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LAUNCH OF THE HALIFAX EVO MODELS

THE EVOLUTION OF THE TRAIL BIKE

TRAVEL’S FOR SHOW, GEOMETRY’S FOR A PRO!

Say hello to our two brand new trail bikes.

The Five Evo (27.5) and Stage Evo (29) are aggressive trail bikes with a suspension set-up that defies the numbers on paper. With precision adjustments to our suspension platform’s contact points, the frame geometry gives a ride with a bottomless feel, a decisive turning ability and a lightness of step that makes climbing a joy.


We have a reputation for building some of the most robust and efficient long-travel bikes out there, but bigger numbers on suspension specs aren’t always the answer to the question.

We’ve been working on the Evo geometry on the Halifax models for a year or two now, developing shock tunes with our suspension suppliers and slowly fine tuning the ‘Evo’ platform to the point that we’re absolutely smitten with what we’ve got on our hands. We think you will be too.

Orange Bikes Halifax Models: Stage Evo LE

These are early release 2021 models and will be available from Orange Bikes Dealers from Friday June 26th.

These two Launch Edition models, the Five Evo LE and the Stage Evo LE are available now. Featuring some of the UK’s finest producers of bike components amongst other firm favorites.

Tested and refined for many, many months we’ve brought together all the features you might expect to see on our bigger travel models and refined them into a lightweight, hugely capable platform. Test riders kept checking that the travel was actually what we said it was, they couldn’t believe it.

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THE EVO GEOMETRY CONCEPT
The thinking behind the Evo geometry on these two models is to bring the feel and confidence of the big-travel enduro bike into the realm of the aggressive short-travel trail bike. With a lighter frame construction and audacious angles these bikes are truly eye-opening.

The geometry has a familiar effective top tube length which means your cockpit is a comfortable space when climbing. Flip that gradient downwards, slam the dropper post and step-up out of the saddle to descend and the Evo comes into its own. The long reach gives the rider plenty of space to move around the bike, keeping the weight over the front wheel – this is also helped by the reduced offset fork.

The slacker Evo head angle lets the fork do its job, right it in the firing line, and keeps everything stable with its long wheel base.

Ultimately you will not believe this is a short-travel platform. Rapid, reactive and beautify balanced, the Evos defy logic. They are the Evolution of the trail bike as we know it.

Orange Bikes Halifax Models: Five Evo LE

THE EVOLUTION OF FRAME CONSTRUCTION
Instantly, you can see the frames are Orange, with our distinctive layout and profiles. They are fabricated in 6061-T6 Aluminium by the craftsmen at our Halifax Frame Works. Brand new tooling and jigs were specifically built and developed for these new models, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to new frames’ feature list.

The laterally stiff single-pivot platform is a format we feel we own. We have more experience with this suspension system than any other bike company out there. For us, working with component manufacturers to achieve the perfect shock tunes for our frames is one of the most exciting aspects of the job. It’s a two-way street as the Orange single-pivot system is a perfectly clean platform for manufacturers to develop their shocks with too, So it’s a win-win situation for everyone.

Orange Bikes Halifax Models: Five Evo LE

The Evo frames have all the features you would expect from Orange and a few touches you probably may not notice at first glance. To mention a few:

  • The Evo’s offset asymmetric pivot gives us scope to run various sizes of chainring or chain-lines (hey, you never know).
  • The geometry is designed for a reduced offset fork which allows us to lengthen the cockpit and keep the riders weight balanced in the sweet spot, while making the most of the front wheel’s grip in turns.
  • Small details like bottle bosses, cleaner cable routing and space for piggy-back shocks – even on a short travel-platform, show we’ve been listening to our test riders’ feedback and implementing subtle changes that just make everything better.
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Orange Bikes Halifax Models: Five Evo LE

FIVE EVO LE

The Five Evo is exceptional. It out-performs longer travel bikes in a manner you wouldn’t believe. Right at the start, we said these bikes are about geometry, and the Five Evo demonstrates how the new Evo geometry works to perfection. This is the 140/130 27.5 wheeled version. Bang on the money for rocky, twisty singletrack trails where surefooted maneuverability is your main priority. Its reactive response and composure are inspiring.

Priced at $5300 plus sales taxes. Available from 26th June 2020

FIVE EVO LE SPEC

CHASSIS
Frame: 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing, 130mm
Fork: RockShox Pike Ultimate, 140mm
Shocks: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Headsets: Hope Silver – 49mm

DRIVETRAIN
Cranks: Hope Silver / Black 32t
Derailleur: Shimano XT 12spd
Chain: Shimano XT 12spd
Shifter: Shimano XT 12spd
Cassette: Shimano XT 10-51T
Bottom Bracket: Hope 30mm Silver
Brakes: Hope Tech 3 E4 203/180

WHEELS
Wheelset: E13 TRS 30mm 27.5 + Hope Pro 4
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT / DHR II 2.4 WT 27.5

FINISHING KIT
Seat Clamp: Hope Bolted Silver
Stem: Burgtec MK3 Enduro Silver 42.5mm
Saddle: SDG Radar Cromo Rail Black/Black
Handlebars: Burgtec RideWide Enduro 800mm
Grip: Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black
Seatpost: SDG Tellis 150mm

Orange Bikes Halifax Models: Five Evo LE
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Orange Bikes Halifax Models: Stage Evo LE

STAGE EVO LE

For those who loves their wheels bigger, there’s the 29 inch wheeled Stage Evo, it features equally radical geometry numbers, especially for a bike of its category. It majors on adaptability and as such shares the same Evo suspension progression to give our tuned shocks that wonderful bottomless feel. Which wheel size you opt for is a personal choice. If your local terrain brings you long climbs, big descents and teeth chattering root sections the 29er Stage Evo is your perfect rig.

Priced at $5300 plus sales taxes. Available from 26th June 2020

STAGE EVO LE SPEC

CHASSIS
Frame: 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing, 120mm
Fork: RockShox Pike Ultimate, 130mm
Shocks: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
Headsets: Hope Silver – 49mm

DRIVETRAIN
Cranks: Hope Silver / Black 32t
Derailleur: Shimano XT 12spd
Chain: Shimano XT 12spd
Shifter: Shimano XT 12spd
Cassette: Shimano XT 10-51T
Bottom Bracket: Hope 30mm Silver
Brakes: Hope Tech 3 E4 203/180

WHEELS
Wheelset: E13 TRS 30mm 29 + Hope Pro 4
Tires: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 WT / DHR II 2.4 WT 29

FINISHING KIT
Seat Clamp: Hope Bolted Silver
Stem: Burgtec MK3 Enduro Silver 42.5mm
Saddle: SDG Radar Cromo Rail Black/Black
Handlebars: Burgtec RideWide Enduro 800mm
Grip: Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black
Seatpost: SDG Tellis 150mm

Orange Bikes Halifax Models: Stage Evo LE
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