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July 13 2017 - posted by John Chennells

Summer Hardtail Price Drop

Grab a bargain on a brand new Orange hardtail this summer

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January 29 2017 - posted by John Chennells

Launching the New Stage models

We're expanding our iconic range with the launch of two radical new 29er models, both aimed at more experienced riders looking for racing-winning performance. 

The Stage 5 and Stage 6 are the latest in our lineup of hand-built single-pivot bikes, designed around a 29” wheel but featuring more aggressive geometry for higher speeds on more challenging terrain.  In their special ‘Launch’ editions on shown for the first time at the Bike Place, both bikes feature Boost spacing, internal routing and high-end parts from Fox, Hope, Race Face and Shimano XT.

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December 01 2016 - posted by John Chennells

Winter Pack 2017

Through the winter months we will be offering a special winter pack as an option on many of our models. There's nothing worse than getting a new bike that's all set-up for the summer, when outside there's a lot of fun to be had in the gloop and the wet, so here's the solution.

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November 24 2016 - posted by John Chennells

Black Friday Giving to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

This Friday 25th of November is the notorious Black Friday. 

This year there will be no Black Friday deals from Orange, but if you do buy something on our online store, we pledge to give 10% of the purchase price to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service. 

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July 09 2016 - posted by John Chennells

Shredder at the Magic Rock Tap Bike Day 2016


The inaugural Magic Rock Tap bike day on July 10th 2016 was a veritable success. Cyclists from up and down the surrounding hills and valley turned up with friends and familys to enjoy a variety of fun, films, roller racing and of course some of Huddersfield's finest ale from the Magic Rock Brewery.

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July 01 2016 - posted by John Chennells

Introducing the Five Pro-Line

One of our most popular models is the Orange Five Pro. A stalwart performer out of the box and a great platform to add upgrades. 

What if we took that model and added a little extra Va Va Voom? So that's what we've done. Ladies and gentlemen, may we present the new limited edition Orange Five Pro-Line.

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December 10 2015 - posted by John Chennells

Hot Neon Pink Custom Colour Free Until 31 March 2016

That's right, Hot Neon Pink is back with a bang. You've asked we've delivered (for a while at least) and what's more until 31st March 2016 (or while stocks last) we are offering a free custom colour upgrade to neon pink. This applies to any model with custom colour options.

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November 20 2015 - posted by John Chennells

Orange Hope components now in options

Our friends over at Hope Technology make some of the best bike components in the world and we are big fans. Recently they introduced a new orange colour in the line up, sure enough our phone started ringing with enquiries.

While we simply can't stock all the hope colours, request for orange has been phenominal, so we've rolled it out as an option across the range. You can have as much or as little as you like. 

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October 18 2015 - posted by John Chennells

Ashley Ball at the helm for Orange Bikes

Ashley Ball at the helm for Orange BIkes

New owner Ashley Ball at the helm for Orange Bikes

Effective from October 1st 2015, Halifax based Orange Mountain Bikes Limited changed ownership from its founding partners Lester Noble and Steve Wade to the new managing director Ashley Ball.

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July 13 2015 - posted by John Chennells

2016 - Better out of the box

One of the things we are renowned for at Orange Bikes is our custom options. When you buy an Orange bike there's plenty of choice with colours and component specification. We're still giving you these choices, but for 2016 we think we've got a great line up of bikes at every level that will be great straight out of the box, with very little need for major component upgrades.
 

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February 11 2015 - posted by John Chennells

Them’s the breaks - Rowan Sorrell

We are absolutley gutted for our great friend and Orange rider Rowan Sorrell. After breaking his leg last year and making a spectacular recovery, yesterday he re-broke the same leg. Terrible news. Get well soon Rowan we're right behind you and wish you well.

But Rowan wants something positive to come from his run of bad luck and to that end, Rowan is using this video as a chance to give young riders the chance to have his bikes on loan to race on for the whole season. 

