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.
With a 150mm RockShox Pike RCT3 fork, Carbon chainset and Sram XO-1 drivetrain the Crush RS is built for those who truly appreciate what a long travel hardtail can do.
6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 27.5 Rear wheel travel: 140
|6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube|
|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|
|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||142 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
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