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Classic Orange design in a small package

Built to the same exacting specifications as our iconic aluminium Clockwork frames, this is the all new, 26 inch wheeled, Zest. Designed for people who need a smaller fit, but still want the performance of a ‘proper’ mountain bike, the Zest offers the same ride characteristics we all love about Orange, sharp performance and confident handling.

The geometry on the Zest is bang up-to-date too, longer top-tube and shorter stem, with a long wheel base for stability.

The Zest frame features internal routing for a dropper seatpost, and neat external cable routing like the Clockwork Evo. Ripe for upgrades, but ready to rock straight from the box.

The Zest might be your first foray into the world of mountain biking, or you might be an experienced old hand looking for the right fit. Wherever you are within that range, the Zest is a sound choice of Orange. 

The facts

Why the Zest?

  • Designed in Britain
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • Custom butted 6061-T6 aluminium
  • 26 inch wheels
  • 100mm RockShox 30 Gold RL Solo Air Fork
  • SRAM 1x11 speed drivetrain
  • SRAM brakes
  • 100mm travel fork
  • Internal dropper routing & cable routing
  • Designed for covering miles with ease
  • Confidence inspiring with sharp handling
  • Generous mud clearance

A SRAM 11 speed drivetrain with 100mm RockShox 30 Gold Solo Air offer comfort and durability for riders needing a smaller frame format.

Prefer 27.5inch wheels? Try the Clockwork 127.

Specs & Options  


Orange Soda

Select a frame size to choose colour

Black/Blue Decals

Frame and Fork

6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 26.

Rear Shocks
FPD 44mm For Tapered Steerer
RockShox 30 Gold RL Solo Air 100
135 QR


Bottom Brackets
SRAM NX Powerspline
SRAM NX 11spd
Rear Mech
SRAM NX 11spd
SRAM PC1110 11spd
SRAM NX 11spd
SRAM PC-1130 11-42 11spd

Wheel and Tyres

Shimano 475 + Alex MD19
Continental Mountain King 2.2


SRAM Level TL 160mm/160mm

Finishing Kit

KORE XCD 350mm
Seat Clamps
Strange QR
Strange Stalk
Kore Durox IE
Strange 0.5" Riser 750mm
Strange Lock-On
Kore Rivera Thermo


2017 Zest Geometry
Zest Geometry
6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium
Frame Size One Size
Seat Tube 13"
A. Head Angle 68°
B. Seat Angle 74°
C. Top Tube 546
D. Effective TT 555
E. BB Height (axle diff) -48
F. Chainstay 420
G. Head Tube 100
H. Wheelbase 1065
J. Reach 390
K. Stack 574
Stem Length 50
Standover 644 

Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height from ground is with 670 mm Ø tyre.

technical Info
fork travel
100 mm 100 mm 100 mm
  Single crown   Triple Clamp
Rear Hub 135 mm
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Front Derailleur Band
BB Shell 68 mm
1.1/8"Headset Upper: ZS44/28.6
Lower: ZS44/30
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
4'8"  —  5'2"

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?

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.