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November 11 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Toby Pantling wins final of POC scottish Enduro Series

Toby Pantling Masters Champion

Toby Pantling missed only one round of the POC Scottish Enduro series this year and managed to get the overall Masters category win.

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October 20 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Scotch Mist - Round 5 of the Scottish Enduro

Ignoring the weather warnings, it was going to take more than that to stop the Team Orange boys heading north to the final round of the  POC Scottish Enduro Series...

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October 14 2014 - posted by John Chennells

RX9 Fork Recall

Here is the information you need to check your forks: orangebikes.co.uk/rx9_fork_recall
This is important information for all Orange BIkes customer who have purchased an Orange RX9. A number of Orange RX9 bikes were made with forks, which have a potential risk of breaking. Under certain circumstances the fork steerer tube can become disconnected from the rest of the fork. 

While we have had no critical failures, we have had two instances of the steerer becoming detached from the rest of the fork. This occured after the owners reported the forks making a creaking sound and where the forks were removed for inspection.

A number of other forks suffering from a creaking sound have been reported to us. This has led us to issue this recall. 

The safety of our customers is very important to us.  Therefore if you are the owner of an Orange RX9 please do not ride your RX9 bicycle until the fork has been checked and you are certain it is safe to use.

We understand the inconvenience this will cause to you as an RX9 owner. We apologise for this but would like to reassure our customers we are acting in the interest of your safety.

The affected forks may be fitted to any RX9 bike sold since the release of the model in April 2013. 

Here is the information you need to check your forks: orangebikes.co.uk/rx9_fork_recall
 

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September 05 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Free Shimano SLX Brake Upgrade

SLX offer
Boost your braking, free of charge.

THIS OFFER HAS NOW EXPIRED (15/10/2014)

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August 22 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Full Fox Factory Upgrade Offer

Buy a new Five Pro or Alpine Five AM and we'll bump your suspension spec to a full Fox Factory set-up for only £120.

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July 21 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Jacob Dickson: National Champion

Jacob Dickson National Champ

We have a winner! Jacob Dickson is the 2014 Irish Junior National Champion.

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July 02 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Orange Dirt Team Get Vert

The Orange Dirt World Team take on the crazy steep Llangollen BDS course and come away victorious, if not unscathed.
Photo by Tom Caldwell.

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June 24 2014 - posted by John Chennells

12 Hours At Bristol Bikefest

Sam Pantling digs deep as he races for half a day.

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June 12 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Video: Harry Heath - Five

Big jumps, loose turns, flat out through the trees, Orange Dirt World Team rider Harry Heath proves the Five can do it all.

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June 11 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Orange Dirt World Team Hit Fort William

The Orange Dirt World Team roll into Fort William for the World Cup.

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June 01 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Orange Bikes At The Enduro World Series

New bikes loaded, new jerseys ironed, race faces on; Orange Factory Race Team get serious at the Enduro World Series.

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April 03 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Spring Offer: CCDB Coil Shock Half Price

CCDB Spring Offer

Order a Five, Five 29 or Alpine 160 before the 1st of June and you can upgrade to a Cane Creek Double Barrel coil shock, half price.

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March 31 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Orange Dirt World Team: BRS Round 1

The team's first race at the Antur Stiniog round of the BDS ends with Harry Heath in 9th and Jacob Dickson in 6th.

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March 07 2014 - posted by John Chennells

UPDATED: Run For Michael

What? No bikes? For once, no, but read on. UPDATED: Lesley report back from the Paris Marathon.

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February 27 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Orange Support The Development Enduro Team

The Development Team

Angela Coates and Steve Foster of The Development Team choose Orange for their 2014 Enduro racing campaign.

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February 10 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Announcing the Orange Dirt World Team

Orange and Dirt magazine team up to create a World Cup DH team.

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January 31 2014 - posted by John Chennells

Toby Pantling Wins RaceFace Circus Of Dirt Enduro

Toby and his race winning Gyro

Orange team rider Toby Pantling wins RaceFace Circus Of Dirt Enduro.

