2011 Archived News

Also known as the "chip-wrapper". Some of the stories from 2011.

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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August 15 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

The Dudes of Hazard and some Euro teasing…

The Dudes of Hazard have taken the video making world by storm with their very real tales from the trails. Such classics as Pee with a View and Longest Skid, there'll be plenty of hilarity with some fantastic riding and racing to fill the gaps. Joe Barnes sends in his latest update.

Liam Moynihan Dudes of Hazard Orange Bikes

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August 12 2011 - posted by Michael

So who’s the Joy Division fan? The story of a brochure cover

Ever since we published the 2011 brochure we’ve been asked “who’s the Joy Division fan and why did you use it ?” So, Michael Bonney and John Chennells have finally got around to writing up who was responsible and explain what the design represents and how we came to use it.

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August 10 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

MTBcut’s Ben Cathro, La Bresse World Cup

MTBcut rider and World Cup ripper Ben Cathro had a stormer at La Bresse, taking his first top ten since Fort William three seasons ago. He clocks in with this report from the weekend...

Ben Cathro MTBcut La Bresse World Cup Roost 322

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August 02 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

The No Fuss Events Endurance DH 2011

It’s the third year Orange Bikes have headed North for the No Fuss Events Hope Endurance downhill at Fort William. Factory representative Dave Flynn continues the factory banter with a mild rant and an eagerness to get back and do it all again...

Orange Bikes Nevis Range No Fuss Events

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July 27 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Chris Hutchens reports…

A firm favourite amongst the hardy few, and with teammate and two-time winner James Shirley out of action, Chris was keen to keep the fag flying for TCJ/Orange at the No Fuss Events Endurance DH, he did it with style...

Chris Hutchens Orange Mountain Bikes

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July 26 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Joe Barnes Euro Blog - Part Two

Joe Barnes is on his summertime Euro mission, riding the Mega and Mountain of Hell all goes well, but it's not plain sailing in the Landship...

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July 13 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

The 2011 No Fuss Events 10@Kirroughtree

The 10@Kirroughtree is our favourite event on the calendar, an opportunity to ride some fantastic trails, meet up with friends, and generally enjoy the humorous ambience that is a No Fuss Events endurance race. The motivation this year? To enjoy the racing, pull some good skids, test our 2012 hardtails, and heckle the usual suspects... 

Dave Flynn Orange Bikes Strange 29er

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July 12 2011 - posted by Ben Chennells

The 2011 Shimano Singletrack Classic Weekender

Ben Chennells is our graphic designer John's son. He volunteered a write up of the Shimano Singletrack Classic Weekender which saw our contingent of Dan Greenwood, Vaughan Evans, Ben and his dad take on Bacup's finest at Lee Quarry.

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July 12 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Joe Barnes rides Ben A’an

Joe Barnes is known for his downhill skills, but his flair on a trail bike sets him apart from the wider gravity-fuelled crowd. Not content in riding the hardest trails in Fort William, Joe heads to Ben A'an to test the limits of the Orange Patriot. Natural riding at its best...

Joe Barnes Ben A'an Orange Patriot MTBcut

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July 07 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Joe Barnes Euro Blog

Joe Barnes and friends are on the road and trucking towards the Mega. Not content with one major race, they stopped off at the Vaujany Avalanche Enduro to do battle on the way. Breakdowns, ice creams and podiums...

Joe Barnes, Liam Moynihan and Ruari Watt

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June 30 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

King of the Mountains 2011…

The King of the Mountains is all about being a great cyclist, an opportunity for the generalists to find their niche. Sign up for three No Fuss events and begin your bid to win an Orange Five frame, jack-of-all-trades apply within...

John Chennells Orange Bikes King of the Mountains Kirroughtree

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June 30 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

2012 Orange Diva

The 2012 Diva is back with a sharp new look and the same great features. Delivering everything you’d expect from an Orange hardtail, just refined for the perfect womens specific trail setup.

