324 RS

RRP from: £4,200.00

2016 324 RS Shown in Atomic Orange custom colour

Overview  

Redesigned to be faster, built to last.

The 322 packed World Cup performance into a proven package and was chosen by the Orange Dirt World team as their 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 that 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 that we also use on the Alpine 160. This reduces weight and increases rigidity on frames with long rear travel. 

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
  • RockShox Vivid R2C Rear Shock (with 450lb Spring)

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 RS

SIZES AND COLOURS

Sizes
Colour
Jet Black

Select a frame size to choose colour

Decals

Frame and Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque/Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 27.5. Rear wheel travel: 190.

Rear Shocks
RockShox Vivid R2C
Headsets
Cane Creek Headset
Forks
RockShox BoXXer Team
Swingarms
150x12mm Bolt Thru

Drivetrain

Chain Device
Gamut P30s Black
Bottom Brackets
GXP 83mm
Chainsets
Truvativ Descendant 165mm 36t
Rear Mech
Shimano Zee Shadow +
Shifters
Shimano SLX
Cassettes
SRAM PG1070 11-26T 10spd

Wheel and Tyres

Wheelsets
Halo Chaos 27.5
Tyres
Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5 x 2.35 Super Gravity Vert

Braking

Brakes
SRAM Guide RS 200mm/180mm

Finishing Kit

Seatposts
KORE Torsion
Seat Clamps
Strange Bolted
Stems
Kore Direct Mount 50mm M35
Saddles
Kore Fazer EX
Handlebars
Kore OCD M35 800mm
Grips
2016 Strange Lock-On
Pedals

Accessories

2016 324 Geometry
324 Geometry

Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube

 
Frame Size M L XL
A. Head Angle 63° 63° 63°
B. Seat Angle (Effective) 74° 74° 74°
B. Seat Angle (Actual) 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
C. Top Tube 572 591 600
D. Effective TT 600 620 634
E. BB Height (From axle) -10 -10 -10
E. BB Height (From ground) 344 344 344
F. Chainstay 445 445 445
G. Head Tube 120 130 130
H. Wheelbase 1233 1255 1269
J. Reach 424 441 455
K. Stack 619 629 629
T. Rear Travel 190 190 190
Shock Length 240 240 240
Seat Tube Ø 30.9 30.9 30.9
Standover 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 (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
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?

Orange 324 - The Monster - Orange Dirt World Team

What they say ...  

Dirt Magazine | 324 | April 2016

With its incredible pace and almost silent ride it is easily one of our top downhill bikes at the moment.

Dirt Magazine

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Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.


324 RS

Back to 324-rs bikes

RRP from: £4,000.00

2017 324 RS Shown in Blood Red custom colour

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 RS

SIZES AND COLOURS

Sizes
Colour
Jet Black

Select a frame size to choose colour

Sizes and Colours

Decals

Frame and Fork

Rear Shocks
Rockshox Vivid R2c 240x76 450lbs Spring
Headsets
Hope ZS49/28.6 ZS49/30 (4D) Black
Forks
RockShox Boxxer RC
Swingarms
12 x 150mm

Drivetrain

Chain Device
Gamut P30s Black
Bottom Brackets
SRAM GXP
Chainsets
Truvativ Descendant 165mm 36t
Rear Mech
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd
Shifters
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd
Cassettes
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd 11-25t

Wheel and Tyres

Wheelsets
Hope Pro 4 DH (Black) + Mavic EN627
Tyres
Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5 x 2.35 Super Gravity Vert

Braking

Brakes
SRAM Guide R 200mm/180mm

Finishing Kit

Seatposts
SDG I-Beam Aluminium
Seat Clamps
Strange QR
Stems
Kore Direct Mount 50mm M35
Saddles
SDG I-Fly 2.0
Handlebars
Renthal Fatbar M35 20mm Rise 800mm
Grips
Strange Lock-On
Pedals

Accessories

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?

What they say ...  

Dirt Magazine | 324 | April 2016

With its incredible pace and almost silent ride it is easily one of our top downhill bikes at the moment.

Dirt Magazine

View Test...

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.


324 RS

Back to 324-rs bikes

RRP from: £4,200.00

2018 324 RS Shown in Fizzy Orange
2018 324 RS Shown in Fizzy Orange
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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 RS

SIZES AND COLOURS

Sizes
Colour
Fizzy Orange

Select a frame size to choose colour

Sizes and Colours

Decals
Black Decals

Frame and Fork

Rear Shocks
RockShox Vivid R2C 240x76
Headsets
Hope Black - For 1.1/8" Steerer
Forks
RockShox Boxxer RC
Swingarms
12 x 150mm

Drivetrain

Chain Device
MRP G4
Bottom Brackets
SRAM GXP TEAM
Chainsets
Truvativ Descendant 165mm 36t
Rear Mech
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd
Chains
SRAM PC1110 11spd
Shifters
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd
Cassettes
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd 11-25t

Wheel and Tyres

Wheelsets
Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Black)
Tyres
Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.7 x 2.35 Super Gravity

Braking

Brakes
SRAM Guide R 203/180

Finishing Kit

Seatposts
SDG I-Beam Aluminium
Seat Clamps
Hope Bolted Black
Stems
Renthal Integra 50mm x M35
Saddles
SDG I-Fly Saddle I-Beam
Handlebars
Renthal Fat Bar 800mm M35
Grips
Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black

Accessories

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?

What they say ...  

Dirt Magazine | 324 | April 2016

With its incredible pace and almost silent ride it is easily one of our top downhill bikes at the moment.

Dirt Magazine

View Test...

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.

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