Charger Factory

RRP from: £7,700.00

2019 Charger Factory Shown in Cyan Blue
2019 Charger Factory Shown in Cyan Blue
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Overview  

The new Charger is the E.P.O. bike we all need. If you lust after a hardcore e-bike but think the ambition of the Surge is a little over the top then the Charger is the one for you. Think of a it  as a re-inforced Five with extra horsepower at the touch of a button. Think of a Five with a charging port and you'll see where the name comes from. We love the Charger - keep the battery topped up and it's the e-bike that's always ready to go. Confident handling and the kind of trail 'pop' that you expect from an Orange - but with added oomph. Sessioning the local woods or lapping your favourite trail centres, the Charger will power you to the top of your favorite tracks time after time. With its 504Wh power cell there's plenty of juice in the tank to go boost and play hard and fast, or just enjoy the extra spinning up those longer climbs in eco mode for longer rides out. 

Construction

LIke it's bigger sibling the Surge, the Charger ’s revised construction and shape is one of the biggest leaps forward over its predecessor, revisions to the front triangle in both construction and tubing profile have helped improve the bike's stiffness while still remaining compliant enough that the bike isn’t harsh, the new downtube is substantially slimmer and has a much more organic profile that the one that went before it.

While the rear swingarm has taken cues from our 327 DH bike in its profile, this has been done to help deal with the large amounts of torque being produced by the motor, the additional overall weight of the bike and the fact that this bike acts like your own personal uplift vehicle where descents are the order of the day.

The final piece of the puzzle was to have a battery that was easily removable. Hearing of riders doing “double battery rides” is very much a reality and we wanted a system that allowed this to happen as easily as possible. The battery is now removable with the use of just a key, so there are no more bolts to undo and it should take a matter of seconds to swap. Second batteries will be available from Orange and will come with the protective cover as standard.

 

THE DRIVE UNIT

We've chosen to work with Shimano, using the E8000 pedal assist system. The features it offers work extremely well for us.
Due to the size of the drive unit, no change to bike geometry is necessary. The E-bike you see here is the exact same geometry as our Alpine 6 model.

The power is delivered when the rider starts pedalling. We've found with the Shimano E8000 unit the power is smooth and controllable, even in boost mode. This is crucial on the technical terrain we love to ride. 

Unlike other drive units on the market, the Shimano E8000 crankset has the same Q-factor as the human powered cranks you are used to, this means no awkward changes to your pedalling position. This drive unit also has a zero-drag feature, so as you surge past the assisted power, often into descents, all of your pedal input goes into the drive, rather than dragging the motor's "gearbox". This gives a really responsive feel, when you're hitting those high-velocity descents. You soon forget you're riding an E-bike until the assist kicks in again to help power you up the next climb.  

Shimano E=8000

TECHNICAL SPECS

Here are the technical specifications of the Shimano E8000 drive unit.

PEDAL ASSIST MODES

All three support modes will assist until 16mph.

  • ECO - Riding support while enabling maximum range
  • TRAIL - Gradual support for encouraging sportive riding
  • BOOST - Full support for maximum boost and uncompromised climbing
  • WALK ASSIST - As additional mode, walk assist can be easily enabled with the assist switch

COMPACT CONCEPT

Short chainstays (shorter chainstay length ensuring better manoeuvrability)
Narrow Q-factor of 177mm (compact and lightweight design for better handling with same Q-factor as current Shimano XT)

PERFORMANCE

Maximum power: 500 W
Nominal power: 250 W
Maximum torque: 70 Nm

WEIGHT OF DRIVE UNIT

Under 3 kg

LI-ION BATTERY

Integrated version (504Wh)
Charging: 80% after 2,5 hrs / 5 hrs from 0 to 100%
Battery life: 1,000 cycles

The facts

Why the Charger?

