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A little rant about the orange bikes community

ApplesandorangesApplesandoranges Posts: 41
edited October 2017 in MTB general
So first off i am a happy five owner and i am not trying to to reflect the orange owners in a bad light or or anything as i am obviously one myself. In general i have noticed that orange owners attitude towards faults with bikes are hardly ever negative.

For example on orange riders page and other websites I have seen lately a lot of 2017/18 bikes ive read posts on have cracked particularly on alpines but seen a few fives etc. All im saying is i have definitely seen a increased number of frame failings cases on the newer frames than i have ever remembered. I have heard all kinds of roumours from orange using agency staff to weld on the newer bikes due to increased demand to frame design faults on newer bikes.

Regardless everytime someome posts a orange thats cracked on orange fan websites, other owners always comment saying thing like "id still rather have a orange it still lasted longer than those weak multi pivot bikes" or their warranty is the best ever. It seems like a lot of people (not all) who own a orange won't complain enough about it or say anything negative In response. A lot of the posts even get pulled on fan sites if the frames broken ive noticed.

I know if it was anyother bike giant,specialized santa Cruz etc there would be a outrage over increased numbers of bkes failing etc anf they would recall them straight away.. I do think a lot of people buy oranges for the bling factor a bit like a lot of people by Apple stuff unrelated but their user base acts in a simmilar way,for example no headphone jack, is okay you can use a adaptor still an inconvenience.

It also annoys me when i read people comment s saying well you have had it 2 year time to upgrade like 2 year for a heavy expensive mountain bike. I couldn't even afford to upgrade every 2 year. All im saying is these type of things are what i read daily almost regarding orange bike problems. I love my five its fairly strong,easy to maintain and fun and caues im heavy can take quite a lot of stress but i do think a lot (not all) of people who buy orange bikes get them for the wrong reasons, bling,built in Britain etc.

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I don't do smileys.

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  • cooldad wrote:


    Lmao class, yeah a am haha thats so right that video haha.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    This is how we do things down south.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feQyJeJgIw8&t=1s
    I don't do smileys.

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    London Calling on Facebook

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  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    I find it odd your name is applesandoranges and you are moaning about apples and oranges
  • cooldad wrote:
    This is how we do things down south.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feQyJeJgIw8&t=1s
    "

    Haha that sure is all about those carbon cudlers down there. Actually moving down in February will fit right in with my five ;p

    Video is class lol, thanks for sharing them.
  • JGTRJGTR Posts: 1,404
    Orange owners are like that.....special kind of people, lotta love going on
  • JGTR wrote:
    Orange owners are like that.....special kind of people, lotta love going on

    Yeah definitely, Maybe if they complained more about actual issues then orange might do more innovation to theor frames, hardly ever do anything different.

    As much as i like my my bike, if the frame cracked from normal trail riding i would try something else and not sell my self to one brand as a lot of owners of orange do.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,762
    It's compulsory that drivers of silver or grey Audi A4's who buy a mountain bike must buy an Orange though isn't it? It must be as its the only explanation for the correlation of ownership that I can think of.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.9Kg
  • The Rookie wrote:
    It's compulsory that drivers of silver or grey Audi A4's who buy a mountain bike must buy an Orange though isn't it? It must be as its the only explanation for the correlation of ownership that I can think of.

    Yes, they're both vastly over rated and poorly built despite what their owners claim.
  • The Rookie wrote:
    It's compulsory that drivers of silver or grey Audi A4's who buy a mountain bike must buy an Orange though isn't it? It must be as its the only explanation for the correlation of ownership that I can think of.

    I agree with you completely on that really good point.
  • There also seems to be a thing with new VW vans and Santa Cruz bikes.
    Not sure my Jaguar and Transition fit and stereo type other than moron.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,762
    Far be it from us that we should disagree with your own august assessment!

    What should Mondeo man drive? (Not that a 12yo ST220 fits the Mondeo man stereotype anyway) noting I had the same bikes with my BMW.
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.9Kg
  • The Rookie wrote:
    Far be it from us that we should disagree with your own august assessment!

    What should Mondeo man drive? (Not that a 12yo ST220 fits the Mondeo man stereotype anyway) noting I had the same bikes with my BMW.

    Aluminium Stumpjumper. Middle of the range spec.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    What he said ^^^(see below)

    I have a Subaru, a Trek (Gary Fisher really), four Konas, a Carrera, a Raleigh, a Diamondback, a Marin, and an Azonic (I've gotten rid of few this year, a Marin, a Club Roost and three Specialiseds (only cunts ride Specialised) - thinning out the fleet.)



    Does that make my stereotype sad?
    I don't do smileys.

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  • Well i have a crappy Citroen c1 and a orange five so i guess that dont fit the bling stereotypstereotype.
  • cooldad wrote:
    What he said ^^^(see below)

    I have a Subaru, a Trek (Gary Fisher really), four Konas, a Carrera, a Raleigh, a Diamondback, a Marin, and an Azonic (I've gotten rid of few this year, a Marin, a Club Roost and three Specialiseds (only ***** ride Specialised) - thinning out the fleet.)

    Sounds like a nice combination to me

    Does that make my stereotype sad?


    Sounds like a nice combination to me
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,762
    The Rookie wrote:
    Far be it from us that we should disagree with your own august assessment!

    What should Mondeo man drive? (Not that a 12yo ST220 fits the Mondeo man stereotype anyway) noting I had the same bikes with my BMW.

    Aluminium Stumpjumper. Middle of the range spec.
    I guess my newly acquired (new to me) Gary Fisher comes close to that then!

    Wonder whether my home built Carrera went with my Subaru (Forester not Impreza).
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.9Kg
  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    There also seems to be a thing with new VW vans and Santa Cruz bikes.
    Not sure my Jaguar and Transition fit and stereo type other than moron.


    Octavia estate and a transition
  • POAHPOAH Posts: 3,369
    Well i have a crappy Citroen c1 and a orange five so i guess that dont fit the bling stereotypstereotype.

    wee girly car and a girly bike :lol:
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,762
    C1's aren't all that bad......
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.9Kg
  • The Rookie wrote:
    C1's aren't all that bad......

    Yes they are. I had one as a courtesy car last month.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,762
    The Rookie wrote:
    C1's aren't all that bad......

    Yes they are. I had one as a courtesy car last month.
    The inference from my post seems to have been lost on you?
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.9Kg
  • eric_draveneric_draven Posts: 1,186
    There also seems to be a thing with new VW vans and Santa Cruz bikes.
    Not sure my Jaguar and Transition fit and stereo type other than moron.

    A Transition and a VW Transporter,but it is a T4 model the older and reliable version with a few rust spots,I have been driving one for the last 15 years or so,not bought one as the latest fashion accessory


    as for Orange bikes bit of a Marmite thing,i love the simplicity of the but wouldn't buy one now,had an early sub5 which was a decent bike for the time
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