Four RS

From the 2017 Archive

You can find the current Four RS here.

RRP from: GBP £4,200.00

2017 Four RS Shown in Minion Yellow Custom Colour
2017 Four RS Shown in Minion Yellow Custom Colour
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Overview  

Less is more - The short travel trail bike we've all been waiting for 

The Four has been coming for a while now. Not on our future model list, not as part of the grand Orange plan, but from deep within our hearts. It started with one of those ‘what if…” conversations where we all found ourselves on the same page. Has the 15 year evolution of the Five left a bike sized gap behind it? Maybe. We swept clean the drawing board and sharpened a pencil. 

AUG
25

What would our ultimate short travel, fast, lean mean climber of an all round trail bike be?

How much travel? 120mm feels right.  

To make this bike climb well we would want a nice short chain stay, so lets start with that. With a shorter chain stay and a small 44x184mm shock we can pull the pivot point rearwards to make the swing arm more compact. So wait, with a compact swing arm we can pull in the split rear design to make a lighter, stiffer swing arm; a wider 12x148 Boost hub spacing would help there too, right? On paper this is looking pretty tidy.

If we’re going short travel and we don’t have the frame stresses of a long fork, could we use a thinner gauge aluminium sheet as our base material? Yes we could. As for the geometry, we’ll run a nice long top tube and keep stems short, that’s a no-brainer. It keeps the wheelbase long for stability and the bike handling direct and fast. Optimised for a 130mm fork, the bike can run a generous sag for that plush feel that we all love.

We felt we were onto something, and started a prototype program. And if we were going to do this we may as well go for it. We looked at every part of the frame from our aircraft grade 6061 aluminium sheet to all the nooks and crannies of the CNCed dropouts, bottom bracket shells, and headtubes to see where we could lose weight and gain strength. At every step we found something that would add a little to the mix. Marginal gains is the buzzword these days isn’t it? It was worth the effort, the first frames off the bench were under our expected weight estimate. Even the heat treating guys got excited about that (and heat treating guys never get excited about little things like that. After all, they work with fire, and thats pretty exciting). When built up, our first bikes were coming in at around 27.5lbs (Yes, we said a weight!). 

So onto the serious business of testing. The first feedback was pretty succinct. “Why hadn’t we done this before now?” Well, a few reasons, the main one being rear shock technology is now so good that a non-bobbing short rear end on a single pivot frame is a reality - not on a wish list. The practical upshot of all this is that we had more in our legs for long climbs, more energy for the descents and smiles as big as we’ve had on any Orange bike. What’s more, even with the light build and a lot of hard riding, we had no frame issues. The Four was born. 

And that’s exactly what the Four is about: sitting below the bigger hitting trail burners of the Five and Alpine 160, but vastly more capable that the XC lightweights. It’s Orange to the core: simple, reliable and built to perform at the highest level. 

So after all that, Who wants a Four? Well for starters, we all do.

The facts

Why the Four RS?

  • Frame Handbuilt in Britain
  • Short travel, fast and agile 27.5 trail bike with progressive geometry
  • Short swingarm with 12x148mm Boost rear hub spacing for precise handling
  • Tuned pivot position for optimal suspension performance with 184x44mm rear shock
  • Suspension travel: 130mm front & 120mm rear
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • RockShox Pike RCT3 130mm Boost Fork
  • RockShox Monarch RT3 DebonAir
  • KS Lev Integra 125mm drop with internal cable routing
  • SRAM GX1 11spd Drivetrain/SRAM Guide R Brakes

If you love the RockShox suspension platform, this is the one for you. The RS model runs the award winning 130mm Pike fork and a proven SRAM 1x11spd drivetrain. 

Specs & Options  

Four RS

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

Sizes and Colours

Sizes
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Colour

Frame & Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5 Rear wheel travel: 120

Fork
RockShox Pike 130 RCT3 Solo Air Boost

Fox 34 Factory Kashima 130mm Boost

Rear Shock
RockShox Monarch DB RT3 184x44

Fox DPS EVol Factory Kashima 184x44

Headset
Cane Creek 49mm

Black Hope Headset

Orange Hope Headset

Rear Axle
SRAM Maxle Ultimate 174mm (Boost 148mm Hub)

Wheels & Tyres

Factory Wheelset - Black Hubs & Blue Rim Decals

Factory Wheelset - Black Hubs & Green Rim Decals

Factory Wheelset - Black Hubs & Grey Rim Decals

Factory Wheelset - Black Hubs & Orange Decals

Factory Wheelset - Black Hubs & Red Decals

Factory Wheelset - Black Hubs & Yellow Rim Decals

Factory Wheelset - Orange Hubs & Blue Rim Decals

Factory Wheelset - Orange Hubs & Green Decals

Factory Wheelset - Orange Hubs & Grey Rim Decals

Factory Wheelset - Orange Hubs & Orange Decals

Factory Wheelset - Orange Hubs & Red Decals

Factory Wheelset - Orange Hubs & Yellow Decals

Wheelset
Hope Pro 4 (Black) + Mavic XM624 27.5"
Tyres
Maxxis HR II 2.4 3c TR EXO / HR II 2.3 TR EXO