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December 16 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Video: Five 29 Cut Loose

Five 29 Getting Loose

Who said 29ers weren't for the fun stuff? It certainly wasn't us. Check out this video of team CutMedia blowing up corners and misconceptions on their Five 29s.

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December 12 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Hannah Barnes: NorthWest

Cut Media's Hannah Barnes strikes north west in pursuit of the unknown.

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December 03 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Ladies Who Launch

Like riding? Like baking? If you answered yes to either or both of those questions then this video starring Aimee Dix and the Alpine 160 Diva should be right up your trail.

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November 26 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Free Orange Winter Pack

Order an Orange bike and get a winter pack free.

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November 12 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Keeping The Piece At CityCross

When Morvélo's CityCross race came to Halifax's Piece Hall we pulled on the race plates in the search for a home win.

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October 23 2013 - posted by John Chennells

The Gyro Pro: More Reasons To Go Big This Winter

Free upgrades with the Gyro Pro.

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October 23 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Hannah Barnes Goes Mega

Hannah Barnes stars in this stunning video filmed at this year's Megavalanche.

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October 23 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Fox Issue Voluntary Recall of Certain Model Year 2013 Evolution Series Forks

FOX has initiated a voluntary recall of certain model year 2013 Evolution Series forks manufactured between March 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012. Consumers should stop using the recalled product immediately unless otherwise instructed. 

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October 16 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Big Wheel Believer

Ruari's Clockwork

Ruari Watt is new to 29ers and has recently taken ownership of a Clockwork. He's put together a video and write up on his thoughts. Has he become a big wheel believer?

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September 24 2013 - posted by John Chennells

2013 Tour of Ben Nevis

Riding 72km is a pretty impressive feat. Riding 72km off-road around the largest chunk of rock on the British Isles is even more so. The No Fuss organised Tour de Ben Nevis is a true challenge however you look at it. There’s more to it than a straight out single lap sprint though. Along the way there are special timed stages, the combination of the points earned on these stages with your finish time is what will dictate your overall standing. It’s a game of tactics as well as brute strength.

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September 09 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Up The Buttress

Op op op!

Hill climbing in Hebden Bridge? What a load of cobbles.

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September 02 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Industry

Why the bike industry isn't really about bikes at all.

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July 26 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Hannah Barnes: Van Life

Working nine to Five.

Hannah Barnes checks in to give us the low-down on how things went at the second and third rounds of the Enduro World Series.

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July 25 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Going Ballistic in Bala

Adam Hughes pulls on his full-face lid, steps aboard his 322 and guns for gold at the National Championships in Bala, Wales. See how he gets on in his 30 second video report.

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April 22 2013 - posted by Pete Scullion

Cut Media’s Fraser McGlone in his first DH race as an Elite.

The first race of the season is always a good test of how the winter training has gone. After a good chill out after last season, Fraser McGlone was primed to lift some heavy bits of wood and get the training in. 14th at the BDS opener with a lie down is encouragging for remainder of the season!

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March 28 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Michael Bonney Wedding and Update

Seriously hurt in a cycling accident on March 3rd 2013, our great friend and colleague Michael Bonney broke his neck and suffered spinal damage resulting in a life changing injury. This new phase in Michael's began with his wedding to his partner Linzi on the 22nd March 2013.

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March 27 2013 - posted by Pete Scullion

Aimee Dix takes 5th place in Elite Women at Afan.

Touted as the only race running last weekend, the UK Gravity Enduro series opener at Afan certainly was a cold, mudy affair. Mojo Suspension were there in force with their brand new Striker Orange Fives appearing out of the grey. Senior Fork Technician Aimee Dix reports from a wet field in South Wales.

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March 22 2013 - posted by Pete Scullion

Jamesy Boy’s NZ Adventure : Part 3

Our roving enduro specialist James Shirley has been out in New Zealand to escape the British winter and get some serious time on the bike. With the trip just a few weeks from ending, it's time to nail all the best spots before he jets home. Find out what he's been up to in this latest instalment.

