2013 Archived News

Also known as the "chip-wrapper". Some of the stories from 2013.

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.


December 12 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Hannah Barnes: NorthWest

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


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.


November 26 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Free Orange Winter Pack

Order an Orange bike and get a winter pack free.


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.


October 23 2013 - posted by John Chennells

The Gyro Pro: More Reasons To Go Big This Winter

Free upgrades with the Gyro Pro.


October 23 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Hannah Barnes Goes Mega

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


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. 


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?


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.


September 09 2013 - posted by John Chennells

Up The Buttress

Op op op!

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


September 02 2013 - posted by John Chennells


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


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.


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.


April 22 2013 - posted by Pete Haggan

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!


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.


March 27 2013 - posted by Pete Haggan

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.


March 22 2013 - posted by Pete Haggan

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.


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.


March 02 2013 - posted by Pete Haggan

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.


February 26 2013 - posted by Pete Haggan

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!


February 15 2013 - posted by Pete Haggan

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!


February 12 2013 - posted by Pete Haggan

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.


January 24 2013 - posted by Pete Haggan

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.


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. 




January 15 2013 - posted by Pete Haggan

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. 


January 09 2013 - posted by Pete Haggan

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!