322

From the 2015 Archive

You can find the current 322 here.

RRP from: GBP £2,000.00

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Overview  

Designed to be fast, built to last.

The 322 packs World Cup performance into a proven privateer platform. We’ve got a long history of producing race winning downhill bikes and the 322 is the latest in this lineage.

The 322 uses a unique aluminium monocoque mainframe combined with our geometry know-how to produce a chassis that is honed to give you the confidence to push harder and go faster.

Our single pivot design with its robust sealed cartridge bearings is tuned to offer race track eating performance with maximum speed and engagement but minimal complication and maintenance, leaving you to worry about your run, not your bike.

By dropping the top shock mount through the downtube and using a low pivot position we’ve been able to achieve the shock curve we desired, giving a progressive spring rate that suits the hard riding the 322 is intended for.

The result of all this is a stiff, strong and agile downhill bike capable of repeated fast runs out in the Alps, at a local downhill race or at the cutting edge of World Cup competition where every tenth counts and reliability is key.

Available as a frameset only we leave you to bring your favourite components to the mix and create the perfect bike for your needs, trails and aspirations.

The facts

Why the 322?

  • Handbuilt in Halifax, UK
  • Privateer-approved low maintenance
  • As raced by the Orange Dirt World Team
  • Designed for 26 inch wheels

If you want the 322 but have your own components, we have a frame-only option. Spec it up with your old kit or pick and choose, build your dream bike around the best frame.

Specs & Options  

322

322 £2,000.00
Total price: £2,000.00

Sizes and Colours

Sizes
  • M
  • L
Decals

Frame & Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque/Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 26 Rear wheel travel: 200

Fork
Rear Shock
Fox Van RC
Headset
Rear Axle

Wheels & Tyres

Wheelset
Tyres

Drivetrain

Crankset
Chain Device
Rear Mech
Cassette
Shifters
Bottom Bracket

Hope Ceramic

Hope Ceramic

Hope Ceramic Bottom Bracket : Machined aluminium cups with ceramic bearings in stainless races. Custom, Swiss made bearings are double sealed, fully serviceable and removable. Using a non contact, free running labyrinth seal to protect the bearing externally, and the machined aluminium centre tube is sealed internally with o-rings this bottom bracket has a much greater life span than stock units. Weighing in at 109g

Hope Stainless Steel

Hope Stainless Steel

Hope Stainless Bottom Bracket: The machined aluminium cups with full stainless steel cartridge bearings. Custom, Swiss made bearings are double sealed, fully serviceable and removable. Using a non contact, free running labyrinth seal to protect the bearing externally, and the machined aluminium centre tube is sealed internally with o-rings this bottom bracket has a greater life span than stock units. Weighing in at 113g

Chain

Braking

Brakes

Finishing Kit

Stem
Handlebar
Grips
Seatpost
Saddle
Seat Clamp

Hope Bolted

Hope Bolted

The Hope seat clamp is machined from billet aluminium to match the rest of your Hope components and uses a hard-wearing brass seat for the QR lever pivot. The seat clamp collar is now a universal design, so you can convert your bolted collar to QR or QR collar to a bolted design.

NB. The QR version does not come with bolt.

Hope QR

Hope QR

The Hope seat clamp is machined from billet aluminium to match the rest of your Hope components and uses a hard-wearing brass seat for the QR lever pivot. The seat clamp collar is now a universal design, so you can convert your bolted collar to QR or QR collar to a bolted design.

NB. The QR version does not come with bolt.

Pedals
Mudguards

Performance Packs

Accessories

Sorry, no accessories available at this time
2015 322 Geometry
322 Geometry

Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube

Frame Size Short Long
A. Head Angle 63° 63°
B. Seat Angle 74° 74°
C. Top Tube 544 562
D. Effective TT 559 578
E. BB Height +12 +12
F. Chainstay 445 445
G. Head Tube 120 120
H. Wheelbase 1189 1208
T. Rear Travel 200 200
Shock Length 240 240
Seat Tube Ø 27.2 27.2
Standover 750 785
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle.
technical Info
fork travel
OPTIMUM MAXIMUM MINIMUM
200 mm 205 mm 180 mm
Single crown Triple Clamp
Shock Length 240 mm
Rear Hub bolt through 12mm
Seatpost Ø 27.2 mm
Front Derailleur n/a
BB Shell 73 mm ISCG (old)
Headset Upper: ZS49/28.6
Lower: EC49/40
Ride Guide
Yes Downhill 5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Freeride 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Enduro 5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes All-Mountain 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Trail 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Adventure 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Touring 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Racing 4.0 out of 5 stars
Bike Sizing Guidelines

Please note: This is for guidance only. You may be taller or shorter, it doesn't mean our bikes will not fit you. The best way to determine the correct bike size for you is to try one. We've added some more explanation on sizing theory here: What size frame do I need?

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.

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