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March 05 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Michael Bonney - Stay Strong!

Updated: Thursday 7th March. 
As previously stated, Orange Bikes' Michael Bonney was severely injured in a cycling accident while taking part in the Eden Valley Epic Sportive on Sunday 3rd March. He received outstanding emergency medical treatment at the roadside and was transported to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle by air ambulance.

At the RVI he was diagnosed with a broken neck and is undergoing treatment for this extremely serious injury and is making positive progress. Michael and his family have been overwhelmed by the incredible amount of heartfelt messages of support and would like to thank all his friends from the cycle industry and beyond for their ongoing encouragement.

Michael's road to recovery is going to be long and bumpy but he is tackling that with his legendary Geordie grit and determination. Today he has been moved to the spinal injury unit at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesborough to receive specialist care for the next leg of this journey.

Original Post: Tuesday 5th March
On Sunday, Michael Bonney, the lynchpin in all that is Orange, had a terrible accident whilst road cycling during the Eden Valley Epic. No vehicles were involved.

He was airlifted to Newcastle hospital where he remains in a very critical condition.

As most of you will be aware, Michael is an extremely popular person with a huge amount of friends, and it's impossible to pass on this news individually. Linzi has already been inundated with best wishes and its impossible for her to reply individually, so as he is a big advocate to social media, and after speaking with Linzi, we will keep you up-to-date through our Facebook page.

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March 02 2013 - posted by Pete Scullion

Lottie Mallin-Martin Takes Ladies’ Fastest Time of the Day at The Borderline Events Opener

The first race of the year is always a good gauge of how successful the winter training has gone. Lottie Mallin-Martin, taking confidence from the new-found speed on her 224-EVO, was the fastest lady on the hill at the 2013 Borderline Events DH Round 1.

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February 26 2013 - posted by Pete Scullion

Adam Hughes Reports from Borderline Events UK DH Round 1

Youth pinner Adam Hughes reports from the opening round of the Borderline Events UK DH series. Snow and ice made a tricky course even more difficult to race, but once the beeps have sounded, it's game on!

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February 15 2013 - posted by Pete Scullion

Jamesy Boy’s NZ Adventure : Part 2

One third of the way into his trip to New Zealand, James Shirley has been making the most of the sun, getting well into the wilds for some epic rides and taking part in a few races. Full report inside!

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February 12 2013 - posted by Pete Scullion

The making of the Joe Barnes feature in Dirt Magazine.

Marketing man Pete trucked west on Sunday 30th September to collect MTBcut's enduro chief Joe Barnes from Liverpool Airport. Joe had literally landed back from the Mavic Trans Provence with sister Hannah before he was whisked north to yet another airport where Dirt Magazine's Steve Jones was waiting. 

A fairly full van later and we were in Joe's stomping ground trying to capture him in his natural environment. The weather did its best to try and herd us off the mountain, but with only two and half days to make it count, we just had to grin and bear it.

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January 24 2013 - posted by Pete Scullion

Jamesy Boy’s NZ Adventure : Part 1

James Shirley has taken the long-haul option of getting some winter sun. Forget Spain, Portual or the Balearics, James went the whole hog and has disappeared to New Zealand for 3 months! Here's part 1 of his adventure in Middle Earth.

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January 16 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Free Fox 36 TALAS upgrades

How? It’s simple. Custom build a Five or Alpine 160 to a spec with a retail value of £3,499.99 or more and we will upgrade the forks to the Fox 36 Factory TALAS Kashima fork at no extra cost. 

 

 

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January 15 2013 - posted by Pete Scullion

Podiums for Orange riders at the Lindao MTB Open in China!

China may not be the first place you'd think of when you think of Orange, but at the Taokas Bikes Cup Lindao MTB Open Race, Orange Bikes China's riders took home silverware in two of the three disciplines over the weekend. 

