324 Frame

From the 2017 Archive

You can find the current 324 Frame here.

RRP from: GBP £2,250.00

2017 324 Frame 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. 

Additionally 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?

  • Frame Handbuilt in Britain
  • 1 year racing warranty
  • Perfect Privateer racer - simple set-up, low maintenance
  • Designed for 27.5 inch wheels

If you want the 324 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  

324 Frame

324 Frame £2,250.00
Total price: £2,250.00

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
Rear Shock
Rockshox Vivid R2c 240x76 450lbs Spring

Fox DHX2 Factory Kashima with SLS 240x76 475LBS SPRING

Fox Float X2 Factory 240x76

Rockshox Vivid R2c 240x76 350lbs Spring

Rockshox Vivid R2c 240x76 400lbs Spring

Rockshox Vivid R2c 240x76 500lbs Spring

Headset

Hope ZS49/28.6 ZS49/30 (4D) Black

Rear Axle
12 x 150mm

Wheels & Tyres

Wheelset
Tyres

Drivetrain

Crankset
Chain Device
Rear Mech
Cassette
Shifters
Bottom Bracket
Chain

Braking

Brakes

Finishing Kit

Stem
Handlebar
Grips
Seatpost
Saddle
Seat Clamp

Hope Bolted Black

Hope Bolted Orange

Hope QR Black

Hope QR Orange

Pedals

Burgtec Penthouse Flats MK4 Blk

Mudguards

Performance Packs

Accessories

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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