Orange Bikes 2012 Diva

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June 29 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Cathro speed reports…

Ben Cathro and Fraser McGlone go straight from the quiet backwater of Llangollen to the World Cup honeypot of Mont Sainte Anne, the travels continue...

Ben Cathro MTBcut Llangollen BDS

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June 21 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

The return of the Orange Patriot

The Orange Patriot is back in the range and available from July 1st. Taking its place between the Alpine 160 and 224, the Patriot is the hard riding big-mountain machine. Get the preview now, full specs and details to follow...

Orange Bikes Patriot 2012

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June 13 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

James Shirley Fort William Chest Cam

Last weekend James Shirley had the perfect day job; course sweeping at the Fort William UCI World Cup. All the glamour of riding in front of a home crowd without any of the race day pressure. Check his chest cam inside, rapid...

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June 10 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Fort William World Cup, the randoms…

Fort William is never just about the racing, with so much going on it's great to meet up with old friends, ride some trails and look at shiny new things. Here's a few extra shots...

Orange Bikes fort william 2011

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June 09 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Fort William World Cup, MTBcut 2011

The World Cup series made its tenth pilgrimage to Fort William. The usual suspects were on form, but with a fresh crop of mega pinners riding on the edge, upset was always on the cards. Ben Cathro, Joe Barnes and Fraser McGlone were representing for MTBcut, and with local knowledge on their side, they’re always exciting to watch…

Fraser McGlone Orange 322 MTBcut Fort William 2011

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May 30 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Spanish testing with Ben Cathro and Fraser McGlone

The start of the season saw Ben Cathro and Fraser McGlone escape the rain of Scotland and go playing around Malaga, Spain. Watch some of the action...

 

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May 22 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Ben Lomond to South Africa with MTBcut

The MTBcut team get together for an early season jaunt up Ben Lomond on their trail bikes. Rocky descents, driving rain and punctures make the trip an epic. In search of sunnier climes, Fraser McGlone heads out for his first World Cup race in South Africa, with Ben Cathro getting all graphic about supposed dysentery...

Fraser McGlone Orange Bikes MTBcut South Africa 322

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May 18 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

CycleActive course for aspiring young rippers

CycleActive are a veritable coaching powerhouse with over 10 years experience helping riders step up to the next level whatever their starting point. Instilling confidence is the mainstay of progression, and if you're confident in the fundamentals, you'll soon find yourself improving quicker than you imagined. CycleActive are trying to encourage the future, time to roll in the 11-16 year olds...

CycleActive Orange Mountain Bikes

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May 10 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Ae Forest - UK Gravity Enduro Series

The inaugural round of the UK Gravity Enduro Series takes place at Ae Forest. Wet weather and a tough course makes for a good time with thrills and spills aplenty...

Chris Hutchens Orange Bikes Ae Enduro

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May 02 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

IXS MacAvalanche, Glencoe

No Fuss are well known for putting on some of the best outdoor events in the UK, from endurance downhill races to all day XC epics in the hills. This is their newest interpretation of what’s possible in the mountains, a crazy race from the very top of the Glencoe Ski resort. Let the carnage commence… 

IXS MacAvalanche Shot Orange Bikes Glenc Coe No Fuss

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April 27 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Wideopen Magazine Issue 15

The latest issue of Wideopen is a great excuse to make a coffee, put up your feet, and trawl through a textual and photographic treat. Issue fifteen has only gone and done it again with the usual race reports, trail features, and a look at the new Orange 322 prototype downhill bike. Jamie Edwards snatched a few crafty shots at the first round of the Halo British Downhill Series and got the low down from our very own "marketing" moguel Michael Bonney.  