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January 09 2013 - posted by Pete Scullion

Gyro Pro Winter Blues Offer

Note: This offer is closed from 1st March 2013

To brighten up the dark days of winter, we have a great customer offer on the Gyro Pro 29er. Speak to your dealer about getting your hands on a free custom colour and painted rim options along with some CNC'd Hope goodies!

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November 29 2012 - posted by Pete Scullion

Wideopenmag Issue 19 Available to read online now!

Wideopen Magazine, best free, online mountain bike magazine has just released their 19th issue which is available to read now. Check out the interview with our marketing manager, Pete Scullion, plus a heap of other mountain bike-related articles.

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November 20 2012 - posted by Pete Scullion

Race Report : The Dudes of Hazzard’s ‘This is Enduro Now!’

The view from the top of stage 3 over Loch Leven. Photo courtesy of Sam Flanagan.

The inaugural Dudes of Hazzard 'This is Enduro Now!' enduro race in partnership with No Fuss Events visited Kinlochleven in the North West Highlands of Scotland last weekend. 313 riders had signed up to brave the November weather and some of the most technical trails the UK has to offer. There were more than a few Orange bikes present ready to do battle. TheCycleJersey/Orange's James Shirley rounds up the event for us.

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November 05 2012 - posted by Pete Scullion

James Shirley Reports from Finale Ligure

Every year the race season seems to start ealier and finish later. 2012 started in March south of the Equator in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Almost 7 months later and the season finished on the Italian Riviera, Finale Ligure to be precise. James Shirley trucked out to enjoy the sun, sea, sand and skids at the final round of the Italian SuperEnduro, widely regarded as the best enduro series going.

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November 01 2012 - posted by Pete Scullion

Autumn Colour Five Pro Offer

NOTE: This offer is now closed

To celebrate the awesome array of natural colours in the woods this Autumn, we're offering free custom paint and coloured Hope goodies on all Five Pro orders placed between today (1st November) and December 31st. Speak to your dealer for more details!

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September 25 2012 - posted by Pete Scullion

Jamesy Boy Shirley’s Season Update

TheCycleJersey/Orange's James Shirley recently took delivery of a shiny new 322 and quickly put it to the test at the remaining Scottish Downhill Association races with two individual and one series podium. Once the mud had settled, it was time to tune up the Five for a 72km epic around Ben Nevis. Yet another podium for James at the Orange Mountain Bikes Tour de Ben Nevis by the event supremos, No Fuss Events.

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September 19 2012 - posted by Pete Scullion

Adam Hughes Rounds off the Season with a Top 10 Finish

Adam Hughes rounds off his first season in Youth with a 9th place at the Ae Forest SDA and keeps his consistent series performance through until the last run.

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September 06 2012 - posted by Pete Scullion

Test Yourself at the Orange Mountain Bikes Tour de Ben Nevis

Mountain biking returns to the mountains in this 72km circumnavigation of Ben Nevis. The cotton wool has been removed and the nanny state kicked to the curb, get ready to test bike and body in arguably the best terrain the UK has to offer.

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September 05 2012 - posted by Pete Scullion

Fraser McGlone Takes on the World

After a solid 2012 where he didn't qualify for twice as many World Cup rounds as he qualified for last year, Fraser McGlone joined a powerhouse GB Team headed to Leogang, Austria for 2012 UCI Downhill Mountainbike World Championships. Fraser would prove himself one of the best up and coming downhill riders, beating his junior team mates, qualifying third and finishing 6th in a stacked field.

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July 09 2012 - posted by Pete Scullion

Joe Barnes’ Danger in Europe : Part 1

It's summer again and that means The Dudes of Hazzard are in Euroland for plenty of capers, races and good times. This trip is a little different in that the Landship Mk. 2 has only been loaded with Fives, no downhill bikes this time around. Wins at the opening two rounds of the Irish Gravity Enduro Series for Joe set the trip off to a flying start. Full report, images and episode 7 teaser for The Dudes of Hazzard.

