324 Factory

From the 2017 Archive

You can find the current 324 Factory here.

RRP from: GBP £5,800.00

2017 324 Factory Shown in Fizzy Orange

Overview  

Redesigned to be faster, built to last.

With a long line of World cup winning heritage behind it, the 324  is a downhill weapon of choice.

Using our experience with the 22X/32X series of downhill bikes, the 324 is the refined result of prototype feedback we’ve received from the team and plenty of the frame’s features redesigned. Most notably taking the chassis to the 27.5 inch wheel size.  

We’ve retained the through-the-downtube shock mount. This is a feature gives us the scope to place the single-pivot exactly where it needs to be in relation to the drive-train to achieve the kind of small bump performance and plush feel that most people would expect from much more complicated linkage and multi-pivot designs. In addition it means the frame’s 'shock curve' is a smooth ramp. This feature allows for easy shock set-up, something that should be simple but is often hampered by variable paths. With the 324 the suspension tuning is done with the suspension unit, keeping this simple is perfect for privateers who may not have a race support truck with a full-time shock technician for every track.

The 324 uses the split-rear triangle swingarm concept reducing weight and increases rigidity. 

dditionally we’ve added stability with the a wider 83mm bottom bracket and 150mm rear wheel spacing, minimised tortional twist which helps keep the rider on their line. 

One of the major advantages of designing for the 27.5 inch wheel size is that the bottom bracket is now lower than the axle path at rest. This head start gives the bike a much more dug in feel when pushing through turns while also keeping the centre of gravity low for high speed straight line stability.

So wait that’s a lot of work and more metal right? What’s the weight penalty. Well you might be surprised to hear that size for size the 324 frame comes up around 200g lighter than the 322.

It’s hard work keeping things simple, but we believe with the 324 we’ve built a downhill bike that will perform at the highest level, again and again and again with the minimum amount of maintenance and the maximum amount of time on the track.

The facts

Why the 324 Factory?

  • Frame designed and built in Britain
  • 1 year racing warranty
  • Perfect Privateer racer - simple set-up, low maintenance
  • Designed for 27.5 inch wheels
  • Split Rear Swing arm – low weight, high rigidity
  • 83 mm Bottom bracket Shell with ISCG 05 
  • 150 mm rear axle spacing
  • Fox 40 Float Factory Kashima Fork 
  • Fox Float X2 Factory 240mm Shock
  • Hope Pro 4 DH + Race Face Arc 30 Wheelset 
  • Raced in 2016 World Cup Downhill by the Ride I.O. Team
  • Choose from 10 custom colours

This is our full-bore version of the 324, components fromthe top of the list to deliver the best performance and results.

Specs & Options  

324 Factory

324 Factory £5,800.00
Total price: £5,800.00

Sizes and Colours

Sizes
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Colour
Decals

Frame & Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5 Rear wheel travel: 190

Fork
Fox 40 Factory Kashima
Rear Shock
Fox Float X2 Factory 240x76

Fox DHX2 Factory Kashima with SLS 240x76 425LBS SPRING

Headset
Hope ZS49/28.6 EC49/40 (4F) Black
Rear Axle
12 x 150mm

Wheels & Tyres

Black Hub & Blue Rim Decals

Black Hub & Green Rim Decals

Black Hubs & Orange Rim Decals

Black Hubs & Red Rim Decals

Black Hubs & Yellow Rim Decals

Orange Hubs & Blue Rim Decals

Orange Hubs & Green Rim Decals

Orange Hubs & Grey Rim Decals

Orange Hubs & Orange Rim Decals

Orange Hubs & Red Rim Decals

Orange Hubs & Yellow Rim Decals

Wheelset
Hope Pro 4 DH (Black) + Race Face Arc 30 (Grey)
Tyres
Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5 x 2.35 Super Gravity Vert

Drivetrain

Crankset
SRAM X01 DH
Chain Device
MRP G4
Rear Mech
SRAM X01 DH 7spd
Cassette
SRAM X01 DH 7spd 10-24t
Shifters
SRAM X01 DH 7spd
Bottom Bracket
SRAM GXP Team
Chain

Braking

Brakes
SRAM Ultimate 200mm/180mm

Hope Tech 3 E4 203/183 Floating (Black)

Hope Tech 3 E4 203/183 Floating (Orange)

Finishing Kit

Stem
Race Face Atlas DM M35
Handlebar
Race Face SIXC 35 20mm Riser Carbon 800mm
Grips
Race Face Half Nelson
Seatpost
SDG I-Beam Aluminium
Saddle
SDG I-Fly 2.0
Seat Clamp
Hope QR Black

Hope Bolted Black

Hope Bolted Orange

Hope QR Orange

Pedals

Hope F20 Flat Pedal Black

Hope F20 Flat Pedal Orange

Mudguards

Performance Packs

Winter Pack - Blue Mudhugger Decal

Maxxis Shorty 2.3 3C TR Exo

The Maxxis shorty is a mid-spiked trail tyre for demanding conditions.

With these fitted front and rear they are just what you need to keep things rubber side down when the trails turn softand slippy.

Renthal Traction Ultra Tacky Lock-on Grips

The lastest lock on grips from Renthal sum it up in the name, Traction. The focus of these grips is security on the bars and your hands on the grips. With a finned design and ultra tacky compound they are just what you need when condition turn wet and muddy.

Mudhugger FR Blue Decals

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Winter Pack - Green Mudhugger Decal

Maxxis Shorty 2.3 3C TR Exo

The Maxxis shorty is a mid-spiked trail tyre for demanding conditions.