Drivetrain

Black Hope Cranks

Hope 30mm Black

Hope Cranks Black

Black Hope Cranks + Shimano XT

Shimano XT 11-46

Shimano XT Shadow + 11spd

Shimano XT

Hope 30mm Black

Hope Cranks Black

Factory Drivetrain

SRAM X0-1 Eagle 10-50 12spd

SRAM X0-1 Carbon Eagle 12spd

SRAM X0-1 Eagle 12spd

SRAM X0-1 Eagle Carbon 32t

SRAM XO-1 EAGLE 12spd

Orange Hope Cranks

Hope 30mm Orange

Hope Cranks Orange

Orange Hope Cranks + Shimano XT

Shimano XT 11-46

Shimano XT Shadow + 11spd

Shimano XT

Hope 30mm Orange

Hope Cranks Orange

Crankset
SRAM X1 Carbon 30t
Chain Device
Top Guide Chain Device

MRP 1x

MRP AMG

Rear Mech
SRAM X0-1 Carbon 11spd
Cassette
SRAM PG1150 10-42 11spd
Shifters
SRAM GX1 11spd
Bottom Bracket
SRAM GXP

Black Hope BB - For GXP

The machined aluminium cups with full stainless steel cartridge bearings. Custom, Swiss made bearings are double sealed, fully serviceable and removable. Using a non contact, free running labyrinth seal to protect the bearing externally, and the machined aluminium centre tube is sealed internally with o-rings this bottom bracket has a greater life span than stock units. Weighing in at 113g

 

Orange Hope BB - for GXP

The machined aluminium cups with full stainless steel cartridge bearings. Custom, Swiss made bearings are double sealed, fully serviceable and removable. Using a non contact, free running labyrinth seal to protect the bearing externally, and the machined aluminium centre tube is sealed internally with o-rings this bottom bracket has a greater life span than stock units. Weighing in at 113g

 
Chain
SRAM PCX1 11spd

Braking

Brakes
SRAM Guide R 180mm/180mm

Hope Tech 3 E4 183/183 Floating (Black)

Hope Tech 3 E4 183/183 Floating (Orange)

SRAM Ultimate 180mm/180mm

Finishing Kit

Burgtec RideWide Carbon 800mm Enduro Bar 20mm rise

Burgtec RideWide Carbon 800mm Enduro Bar 20mm rise

Burgtec RideWide Carbon 800mm Enduro Bar 20mm rise 35mm Bore

Burgtec Enduro MK2 Stem 35 x 35mm

Burgtec Enduro MK2 Stem 35 x 35mm

Burgtec Bar Tender Grips

Factory Finishing Kit 35mm Stem

Race Face SIXC 35 20mm Riser Carbon 800mm

SDG Strange Fly Mtn

Race Face Atlas M35 x 35mm Extension

Race Face Half Nelson

Factory Finishing Kit 50mm Stem

Race Face SIXC 35 20mm Riser Carbon 800mm

SDG Strange Fly Mtn

Race Face Atlas M35 x 50mm Extension

Race Face Half Nelson

Ladies Saddle

Stem
Renthal Apex M35 50mm extension
Handlebar
Renthal Fatbar M35 20mm Rise 800mm
Grips
Renthal Ultra Tacky Lock On
Seatpost
KS Lev Integra 125mm drop

RockShox Reverb Stealth Connectamajig 125mm

RockShox Reverb Stealth Connectamajig 170mm

Rockshox Reverb Stealth Connectamajig 150mm

Saddle
SDG Strange Bel Air 2.0
Seat Clamp
Strange QR

Hope Bolted Black

Hope Bolted Orange

Hope QR Black

Hope QR Orange

Pedals

Burgtec Penthouse Flats MK4 Blk

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 Four geometry
FOUR GEOMETRY
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Seat Tube Length 15″ 15″ 17″ 18″ 20″
A. Head Angle 67° 67° 67° 67° 67°
B. Seat Angle Actual 72º 72º 72º 72º 72º
B. Seat Angle Effective 74º 74º 74º 74º 74º
C. Top Tube 543 572 579 598 618
D. Top Tube (effective) 570 590 610 630 650
E. BB Height (from ground) 330 330 330 330 330
BB height (from axles -25 -25 -25 -25 -25
F. Chainstay 424 424 424 424 424
G. Head Tube 100 100 110 110 130
H. Wheel base 1112 1132 1153 1173 1196
T. Rear Travel 120 120 120 120 120
J. Reach 388 421 438 458 473
K. Stack 588 588 598 598 616
Standover 690 690 730 744 783
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
130 mm 130 mm 110 mm
  Single crown   Triple Clamp
Shock Length 184 mm x 44 mm
Rear Hub 148 mm x 12mm (Boost)
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Seatclamp Ø 34.9 mm
Front Derailleur none
BB Shell 73 mm ISCG05
Tapered Headset Upper: ZS49/28.6
Lower: EC49/40
Ride Guide
Yes Downhill 0 out of 5 stars
Yes Freeride 0 out of 5 stars
Yes Enduro 3.0 out of 5 stars
Yes All-Mountain 3.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Trail 5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Adventure 3.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Touring 1.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Racing 0 out of 5 stars
Bike Sizing Guidelines
XS
5'0"  —  5'6"
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?

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.

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