 

 

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July 04 2012 - posted by Pete Scullion

Pete takes on round 2 of the Brownbacks Hope XC Series at Lee Quarry

Peer pressure is an awful thing. Pete had planned a quiet Sunday, but was ground down over the course of a few hours and eventually entered the second round of the Brownbacks Hope XC Series at Lee Quarry aboard his Five. Luckily for him, there was a generous quantity of descents that lent themselves perfectly to the bike in question. 

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June 11 2012 - posted by Pete Scullion

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something…...Orange. 2012 Fort William World Cup

The Fort William World Cup is the premier mountain bike event in the UK. With round 3 of the UCI World Cup being a DH-only event, all eyes were on Aonach Mor for qualifying on Saturday and finals on Sunday.

For many riders, especially the Brits, this is the best race of the year. Fort William is reknown for its rabid fans. Full report inside.

Orange at Fort William

The Orange stand before the hordes came and stripped us of all our tee shirts.

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March 29 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

Introducing the new Orange Gyro…

We've been playing with 29er designs for some time now, testing to get an idea of pros and cons, hesitant to jump on a bandwagon but curious where it might take us. The answer is here, introducing the new Orange Gyro...

Orange Gyro Black Gold

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March 29 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

Ultramontane No. 05 and the complete Dudes…

A month doesn't go by without more Dudes of Hazard action. This time it's the complete movie for your viewing pleasure. Something on another level is Ultramontane's latest piece, proper winter mountain biking with real trails, real trail bikes, and a whole load of risk...

Orange Five Ultramontane

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March 21 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

The Continental team make their debut…

The guys at Continental Tyres don't only distribute some of the best rubber on the race circuit, they do lots to support the scene. Gravity Enduro style racing has taken off in a big way, the Conty/Orange crew are getting ready for a fun season ahead...

Alpine 160 Gravity Enduro Cambrian Orange Bikes

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March 13 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

Rowan, The Dudes, and Joe’s team bike…

There's no shortage of weekly entertainment in the Orange camp, but unless you're a frequent FaceBook flyer, it’s all too easy to miss the good stuff. This week’s selection brings three very different styles; a textbook Liam Murphy edit, the home-shot escapades of the Dudes and a Vital MTB slideshow with Joe Barnes’ dulcet tones giving you the lowdown on his current Five setup…

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February 28 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

Dudes are rolling…

I'm sure most of you are now familiar with their work, a hardy band of high-performance mountain bicyclists who refuse to adhere to the norms, any norms! This post marks the first installment of their inaugural feature length movie. Documenting their varied 2011 season, this moving masterpiece will show you the many miles and many styles of the Dudes of Hazard…

Orange Bikes The Dudes of Hazard Joe Barnes

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February 27 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

Lezyne’s Danny MacAskill insight…

Lezyne have a new brand ambassador and it happens to be someone we rather like...

Lezyne Danny Macaskill Insight

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February 07 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

Cut Media and Guy Martin visit Orange Bikes. It is what it is…

Guy Martin is no ordinary presenter, he's a TT legend. A mountain biker in his spare time and a man obsessed with industry, Cut Media thought he'd be the perfect candidate to invite for a factory tour. Familiarising himself with all the processes involved, we see him get to grips with TIG welding, painting and share a few opinions on DH "cock measuring". An innovative and completely free online video documentary, available for all to see, now...

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February 01 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

January Tit-Bits…

The bike industry is a beast that's always on the move, bits and pieces happening all over the place. This is a quick roundup of what we've been doing, reading and watching over the past few weeks...

Orange Bikes, Danny MacAskill, Five, MTBcut

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January 31 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

Cut Media’s factory tour with Guy Martin; the promo…

Not content in putting together a regular factory video, the people at Cut Media decided to invite TT legend Guy Martin to familiarise himself with some real British bike frame engineering. Getting his hands on a welding torch, a paint gun and an allen key, it's an entertaining insight on the real world of Orange Bikes.

Orange Bikes It is What It is

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January 19 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

Through the archives?

