Crush S

RRP from: £1,400.00

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Overview  

Up, down or even sideways the Crush will smash it all

The steadfast Orange Crush frame gets a geometry update for 2017. We've taken the frame we love and pushed the features forward to up the fun factor without upsetting the function. We've slackened the head angle to 65° and optimised the the numbers for a 150mm travel fork, meaning you can push the Crush that little bit harder again. 

Everything that made the last version great has come along for the ride. The rear triangle features a bolt-through axle for stability and strength. the Crush's long toptube design that adds an extra few millimetres means, size for size, a 50mm stem puts the rider right where they need to be (with tuning to taste as required, of course) for direct input and weight distribution. While its short chainstays make climbing a tad sweeter, tyre clearance means a chunky 2.4 tyre fits nicely. 

While those are the headline new features, deeper into the detail we added some really nice touches too. The seat clamp slot has been moved so that it faces away from the direct path of wheel spray. The headtube is a more compact 44mm version, and cable routing is kept neat and tidy with minimised cable bosses tucked sweetly under the toptube. While at first glance this is still the Crush we know and love, so many small features have been carefully considered, we might have called it Crush MkII.

But some things don't change and that's the Crush's indefatigable attitude. Built tough to be ridden hard, the Crush will hold it's own just about anywhere, but really excels on the rough stuff. With geometry to suit a 150mm travel fork, this hardtail gives no quarter to seemingly tougher full-suspension bikes, in the right hands the Crush will slay everything that lies before it. 

The facts

Why the Crush S?

  • Designed in Britain
  • Five year frame warranty
  • Custom butted 6061-T6 aluminium
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Internal dropper routing & Seatpost options available
  • Generous mud clearance
  • RockShox Yari 150 RC Boost fork
  • Shimano SLX 1X11 drivetrain
  • Race Face Ride Single 30T Narrow Wide Crankset
  • Shimano brakes
  • Tough Kore Components cockpit set-up

With a 150mm RockShox Yari RC fork, single ring chainset and Shimano SLX 1x11 drivetrain the Crush S is built for those who truly appreciate what a long travel hardtail can do.

Specs & Options  

Crush S

SIZES AND COLOURS

Sizes
Colour
Sapphire Blue

Select a frame size to choose colour

Frame and Fork

6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 27.5. Rear wheel travel: N/A.

Forks
RockShox Yari 150 RC Boost
Swingarms
12 x 142mm OLD Bolt Thru Axle
Rear Shocks
N/A
Headsets
FPD 44mm

Drivetrain

Chainsets
Race Face Ride Single 32t
Rear Mech
Shimano SLX Shadow + 11spd
Chains
SRAM PC1110 11spd
Shifters
Shimano SLX 11spd
Cassettes
SRAM PG1130 11-42 11spd
Chain Device
Top Guide Chain Device
Bottom Brackets
Race Face

Wheel and Tyres

Wheelsets
Formula + Alex MD25 27.5"
Tyres
WTB Vigilante/Trail Boss

Braking

Brakes
Shimano M506 180mm/160mm

Finishing Kit

Seat Clamps
Strange QR
Stems
Kore Cubix 50mm
Saddles
Kore Durox IE
Handlebars
Kore Durox 760mm
Grips
Strange Lock-On
Pedals
Kore Rivera Thermo
Seatposts
KORE XCD 350mm

Accessories

2017 crush geometry
Crush Geometry
6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube
Frame Size S M L XL
Frame Size 15" 17" 19" 21"
A. Head Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
B. Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
C. Top Tube 607 615 625 640
D. Effective TT 600 620 640 660
E. BB Height (axle diff) -48 -48 -48 -48
E. BB Height (from ground) 310 310 310 310
F. Chainstay 430 430 430 430
G. Head Tube 100 110 120 130
H. Wheelbase 1166 1188 1209 1231
J. Reach 416 434 452 468
K. Stack 619 628 634 646
Standover 652 675 705 740
Stem Length 50 50 50 50
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height from ground is with 710 mm Ø tyre.
technical Info
fork travel
OPTIMUM MAXIMUM MINIMUM
150 mm 150 mm 140 mm
  Single crown   Triple Clamp
Rear Hub 142 Bolt-through
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Seatclamp Ø 34.9 mm
Front Derailleur E-Type
BB Shell 73mm ISCG 05
Tapered Headset Upper: ZS44/28.6
Lower: EC44/40
Ride Guide
Yes Downhill 4.0 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
S
5'4"  —  5'7"
M
5'6"  —  5'10"
L
5'9"  —  6'1"
XL
6'0"  —  6'5"

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?

Phil Atwill: Crushing It

What they say ...  

What MTB | Crush S | Feb 2017

Proper limit pushing, guaranteed good time machine with well sorted spec for the cash.

What Mountain Bike Magazine

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MBR Magazine | Crush | March 2016

It is the perfect trail hardtail

MBR Magazine

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Bike Radar | Crush | February 2016 | Weblink

An absolute brawler of a hardtail, hugely capable and diverse

Bike Radar

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What Mountain Bike Magazine | Crush | February 2016 | PDF

Buckle up, you’re in for the ride of your life!

What Mountain Bike Magazine

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Crush AM MBUK March 2015

Orange's trail-taming bruiser proves that a hardtail can handle seriously rough lines with ease

MBUK March 2015

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Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.

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