Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - 224-Evo Race Spec Sheet

From the 2009 Archive


What can we say about the 22X series that hasn’t already been said by a string of world champions, hundreds of privateer racers and a seriously enthusiastic biking press? It’s simple – just like its legendary predecessors, the 2009 224-evolution is designed and built for off-the-peg downhill speed and competition victory at every level.

At the heart of the 224-evolution lies massively stiff but lightweight front and rear ends, joined by our famously reliable and slop-free oversized single-pivot assembly. A wide axle clamp area enhances already phenomenal tracking, while the 224-evolution’s eccentric headtube system and adjustable shock mount enable independent tweaking of the bike’s head angle, wheelbase and bottom bracket height – perfect for individual riding styles or terrain and gradients that change from course to course.

The end result is breathtaking – a super-plush, super-stiff yet highly manoeuvrable DH bike, equally at home on the international and domestic race circuits or pinning it just for fun. But don’t take our word for it – take a look around and believe what you see.

Why the 224-Evo Race?

The 224-evo race, is just that... a ready to race downhill bike straight from the factory. Big travel suspension eats everything in its path!

Want to check your options? 224-evo World Cup for for high-end world cup spec.

224-Evo Race Specifications

RRP £3,299.95
Sizes 15,17
Colour Metallic Black
Tubeset Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox DHX 5.0 Coil
Swing Arm 12mm Bolt Thro
Forks RockShox Boxxer Race 200mm
Front Mech MRP G2 Chain Device
Rear Mech SRAM X9 Medium Cage
Shifters SRAM X9
Brakes Hayes Stroker Trail V8/V7
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face DH Evolve Single X Type
Cassette SRAM PG970 DH
Hubs Hope Pro 2
Rims Mavic EX721 DH
Spokes DT Swiss Competition S/S Black
Tyres Maxxis Hi Roller Super Tacky 2.5
Headset FSA Chisel
Stem Truvativ Hussefelt Comp
Handlebars Truvativ Hussefelt Comp
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Seat Post Truvativ XR
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat


224-evo Geometry
224-Evo Race Geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Frame Size 15" 17"
A. Head Angle 64° 64°
B. Seat Angle 72° 72°
C. Top Tube 546 564
D. Effective TT 570 590
E. BB Height +19 +19
F. Chainstay 445 445
G. Head Tube 120 120
H. Wheelbase 1181 1201
T. Rear Travel 215 215
Shock Length 240 240
Seat Tube Ø 27.2 27.2
Standover 718 768
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle.

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.