The story of Orange Bikes started in June 1984, and since then we’ve experienced a constantly evolving scene with racing and technology developing at an exponential rate. Flicking through the old catalogues gives a brilliant snapshot of change, and for you retro fans, a way of identifying what, where and when…

The art of the mountain bike greg minaar global racing Orange bikes

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January 11 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

Just another day in the office…

Famous for his road riding endeavours, Guy Martin is a motorsport legend. A truck mechanic and racer, he's a chap that loves to get his hands dirty and see how things are built. Fresh from a 24-hour endurance race at the Strathpuffer and as a bit of an Orange fan, it was about time he made a visit to the UK's finest push-bike factory. More soon...

Guy Martin Orange Bikes Endurance DH 2011

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January 09 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

The Oban gangster…

Ben Cathro is a complete hero on the Scottish downhill scene and a great rider to watch. In this edit Stuz Leel follows the 'Oban Ganster' through a regular day. Some mild alcohol abuse gives way to some incredible mulchy slides on his 20-inch Orange Five. A great edit to inspire some wintery sideways action...

Ben Cathro Orange Bikes

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January 06 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

The Five Black Gold

The Five is our most versatile bike and with so many options available, you can build it exactly as you want. The Five Black Gold is a limited edition fixed spec, optimised for performance and value. Featuring the very best suspension setup and a Maxle rear as standard, this might just be your perfect build.

 

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January 03 2012 - posted by Dave Flynn

A New Year?s Resolution?

Inspired by Seb Kemp’s column in an old issue of Dirt, I’ve decided to be happy with who I am and what I ride. A New Year's Resolution blog...

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December 20 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Gary Forest rides, Dave Mackison films…

Gary Forest is an Innerleithen local and one of the main players on the UK Gravity Enduro scene; he can rag a five-inch trail bike pretty flippin' well. Dave Mackison took out his camera and put together this great winter edit...

Gary Forest I-Cycles

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December 13 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

The Dudes of Hazard rap about their upcoming film…

The Dudes of Hazard are primarily very talented cyclists, but in the spirit of entertainment they're taking on 'Fiddy' as the UK's newest rap gang. Proof if ever it were needed, they should definitely stick to bikes...

Liam Moynihan and Joe Barnes MTBcut Dudes of Hazard

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December 13 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Tweedlove Christmas - Santa is getting loose…

Santa is officially a 'rad pinner' and in the run up to Christmas he takes a stop off at the Tweed Valley to 'shred the gnar'. Rare footage of Father Christmas inside...he also rides an Orange Five.

Orange Bikes Tweed Valley Calum Darling

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December 12 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

The Orange Bikes factory, Vital MTB tell the story…

Seb Kemp and Grant Robinson visited the Orange bikes factory last summer, eager to take an alternative look at what we did, Seb recorded the story and sounds while Grant captured the scene. It makes for an interesting watch, a deeper look inside the company...

Vital MTB Dan Chip Orange Bikes factory

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December 08 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Elland to Hebden

When you man up and face the elements there's nothing more rewarding than a local epic. Rich Norgate and friends rode from Elland to Hebden to get some miles in; wintery inspiration to get you out and about no matter where you ride...

Orange Bikes Rich Norgate

 

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December 07 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Rowan Sorrell wins the Red Bull Downforce

Rowan Sorrell's been slamming his protoype 322 down some steps in Swansea. Another Liam Murphy masterpiece inside...

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December 01 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Factory tour with MTB-News…

Handbuilding frames in the UK makes Orange Bikes unique and every year a gaggle of journalists come to see how we manage it and what makes us tick. Shortly after the Fort William World Cup, Jens and Tobias came over from IBC to take a look around. Some fantastic photography and a video tour, well worth a look. Sprechen sie Deutsch? Nicht gut genug, leider...

Orange Mountain Bikes welding UK MTB-news.de

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November 15 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Calum Darling’s November Mist…

The mechanic from Alpine Bikes and video maker extrordinare has been out in the Tweed Valley once again. Jake Hood is the man on the bike, Calum Darling's behind the lens, they're both doing an awesome job in this autumn edit...

