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Orange sneak peak?

The Northern MonkeyThe Northern Monkey Posts: 20,783
edited September 2011 in MTB general
Just seen this posted on the Tredz facebook page...

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  • Muttly1981Muttly1981 Posts: 849
    Think it was bikerumour on twitter before that mentioned a Carbon Orange 5 :shock: I wonder if they could still get the built in a shed look with carbon?
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    or is it a CX bike?
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  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Or a road bike...


    or a 29er


    or a replacement R8, maybe a C8?


    Orange's Facebook page is saying it is not what you think it will be, so I'd bet a mars bar it's not a carbon 5 or ST4
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  • sheepsteethsheepsteeth Posts: 17,418 Webster
    Andy B wrote:


    Orange's Facebook page is saying it is not what you think it will be,

    so it will be good looking and cheap?
  • Andy B wrote:


    Orange's Facebook page is saying it is not what you think it will be,

    so it will be good looking and cheap?
    :lol: made me chuckle.
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    It's a pedal powered sybian. Carbon fibre wipes clean easily you see.

    Or, perhaps it's a CX frame or road bike. But it's not a carbon Five.
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  • RaymondavalonRaymondavalon Posts: 5,346
    Hmm.. "Designed in Halifax" over a pint of bitter
    Made in China for the cost of a bowl of rice
    Sold in England for so much more than it's worth
  • sheepsteethsheepsteeth Posts: 17,418 Webster
    yeah but being designed in halifax makes it an english bike and its soooo important to support the british bike trade
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    Anyone for a bet? - I ll go 13 pages...
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  • tom_howardtom_howard Posts: 792
    yeah but being designed in halifax makes it an english bike and its soooo important to support the british bike trade

    To all those who think being designed/built in Halifax is a good thing, you should go, but be warned, you might change your mind. Especially when the 'locals' offer you a Hi 6..

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  • ilovedirtilovedirt Posts: 5,798
    Looks you've started another one, Ben.
    I'm staying out of this one. The unconditional Orange fanboys are stupid, and the Orange bashers are equally stupid.

    Over and out ;)
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    It's a handlebar with integrated light mounts. Obv.
  • getonyourbikegetonyourbike Posts: 2,804
    It's a stupid roadie (LINKY)... it actually is
  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    The bottle cage bolt on the seat tube kinda gave that one away.
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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
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  • benpinnickbenpinnick Posts: 4,148
    Engineering Question: Technically, aren't all bikes monocoque? Although the literal translation is 'Single Skin' isn't monocoque simply a reference to the fact that the outer skin of the structure is also its primary structural support? Aren't lots of 'monocoque' things are welded or joined? Wondering if any engineer types could clear that up for me.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    Ooohh, Put SRAM Rival on that and I'd be very tempted, I like "representing" the UK abroad, and I'm not in the least bit serious about road riding so even if it is a bit heavy I would nt mind too much!

    Surprised they ve not gone for the Hope Pro III hubs though, very un-orange
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  • EyonEyon Posts: 623
    Love the front end but the seat stays look a little weird + chunky. Aside of that, great colours and typically for Orange...over priced!
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    ddraver wrote:
    I like "representing" the UK abroad

    So does the far east company that makes this bike :lol:
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    ^ yeah but no one has heard of Cotic, Ribble or Orange here so they don't know that! :wink:
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  • meesterbondmeesterbond Posts: 1,240
    Eyon wrote:
    Love the front end but the seat stays look a little weird + chunky. Aside of that, great colours and typically for Orange...over priced!


    Is it really that overpriced though? The article says it's £1900.. A Speccy Roubaix with 105 will cost £2.2k in 2012, last year's Scott CR1 was £1900, no doubt next year's will be more. Same with BMC, Colnago, Bianchi etc... all around the £2k mark.

    Looks to have decent wheels and reasonable brand-name finishing kit.

    I like it.
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    What abou tthe rest of the spec though?
  • bails87bails87 Posts: 13,317
    supersonic wrote:
    What abou tthe rest of the spec though?

    Other than the gears, wheels and finishing kit? There's not much left! :lol:

    I've got a full carbon road bike with 105 throughout, Shimano wheels and basic but decent finishing kit (including a carbon seatpost) it cost £1k a year ago, so £1900 sounds expensive, but then I don't know how much a 'proper' brand would charge for the same thing.
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    Your ribble looks like it was a great deal though...
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  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    I wonder how long it will be before the chinese frame code pops up on the 'chinese frames' thread

    700 for frameset from planetx (the nanolight)
    500 for a full 5700 groupset
    150 for wheels
    200 for everything else
    so something doesn't add up
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    £350 for being designed in Halifax :wink:
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    Not really convinced any more than the sticker set was designed in Halifax tbh. But I guess we'll see! And after all those stickers are damned expensive, that's why an R8 is 25% more than a Cotic Soul.
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  • meesterbondmeesterbond Posts: 1,240
    I know there's a widespread dislike of anything Orange on this board, but given that this retails at exactly the same price point as almost every other traditional road bike manufacturer's equivalent 105-equiped, carbon framed offering... what's the problem?

    It's not as if anyone's even ridden it yet!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 21,211
    edhornby wrote:
    I wonder how long it will be before the chinese frame code pops up on the 'chinese frames' thread

    700 for frameset from planetx (the nanolight)
    500 for a full 5700 groupset
    150 for wheels
    200 for everything else
    so something doesn't add up

    That's well done. Suddenly I'm less keen unless the frame/wheels are much lighter (be surprised). I thought 105 was much more than that (I'd want it with a SRAM gruppo though, hands are too small for Shimano).
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    - @ddraver
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