Orange Mountain Bikes - 224-Evo World Cup 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 World Cup?
This is the top of the Orange Range. The ultimate World Cup race bike. This model is specced with all the high-end components to make this the most competitive machine straight out of the box. If you want the best... this is it.
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224-Evo World Cup Specifications
|Tubeset||Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube|
|Rear Shock||Fox DHX 5.0 Coil|
|Swing Arm||12mm Bolt Thro|
|Forks||Fox 40 RC2 200mm|
|Front Mech||MRP G2 Chain Device|
|Rear Mech||Shimano Saint|
|Shifters||Shimano Saint R Fire +|
|Brakes||Hope Tech M4 203/183|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face X Type|
|Crankset||Race Face Diabolus 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|
|Stem||Race Face Diabolus D2|
|Handlebars||Race Face Diabolus O/S|
|Saddle||SDG Bel Air|
|Seat Post||Thomson Elite|
224-Evo World Cup Geometry
|Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube|
|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|
|G. Head Tube||120||120|
|T. Rear Travel||215||215|
|Seat Tube Ø||27.2||27.2|
|Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle.
Please be aware this information is from our archives. While we make every effort to ensure accuracy, this may not be the final specification or geometry for this model for the model shown E&OE.