The Orange Crush is a bike you don't want to mess with. It's loved and revered, with award winning performance, it's the definitive aluminium hardcore hardtail. So for 2018, with the exception of a push to 148 boost spacing and a slight reshape of the stays to allow big volume tyre fans to satisfy their cravings, we've left it well alone.
The geometry is bang on point, the rear triangle features a bolt-through axle, giving unparalled stability to what is already a rigid design. The confident handling 65° head angle along with the Crush’s long top tube design that adds an extra few millimetres means, size for size, a 50mm stem puts the rider right where they need to be for direct input and weight distribution. Short chainstays make climbing as sweet as ever for a long forked hardtail, those stays now reshaped to allow clearance for a more than chunky 2.6 tyre.
The Crush’s unshakeable attitude is as strong as ever. Built tough to be ridden hard, where it really excels, on the rough stuff.
6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 27.5
|6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube|
|A. Head Angle||65°||65°||65°||65°|
|B. Seat Angle||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°||73.5°|
|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|
|G. Head Tube||100||110||120||130|
|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.|
|Single crown||Triple Clamp|
|Rear Hub||148x12mm Bolt-through|
|Seatpost Ø||30.9 mm|
|Seatclamp Ø||34.9 mm|
|BB Shell||73mm ISCG 05|
|Tapered Headset||Upper: ZS44/28.6
|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|
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?
Proper limit pushing, guaranteed good time machine with well sorted spec for the cash.What Mountain Bike Magazine
It is the perfect trail hardtailMBR Magazine
An absolute brawler of a hardtail, hugely capable and diverseBike Radar
Buckle up, you’re in for the ride of your life!What Mountain Bike Magazine
Orange's trail-taming bruiser proves that a hardtail can handle seriously rough lines with easeMBUK March 2015
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.
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.