Wideopen Magazine Orange Bikes Steve Peat

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April 20 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

SDA Series Round 1 Ae Forest

The SDA series kicked off last weekend on a slippy Sturday morning at Ae Forest. A quickly drying track with a few freshy taped lines brought thrills and spills during practise, but a ridiculously quick track for race runs. Write up inside…

Joe Barnes MTBcut Ae Forest SDA Orange Bikes 322

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April 13 2011 - posted by John Chennells

Joe Barnes vs Larry the Lamb

Joe BArnes vs Larry the Lamb

Any downhill race is packed with incidents, big stacks, nearly stacked and 'Phew! Didn't stack.' saves. Here's an unusual one...

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April 11 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Halo British Downhill Series Moelfre Hall

The Halo British Downhill Series headed to Moelfre Hall near Oswestry for a scorching second round. MTBcut riders Ben Cathro, Joe Barnes and Fraser McGlone were all in attendance, throwing their prototype Orange 322 team bikes down a ridiculously quick track to take on a 370 strong packed field of riders. Read the full report inside…

Fraser McGlone MTBcut BDS Moelfre

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April 06 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Alpine Bikes Winter Series: A race within a race?

This weekend was the final round of the Alpine Bikes Winter Series. A great track greeted competitors as it snaked its way between the famous trails of Innerleithen. All the usual suspects were present, plus the factory trio, two of us racing for the first time…

Joe Barnes Innerleithen Winter Series MTBcut Orange Bikes

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March 31 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Lusty Industries Season Wrap Up

The Australian contingent have had a few highs and lows this season. This is their last report and roundup as racing draws to an end.

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March 28 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Special Edition Five Pro Blackout

Looking for an even more exclusive Five Pro build? The limited edition Blackout adds a special touch, Ti bolted Hope brake system, a lustrous black paint job and the usual suspension finery as standard on the Orange Five. Black always was the new black...

Orange Five Pro Blackout Tech X2 Team Green

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March 23 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

MTBcut rider Ben Cathro, on the mic and on the bike…

Ben Cathro has written an account of the MTBcut weekend festivities at the first round of the Halo British Downhill Series at Nant Gwrtheyrn. Ben's words, Phunkt's photos, and a great video from Wideopen Magazine.

Ben Cathro Orange 322 MTBcut Keith Valentine

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March 21 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Halo British Downhill Series Nant Gwrtheyrn

The first round of the British Downhill Series brought an incredible turnout of riders with over forty Elite men making the trip to Nant Gwrtheyrn in North Wales. Driving into the venue brings some pretty breathtaking views, and with a challenging track, it was set to be a great weekend...

Nant Gwrtheyrn Halo BDS round 1 Orange Bikes

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March 14 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Tonight: The Gadget Show, Orange Bikes and Guy Martin?

Rumour has it there will be some high performance mountain cycling on the Gadget Show tonight. Guy Martin, the TT racer and tea drinking superstar, will be ripping around on the latest trail bikes including the Orange Five.

If you missed it, watch again on the link inside.

Guy Martin Endurance DH Orange Bikes No Fuss Hope

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March 10 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Orange Bikes, Privateer in store now?

When Tym Manley and Geoff Waugh rolled up to the factory we knew the questions would come thick and fast. Tym spent his time probing us, asking questions about how we came to work for Orange Bikes, what it means to be part of it and what makes us tick. Geoff set to work taking alternative angles, shots we hadn't seen before and imagery with no censorship, a sheet metal factory and bike company for what it is...

Orange Bikes Privateer magazine stockists

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March 09 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Orange Bikes, cycle to work with Cyclescheme?

The process more transparent than ever, Cyclescheme continues to be the most widely used path to getting a bicycle under a salary sacrifice scheme. Since the latest HMRC ‘market value clarification’, there’s been some confusion how much of a saving can be made, this news article will disambiguate some of the terminology, and spell out how to make the greatest possible saving…

Cycle scheme orange mountain bikes

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March 08 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Urge Cabo Verde, Rowan Sorrell edit…

If you've been following the news pages you'll have seen Rowan Sorrell take his Alpine 160 on the adventure of a lifetime, a small invitational event on the Islands of Cape Verde, an archipelago off the west coast of Africa. The organisers are releasing rider edits of all the action, this time it's Rowan's turn...