  • Frame designed and built in Britain
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • Single pivot suspension for the optimum performance, efficiency and reliability
  • NEW Radically revised progressive suspension frame curve
  • NEW re-worked geometry for confidence, speed and stability
  • NEW Geometry optimised for 150mm front/145mm rear travel
  • NEW Quick key-locked battery removal 
  • 27.5 inch wheels
  • Boost 148mm rear hub spacing
  • Alpine-trail honed geometry
  • Long top tube short stem for high-speed stability
  • Shimano E8000 250W drive unit with 70Nm torque
  • 504Wh Lithium Ion battery
  • Same 177mm Q-Factor as a standard MTB cranksey
  • Internal dropper post routing​
  • Choose from 9 custom colours and multiple options

Specs & Options  

Charger Factory

SIZES AND COLOURS

Sizes
Colour
Fizzy Orange

Select a frame size to choose colour

Decals
Charger Black/Orange Decals

Frame and Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5. Rear wheel travel: 145.

Rear Shocks
Fox Float DPX2 Factory 230x57.5
Headsets
Hope 49mm Black
Forks
Fox Factory 36 Float 150mm 27.5 (black)
Swingarms
SRAM Maxle Ultimate (Boost 148 Hub)

Drivetrain

Chain Device
Shimano CDE80
Bottom Brackets
Shimano E8000 DU Integrated
Chainsets
Shimano E8050 34t Ring
Rear Mech
Shimano XT Di2 Shadow Plus 11spd
Chains
Shimano HG-X 11
Shifters
Shimano XT Di2
Cassettes
Shimano XT 11-46t

Wheel and Tyres

Wheelsets
Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + Hope Pro 4 (Black) 27
Tyres
Maxxis DHF 2.5 WT and DHR II 2.4 WT 27.5

Braking

Brakes
Shimano Saint 203/203

Finishing Kit

Seatposts
Fox Factory Transfer 150mm Kashima
Seat Clamps
Hope Bolted Black
Stems
Hope M35 x 35mm Black
Saddles
SDG Radar Cromo Rail Blk/Orange
Handlebars
Renthal Fat Bar 800mm M35
Grips
Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black
Pedals

Power Assist

Drive Displays
Shimano E8000 Cycle Computer
Batteries
E8020 504wh Integrated battery
Drive Units
Shimano E8000
Control Switches
Shimano E6000

Accessories

2019 Charger Geometry
CHARGER GEOMETRY
Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size M L XL
Seat Tube Length 17" 18" 19"
A. Head Angle 65° 65° 65°
B. Seat Angle (Actual) 73° 73° 73°
B. Seat Angle (Effective) 75° 75° 75°
C. Top Tube 615 634 655
D. Top Tube (effective) 640 660 680
E. BB Height (from ground) 335 335 335
BB height (from axles -18 -18 -18
F. Chainstay 441 441 441
G. Head Tube 120 130 140
H. Wheel base 1238 1260 1281
J. Reach 462 480 497
K. Stack 608 617 626
T. Rear Travel 146 146 146
Standover 725 749 775
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 708 mm Ø tyre.
technical Info
fork travel
OPTIMUM MAXIMUM MINIMUM
150 mm 150 mm 150 mm
Shock Length 230 x 65 mm
Rear Hub 148 x 12 mm
Rear Axle Maxle 142 x 12mm (Length 174mm)
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Seatclamp Ø 34.9 mm
Front Derailleur N/A
BB Shell 73 mm ISCG05
Tapered Headset Upper: ZS49/28.6
Lower: EC49/40
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
5'0"  —  5'6"
M
5'5"  —  5'9"
L
5'8"  —  6'2"
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?

What they say ...  

First ride review: we test the super charged Orange Charger Factory

Of all the e-Bikes I’ve tested this year, the Orange Charger is by far the most playful and fun to ride so far.

Singletrack Charged

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We think the best way to find out what an Orange Bike really has to offer is to ride one. So don't just take our word for it, get out there and give one a go.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom

Charger Factory (2019 Model)

  • Size: M
  • Cyan Blue Cyan Blue

Call: 0191 2614191

Dealer Details

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