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We are a company of cyclists, not just mountain bikers, and we live in the heart of some of the best road biking in the UK. With the popular rise in enduro and endurance based sports, we’ve found we're covering more miles on tarmac than ever before. It is time for us the bring our own road bike back to the Orange line-up.

With a feature list for our dream road bike we set: Super strong yet superlight frame construction, built for distance, designed to climb, descends like a missile. we reckon we’ve ticked off the lot.

Designed to be the pinnacle in endurance tarmac performance the R9 unidirectional Carbon fibre frame features a stiff front end lay-up to ensure sure-footed handling at speed, coupled with compliant rear stays to give all-day comfort for long assaults in the mountains.

Disc braked, compatible with bigger modern road tyre volumes and drivetrain agnostic; run cabled, wired or wireless systems, the R9 does it all. And, while we built it to perform, it's some looker too.

Find out more about our carbon road story

The facts

Why the R9 RS?

  • Orange Carbon Endurance Road Bike
  • Ultra-lightweight frame designed in Britain
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • 12 x 142mm Bolt Thru Rear Axle
  • R9 Full Carbon Fork with 100x12mm bolt-thru and Flat Mount Disc compatibiltiy
  • Clearance for 28mm tyres
  • Full Shimano Ultegra Di2 2x11speed Drive train
  • Shimano Ultegra Hydraulic Di2 disc brakes
  • Mavic Ksyrium Elite UST Disc Wheelset with Vittoria Rubino Pro 28c tyres
  • Easton Finishing Kit

A great spec with its Shimano Di2 1x11 drivetrain and hydraulic discs. The R9 RS packs a lot of bang for your buck.

Specs & Options  

We are sorry, but this model is now sold out.

Please check with our dealer network for stock.


Raw Matte Carbon

Select a frame size to choose colour

Orange/Black Decals

Frame and Fork

Unidirectional Carbon Fibre Monocoque. Wheel Size: 700c.

Rear Shock
Kore Dozer
R9 Full Carbon 100 x 12mm Flat Mount Disc


Shimano Ultegra R8000 Hydraulic Di2
Shimano Ultegra R8000 11-28T
Chain Device
Shimano Ultegra R8000 Di2
Bottom Bracket
Shimano Road Press Fit
Shimano Ultegra R8000 50-34t
Rear Mech
Shimano Ultegra R8000 Di2
Shimano 11spd Road

Wheel and Tyres

Hope 20Five RS4-Straight Pull-Centre Lock
Mavic Yksion Pro UST 700x28


Shimano Ultegra R8000 Hydraulic Disc

Finishing Kit

Easton EC70 Carbon
Seat Clamp
Easton EC70 Carbon
Prologo Kappa RS
Easton EC70 Carbon
EAV Grip Tape with Gel


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2018 R9 Geometry
R9 Geometry
Unidirectional Carbon Fibre Monocoque
Frame Size S M L XL
Seat-tube length 475 500 525 550
A. Head Angle 72.8° 73° 73.5° 73.8°
B. Seat Angle 74.2° 73.7° 73.3° 73°
C. Top Tube 513 528 543 556
D. Effective TT 530 545 560 573
E. Bottom Bracket Height -70 -70 -70 -70
F. Chainstay 410 410 410 410
G. Head Tube 140 155 170 190
H. Wheelbase 975 982 988 995
I. Front & Centre 575 582 588 594
J. Reach 377 381 387 391
K. Stack 547 560 576 594
Seat Tube Ø 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle.


R9 Technical Info
Rear Hub 142 x 12 bolt-through
Front Hub 100 x 12 bolt-through
Seatpost 27.2
Seatpost clamp 31.8
Front Derailleur Direct Mount
BB Shell PF24/PF41 86.5mm
Headset Cartridge Type IS42/26.6|IS52/40
Bike Sizing Guidelines
5'5"  —  5'7"
5'6"  —  5'10"
5'9"  —  6'1"
6'0"  —  6'3"

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?

R9 – Island Hopping

What they say ...  

Cyclist | R9 RS | August 2018

On the road the R9 RS surprised me by being just a little bit better than I expected in almost every way

Cyclist - August 2018

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Find a Demo bike...  

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.