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March 07 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

The Weekend That Was?

It’s been a busy old weekend with three great events up North. The Steel City DH, Kielder’s Gravity Enduro and the usual Innerleithen festivities from the Alpine Bikes Winter Series. To top it all off, three great demo days at Lee Quarry, Wendover Woods and MTBcentre, Finland. Reportage inside…

I-Cycles Alpine Bikes Winter Series Orange 224-Evolution

 

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March 01 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Behind the Ad?Privateer

Sometimes the ideas come easy, the image, the tagline, the story, it all lends itself to a particular purpose. This add was a little different, we didn’t want to push a certain bike, or one style of riding, just put something together that epitomised where we’re at as a company, something that reflected us, our bikes and our ethos. It also had to fit in with what Privateer is all about, a new mag that we really quite like…

Orange Bikes Privateer advert Orange Five

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February 25 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Privateer, claim your free copy…

"Privateer magazine is for mountain bikers who already know the obvious; for riders who have paid their dues in sweat and dust and broken bone, and are irrevocably hooked..."

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February 25 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Random Friday Video

The Orange Bikes truck flies frequently to the Outdoor Capital of the UK, Fort William is a mecca for all things mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and climbing. When Stu from MTBcut made another promotional video, it seemed only right to post it up. Sir Jimmy Savile getting wild with his front flips...

Jimmy Savile Orange Bikes Outdoor Capital MTBcut

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February 24 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Orange G4 S hits Cycle-Scheme target

The Orange G4 S is a limited edition spec designed to hit the full Cycle-Scheme allowance squarely on the head. The Pure7 has filled the steel niche, but with the G3 model priced at £849, we needed something aluminium to maximise bang for the buck at the £1000  threshold, here's our answer...

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February 24 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Urge Cabo Verde video

Orange Bikes and Mojo Suspension's Rowan Sorrell has just returned from the adventure of a lifetime, a small invitational event on the Islands of Cape Verde, an archipelago off the west coast of Africa. Fabien Barel's humanitarian campaign has already seen events in Kenya and Nepal, raising awareness for poverty and hardship through the medium of mountain biking...

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February 23 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Team Cycle Jersey Orange

Team Cycle Jersey Orange Bikes Chris Hutchens James Shirley

Team Cycle Jersey Orange will have two riders for their 2011 race campaign. James Shirley has been flying the Orange Bikes flag for a few seasons, specialising in endurance downhill and representing in XC. Chris Hutchens, an accomplished Elite DH rider, is shifting his attention towards the endurance scene and slotting in a couple of World Cup DH rounds where he can. Take a look inside and read James' pre-season report and a brief rundown on both riders...

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February 16 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Orange People: Carl Barnes and Sian Hughes

Carl and Sian are well known faces in the mountains of the Portes du Soleil. Based in Morzine, they are the top guides when it comes to local trails or all day epics to Samoen, Flaine and beyond. Riding mountain bikes since the early days, they’ve seen new trends come and go, raced all kinds of disciplines, and continue to live their life around two wheeled pursuits. Cycling for many has gone full circle, Carl and Sian completed the cycle some time ago…

Carl and Sian Mont Blanc Orange Bikes Chamonix

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February 10 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Orange Elite Frame/Fork Package

The Orange Elite is an aluminium rocket ship, a race oriented hardtail that’s happy on the trails or the track. Pushing the limits of what’s possible with aluminium, it has been popular as a frame only option, with riders frequently requesting an accompanying fork and headset. We don't like to disappoint, check the Elite framset offer inside...

Orange Elite Dave Flynn Whinlatter Fox forx

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February 07 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Alpine Bikes Innerleithen Winter Series Rd.1

The DH crowd turned out for the first race of the series on the infamous Innerleithen hillside. Amongst the racers were MTBcut's Ben Cathro and new team mate Fraser McGlone. Boys did good...