With these fitted front and rear they are just what you need to keep things rubber side down when the trails turn softand slippy.

Renthal Traction Ultra Tacky Lock-on Grips

The lastest lock on grips from Renthal sum it up in the name, Traction. The focus of these grips is security on the bars and your hands on the grips. With a finned design and ultra tacky compound they are just what you need when condition turn wet and muddy.

Mudhugger FR Green Decal

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Winter Pack - Grey Mudhugger Decal

Maxxis Shorty 2.3 3C TR Exo

The Maxxis shorty is a mid-spiked trail tyre for demanding conditions.

With these fitted front and rear they are just what you need to keep things rubber side down when the trails turn softand slippy.

Renthal Traction Ultra Tacky Lock-on Grips

The lastest lock on grips from Renthal sum it up in the name, Traction. The focus of these grips is security on the bars and your hands on the grips. With a finned design and ultra tacky compound they are just what you need when condition turn wet and muddy.

Mudhugger FR Grey Decal

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Winter Pack - Orange Mudhugger Decal

Maxxis Shorty 2.3 3C TR Exo

The Maxxis shorty is a mid-spiked trail tyre for demanding conditions.

With these fitted front and rear they are just what you need to keep things rubber side down when the trails turn softand slippy.

Renthal Traction Ultra Tacky Lock-on Grips

The lastest lock on grips from Renthal sum it up in the name, Traction. The focus of these grips is security on the bars and your hands on the grips. With a finned design and ultra tacky compound they are just what you need when condition turn wet and muddy.

Mudhugger FR Orange Decal

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Winter Pack - Red Mudhugger Decal

Maxxis Shorty 2.3 3C TR Exo

The Maxxis shorty is a mid-spiked trail tyre for demanding conditions.

With these fitted front and rear they are just what you need to keep things rubber side down when the trails turn softand slippy.

Renthal Traction Ultra Tacky Lock-on Grips

The lastest lock on grips from Renthal sum it up in the name, Traction. The focus of these grips is security on the bars and your hands on the grips. With a finned design and ultra tacky compound they are just what you need when condition turn wet and muddy.

Mudhugger FR Red Decal

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Winter Pack - Yellow Mudhugger Decal

Maxxis Shorty 2.3 3C TR Exo

The Maxxis shorty is a mid-spiked trail tyre for demanding conditions.

With these fitted front and rear they are just what you need to keep things rubber side down when the trails turn softand slippy.

Renthal Traction Ultra Tacky Lock-on Grips

The lastest lock on grips from Renthal sum it up in the name, Traction. The focus of these grips is security on the bars and your hands on the grips. With a finned design and ultra tacky compound they are just what you need when condition turn wet and muddy.

Mudhugger FR Yellow Decal

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Accessories

Deluxe Multi-Use Correx Plastic Bike Box

Deluxe Multi-Use Correx Plastic Bike Box

Select to have your bike send out from Orange in a deluxe, extra strong Correx plastic bike box, rather than our standard cardboard box.

These correx boxes are as used by our demo fleet which travel up and down the country with the couriers multiple times a week and hundreds of times a year. 

This is the ideal packaging for any forgien bike trip when you need a strong, weatherproof container to keep your pride and joy safe in transit when flying.

Can be flat packed for easy storage against a garage wall.

Assembled Box Dimensions:

159cm x 29cm x 88cm

 

Full Suspension Derailleur Hanger

Fender - Front - Grey

Keep the mud out of your eyes and your bike looking sharp with this Orange Bikes Fender.

Fitted using the supplied Cable Ties

Fender - Front - Orange

Keep the mud out of your eyes and your bike looking sharp with this Orange Bikes Fender.

Fitted using the supplied Cable Ties

Fender - Front - White

Keep the mud out of your eyes and your bike looking sharp with this Orange Bikes Fender.

Fitted using the supplied Cable Ties

Mudhugger FR Blue Decals

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Mudhugger FR Green Decal

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Mudhugger FR Grey Decal

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Mudhugger FR Orange Decal

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Mudhugger FR Red Decal

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Mudhugger FR Yellow Decal

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

Orange Shock Pump - Black

Orange Shock Pump - Black

Suitable for all forks and shocks specified on orange bikes models.

Featuring:

  • 20 bar / 300 PSI gauge
  • Compact size with removable gauge and foldable hose
  • Suitable for right- and left handers by turnable gauge
  • Micro adjust air bleeder
  • Ruggedized rubber protected gauge housing
2017 324 Geometry
324 Geometry

Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube

 
Frame Size S M L XL
Seat tube length 15" 15" 15" 17"
A. Head Angle 63° 63° 63° 63°
B. Seat Angle (Effective) 74° 74° 74° 74°
B. Seat Angle (Actual) 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
C. Top Tube 554 572 591 600
D. Effective TT 580 600 620 634
E. BB Height (From axle) -10 -10 -10 -10
E. BB Height (From ground) 344 344 344 344
F. Chainstay 445 445 445 445
G. Head Tube 120 120 130 130
H. Wheelbase 1213 1233 1255 1269
J. Reach 404 424 441 455
K. Stack 619 619 629 629
T. Rear Travel 190 190 190 190
Shock Length 240 240 240 240
Seat Tube Ø 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9
Standover 730 750 780 780
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle and 715mm tyre ø
 
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 150x12mm
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Front Derailleur n/a
BB Shell 83 mm ISCG 05
Headset Upper: ZS49/28.6
Lower: ZS49/30
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
M
5'5"  —  5'9"
L
5'7"  —  5'11"
XL
5'9"  —  6'4"

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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