Orange Bikes Calum Darling

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November 10 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Joe Barnes, Fraser McGlone and the Maltese Falcon

Joe Bowman is This is Sheffield, he also works for Five Ten UK. As prime UK rippers MTBcut riders Joe Barnes and Fraser McGlone are onboard with the sticky rubber dream brand, Mr Bowman travelled waaaaay up North to shoot the guys in action...

Joe Bowman Joe Barnes 5.10 Laggan

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October 20 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Tea break…

The internet is a wonderful thing and everyday a fresh crop of videos pop up to keep us entertained, some of them are even bike related! Here's a quick Orange flavoured selection to keep you amused on your tea break...

Orange Bikes News video roundup

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October 05 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Joe Barnes Euro Blog - Part Four

After arriving back from my big euro trip this summer the good times haven't stopped...

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October 03 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

No Fuss Tour de Ben Nevis 2011 ? The final word?

A week has passed and the Tour de Ben Nevis is still fresh in everyone’s minds. The start line procession down the high street, pinballing down the first special stage to Kinlochleven, the dreaded river crossing, and the relief after negotiating the Rocky Brae back to the safety of the finish line. A race to respect and an achievement to be proud of…

Orange Bikes Tour de Ben Nevis No Fuss Elite

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September 30 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

No Fuss Tour de Ben Nevis 2011 - Adam’s Story…

At the World Cup in Fort William in July I shook hands with John to do the Tour de Ben Nevis after having a beer or two. Well I thought it would be OK...

John Chennells and Adam Proctor tour de ben nevis

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September 29 2011 - posted by John Chennells

No Fuss Tour de Ben Nevis 2011 - John’s Story…

It all started on a wander down the high street at this year's Fort William World Cup. Adam suggested to me that it might be a good idea to do the Tour de Ben Nevis, was I up for it? For some daft reason we grinned and shook hands committing ourselves to the challenge. How hard could it be?

John Chennells Adam Proctor Tour de Ben Nevis

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September 14 2011 - posted by John Chennells

Hamsterley 1-2-1 - Racing the way it should be

If you went down to the woods in Hamsterley a weekend or two ago you wouldn’t have stumbled upon a hoard of teddy bears laying out jam sandwiches, instead, the long trek down the dark and shady approach road led to a little bit of mountain biking heaven. 

Ewan Thorburn, No Sleeves, Orange Five

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September 12 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Wideopen Magazine Issue 16

The latest Wideopen Magazine is finally here with the usual selection of inspirational photography, carefully crafted words, and enough product to keep everyone happy. Have a flick through for free...

Danny Hart Wideopen Magazine Orange Bikes news

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September 08 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Orange Bikes - Eurobike 2011

The biggest bicycle show in the world is an opportunity to show everyone what we've been up to for the past few months. A new road bike due soon, urban bike concepts, 29er prototypes and the usual full suspension finery...

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September 06 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Enduro racing with MTB Centre Finland

Orange Bikes distributor and general mountain bike evangelist Tatu Suonpää is constantly telling us about the enduro scene in Finland. Forever teasing us with tails from the trails, it seemed like a good time to find out more about what's going on from MTB Centre Finland...

Orange Bikes MTB Centre Finland Enduro

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September 05 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Joe Barnes Euro Blog - Part Three

Joe Barnes and the Dudes of Hazard have had a long summer of travelling as they go Europe-wide with their own unique brand of adventure. "F*ck it boys we're going to Sweden"...

Joe Barnes Dudes of Hazard Orange Bikes

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August 24 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Calum Darling works for Alpine Bikes, he also makes videos…

Calum Darling works for Alpine Bikes in Edinburgh and with a couple of great edits under his belt, we liked his latest holiday effort. A few questions and a collection of his Orange Bikes themed videos. Definitely one to watch...

Calum Darling Orange Bikes Alpine Five

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