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Orange 2018 324 Factory 27.5

Orange 2018 324 Factory 27.5

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With a long line of World cup winning heritage behind it, the Orange 324 is a downhill weapon of choice. Read more...

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Description: Orange 324 Factory 27.5 2018 Downhill MTB

With a long line of World cup winning heritage behind it, the Orange 324 is a downhill weapon of choice.

Using our experience with the 22X/32X series of downhill bikes, the Orange 324 is the refined result of prototype feedback we've received from the team and plenty of the frame's features redesigned. Most notably taking the chassis to the 27.5 inch wheel size.

We've retained the through-the-downtube shock mount. This is a feature gives us the scope to place the single-pivot exactly where it needs to be in relation to the drive-train to achieve the kind of small bump performance and plush feel that most people would expect from much more complicated linkage and multi-pivot designs. In addition it means the frame's 'shock curve' is a smooth ramp. This feature allows for easy shock set-up, something that should be simple but is often hampered by variable paths. With the Orange 324 the suspension tuning is done with the suspension unit, keeping this simple is perfect for privateers who may not have a race support truck with a full-time shock technician for every track.

The Orange 324 uses the split-rear triangle swingarm concept reducing weight and increases rigidity.

Additionally we’ve added stability with the a wider 83mm bottom bracket and 150mm rear wheel spacing, minimised tortional twist which helps keep the rider on their line.

One of the major advantages of designing for the 27.5 inch wheel size is that the bottom bracket is now lower than the axle path at rest. This head start gives the bike a much more dug in feel when pushing through turns while also keeping the centre of gravity low for high speed straight line stability.

So wait that’s a lot of work and more metal right? What’s the weight penalty. Well you might be surprised to hear that size for size the Orange 324 frame comes up around 200g lighter than the 322.

It's hard work keeping things simple, but we believe with the Orange 324 we've built a downhill bike that will perform at the highest level, again and again and again with the minimum amount of maintenance and the maximum amount of time on the track.

Sunset Cycles offers the 2018 Orange 324 Factory downhill mountain bike with up to 36 months 0% finance and free delivery.

Full Specification: Orange 324 Factory 27.5 2018 Downhill MTB

Frame & Fork
Tubeset 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing
Fork Fox Factory 40
Rear Shock Fox Float X2 Factory 240 x 76mm
Headset Hope Black - For 1.1/8" Steerer
Rear Axle 12 x 150mm
Crankset SRAM XO1 DH
Chain Device MRP G4
Rear Mech SRAM XO1 DH 7spd
Cassette SRAM XO1 DH 7spd 10-24t
Shifters SRAM XO1 DH 7spd
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP TEAM
Chain SRAM PC1110 11spd
Wheels & Tyres
Wheelset Hope Pro 4 DH (Black) + Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver)
Tyres Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.7 x 2.35 Super Gravity
Brakes Hope Tech 3 E4 Black 203/180
Finishing Kit
Stem Renthal Integra 50mm x M35
Handlebar Renthal Fat Bar 800mm M35
Grips Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black
Seatpost SDG I-Beam Aluminium
Saddle SDG I-Fly Saddle I-Beam
Seat Clamp Hope Bolted Black
Pedals -

Size Guide: Orange 324 Factory 27.5 2018 Downhill MTB

Orange 2018 324 Frame Geometry
Frame Size Small Medium Large X Large
Rider Height Guidance*   5'5" to 5'9" 5'7" to 5'11" 5'9" to 6'4"
Seat tube length 15" 15" 15" 17"
A. Head Angle 63° 63° 63° 63°
B. Seat Angle (Effective) 74° 74° 74° 74°
B. Seat Angle (Actual) 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
C. Top Tube 554 572 591 600
D. Effective TT 580 600 620 634
E. BB Height (From axle) -10 -10 -10 -10
E. BB Height (From ground) 344 344 344 344
F. Chainstay 445 445 445 445
G. Head Tube 120 120 130 130
H. Wheelbase 1213 1233 1255 1269
J. Reach 404 424 441 455
K. Stack 619 619 629 629
T. Rear Travel 190 190 190 190
Shock Length 240 240 240 240
Seat Tube Ø 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9
Standover 730 750 780 780
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height measured from axle and 715mm tyre ø
*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. Please contact us if you are in any doubt about the correct bike size for you.