform damping, the Crush takes things back to basics, raises the stakes and really puts the buzz back into riding. It’s a bike that reflects our long-standing belief in pushing the limits for the sake of big thrills.
Designed around a grin inducing 140mm fork and a new tapered headtube, the Crush’s burly 6061-T6 aluminium frameset is reinforced in all the right places. The hydroformed downtube and 30.9 seat-tube delivers massive rigidity for superb tracking through the rough stuff. Meanwhile, rounded seat stays take the worst of the sting from the back end, giving a smidgen more comfort without compromising the bike’s killer acceleration. Shimano’s super-accurate 10-speed gear system keeps you spinning up the hills and takes the knocks on the way down. Finish off with a relaxed head angle, clearance for big tyres and a perfect bottom bracket height and you’ve got a perfectly balanced hardtail that just blew your excuse to ride it like one.
Tough, fast and built to go the distance, this is the hard man of hardtails. Make no mistake, the new Crush goes anywhere you dare.
Why the Crush?
The modern hardtail, a hard-riding phenomenon to tame your local woods or the trail centre. Shimano 10-speed, Fox tapered forks, RaceFace finishing kit and a wheelset you can rely on. The ingredients are here for any trail recipe, however difficult. Want steel? Have a look at the P7 .
If you’re after a seriously tough, sure-footed trail bike that’ll scrabble up hills and scream back down them then the Crush is a steal. Its stability means welcome safety as speed and gradients get silly.
|Tubeset||6061-T6 Double Butted Aluminium Tube|
|Swing Arm||QR Axle|
|Forks||Fox 32 Float Evolution RL 140mm TS 15QR|
|Front Mech||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Mech||Shimano XT Shadow RDM780 10sp|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore R Fire +|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 5 180/160|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM51 Hollow Tech 2|
|Crankset||Shimano SLX (3 x 10sp)|
|Wheelset||Shimano 525-Mavic XM119 15QR|
|Tyres||Continental Mountain King|
|Headset||Cane Creek 5 Zero Stack Tapered|
|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||67°||67°||67°||67°|
|B. Seat Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|C. Top Tube||557||566||578||597|
|D. Effective TT||560||580||600||620|
|E. BB Height||300||300||300||300|
|G. Head Tube||120||130||130||140|
|Seat Tube Ø||30.9||30.9||30.9||30.9|
|Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 670Ø tyre.
Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.