324 Frame

RRP from: GBP £2,300.00

2018 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 £2,300.00
Total price: £2,300.00

Sizes and Colours

Sizes
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Colour
Decals
Black Decals

Frame & Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5

Fork
Rear Shock
RockShox Vivid R2C 240x76

Fox DHX2 Factory SLS 240x76 425lbs

Fox DHX2 Factory SLS 240x76 425lbs

  • Available in both imperial and metric sizes
  • X2 2-position Open/Firm lever retains high and low speed compression adjustment
  • High- and low-speed compression and high- and low-speed rebound adjustment
  • Advanced RVS damping system provides more tunability
  • High oil flow improves damping control and consistency
  • SLS spring option provides titanium weight savings at affordable price
  • *Coil spring sold separately. Shown with SLS Spring option.

Fox DHX2 Factory SLS 240x76 475lbs

Fox DHX2 Factory SLS 240x76 475lbs

Fox Float X2 Factory 240x76

Headset
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

Pedals
Mudguards

Performance Packs

Accessories

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.

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?

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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Sadly it looks like none of our dealers have this model in stock as a demo bike. However, you can find your nearest dealer and they can request one to be sent to them from our demo fleet.

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.

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