324 RS

From the 2018 Archive

You can find the current 324 RS here.

RRP from: GBP £4,200.00

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

324 RS £4,200.00
Total price: £4,200.00

Sizes and Colours

  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Fizzy Orange

Black Decals

Frame & Fork

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

RockShox Boxxer RC

Fox Factory 40

Rear Shock
RockShox Vivid R2C 240x76

Fox Float X2 Factory 240x76

Hope Black - For 1.1/8" Steerer
Rear Axle
12 x 150mm

Wheels & Tyres

Stans Flow Mk3 (Blue) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Black)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Blue) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Orange)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Green) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Black)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Green) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Orange)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Orange) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Black)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Orange) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Orange)

Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + Hope Pro 4 DH (Orange)

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


Truvativ Descendant 165mm 36t
Chain Device
Rear Mech
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd 11-25t
SRAM GX1 DH 7spd
Bottom Bracket
SRAM PC1110 11spd


SRAM Guide R 203/180

Hope Tech 3 E4 Black 203/180

Hope Tech 3 E4 Orange 203/180

Shimano Saint 203/180

Finishing Kit

Renthal Integra 50mm x M35
Renthal Fat Bar 800mm M35
Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black

Strange 130 Single Lock-On Orange

SDG I-Beam Aluminium
SDG I-Fly Saddle I-Beam
Seat Clamp
Hope Bolted Black

Hope Bolted Orange


Performance Packs


Full Suspension Derailleur Hanger

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

Orange RideGuard Fender Black and Orange

Orange RideGuard Fender Blue and Yellow

Orange RideGuard Fender Grey with Blue and Orange

Orange Shock Pump

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


  • 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
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
5'5"  —  5'9"
5'7"  —  5'11"
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.