Orange Bikes 224 Innerleithen Alpine Bikes winter

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February 06 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Orange Bikes demo day…suits you, Sir.

There is no shortage of choice when it comes to getting a new bike, so it's more important than ever to get out and find the right model for you. In the months leading up to the summer we roll out the demo fleet and journey around the country so more people than ever can have a bounce before they take the plunge. This weekend Adam Proctor travelled to Ambleside for the Bike Treks demo, tea on tap and constant sunshine...check the dates to see where Orange Bikes will be journeying next.

Bike Treks demo Ambleside Orange Mountain BIkes

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February 05 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Rowan Sorrell - Urge Cabo Verde - Episode Three

If you've been checking the news section regularly you'll already be familiar with Rowan's upcoming race in the Urge Cabo Verde invitational event. Rowan's been selected to represent the UK (and Wales) for an enduro race on the small Islands of Cabo Verde, an archipelago off the west coast of Africa. Following races in Kenya and Nepal, the World's Best are heading off to raise money for organisations that work with kids in areas of sport and education. Riders joining Rowan will include a field of cycling legends including Hans Rey, Nico Vouilloz, Mark Weir, Sabrina Jonnier and Tracey Moseley. Check out Rowan's progress and his amazing Orange Bikes Alpine 160 build. Chris Porter also has his say with a few frame modifications to improve Rowan's ride...

Rowan Sorrell Orange Bikes Alpine 160 Urge Cabo Verde

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February 01 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Michael Bonney…10 year time warp

Michael Bonney is all things Orange Mountain Bikes with 16 years as the lynchpin of everything from marketing, product, and sponsorship right through to test riding and vital roles such as tea making and the sandwich run. To celebrate their 64th issue and ten years working out of their dedicated Todmorden office, Single Track Mountain Bike Magazine are bringing back bygone hair cuts and revisiting interviews and articles from their first issue. First up, an interview with the aforementioned Orange Bikes maestro, our very own Michael Bonney...

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January 26 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Northern XC…

The Halifax riding crew get their tech on in the local hills. Lots of sliding, the occasional crash, and a liberal dose of humour.

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January 20 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Urge Cabo Verde - Episode Two

Rowan Sorrell has been selected to represent the UK (and Wales) for a small invitational event on the small Islands of Cabo Verde, an archipelago off the west coast of Africa. Following races in Kenya and Nepal, the World's Best are heading off in January to raise money for organisations that work with kids in areas of sport and education. In an effort to get fit he's been fitting in the odd training ride around his trail building antics, in the vid below he climbs some big Welsh hill before taking to the woods.

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January 19 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Rick Boyer’s still storming…

Rick Boyer of Lusty Industries continues his domination down under taking another win at the second round of the Australian National DH Series. Rick and his trusty Team GoPro Orange 224 remain unbeaten, no pressure for round three then Rick?

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January 13 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Fancy yourself as a 4X racer?

The guys at Wideopen Magazine are looking for a fresh new rider to join the ranks and team up with Dave Thomason on the NPS4X scene. Offering free entries, opportunities to write for the mag, support with parts and a rather shiny Orange MIII to race; get your entries in now...

4X Wideopen Dave Thomason

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January 12 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Urge Cabo Verde - Training Welshside…

Rowan Sorrell has been riding for Orange Bikes and gracing our brochure pages for some time now, and never have we seen him take training quite so seriously...

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January 07 2011 - posted by Dave Flynn

Team GoPro Orange

Rick Boyer has been riding Orange downhill bikes since the very first 222, and as the Australian distributor for Orange Bikes he couldn't ride anything else on his new team. Rick Boyer and Graeme Mudd will be racing 224-evolution frames at all the National Rounds, Newtons Nation, the Vic State Champs and NSW State Series and Champs for 2011. Take a look at the press release inside...

Rick Boyer 224

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