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Words & Pictures: Orange BIkes

May 01 2018

Call us sentimental, but in our 30th year, we can’t help reminiscing. 

Way back in the early days of Orange we had an exclusive model we named the FORMULA. They were never intended for sale, they were simply the best of the best and issued only to a select group of Team riders - each one to the riders specification and tuned to suit their 'formula'. 

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Based on that concept, we’ve decided to reinvent the FORMULA spec for the 21st century. Available on the iconic Five and Alpine 6 models.

Central to the new Formula specs are the iconic tough lightweight frames, handbuilt in Britain, featuring polished graphics on a sleek black anodised finish, then assembled with a dream component package designed to be the ultimate in tune-ability for the demanding rider to match each individual's style and need. 

So exactly like the original concept then – but with one tiny difference… This time they will be available to everyone, not just the Team.

Formula Feature Highlights:

  • Frame designed and built in Britain featuring 'FORMULA-only' polished graphics on sleek black anodised finish
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • Cane Creek Helm Fork
  • Cane Creek DBair IL Rear Shock
  • SRAM Descendant Carbon Eagle 32t Crankset
  • SRAM 12 Speed Eagle Gold Drivetrain
  • Powerful Shimano Saint 203/180 Brakes
  • Race Face Arc 31 Carbon 27.5 Rim & Hope Pro 4 Hubs Wheelset
  • Fox Factory Transfer 150mm drop with internal dropper routing

Full details for the Five Formula here...


Full details of the Alpine 6 Formula here...

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The picture below Shows one of the company's founders Steve Wade, proudly showing off one of the original Formulas that he handbuilt for himself to his own demanding specifications

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