Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Crush Spec Sheet

From the 2009 Archive


Forget links, pivots and platform damping, the Crush takes things back to basics, raises the stakes and really puts the buzz back into biking. It’s a bike that reflects our long-standing belief in pushing the limits for the sake of big thrills.

Designed around a grin-inducing 140mm fork, the Crush’s burly 6061-T6 aluminium frameset is reinforced in all the right places and built to take the knocks. The hydro-formed downtube with flared, over-sized top section complements a ring-reinforced head-tube, delivering massive overall rigidity for superb tracking through the rough stuff. Meanwhile, rounded seat stays take the worst of the sting from the back end, giving a smidgen more comfort without compromising the bike’s killer acceleration. Finish off with a relaxed head angle, clearance for big tyres and a bottom bracket height that clears the deck but still keeps things stable, and you’ve got a perfectly balanced hardtail that just blew your excuse to ride it like one.

Tough, fast and built to go the distance, this is the hard man of hardtails. Make no mistake, the Crush goes anywhere you dare.

If you’re after a seriously tough, sure-footed trail bike that’ll scrabble up hills and scream back down them then the Crush is a steal. Its stability means welcome safety as speed and gradients get silly.


Crush  Specifications

RRP £1,079.95
Sizes 15,17,19,21
Colour Carrot Top Orange
Tubeset 6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium
Forks Fox 32 Vanilla R 140mm
Front Mech Shimano Deore
Rear Mech SRAM X9 Medium Cage
Shifters SRAM X7
Brakes Hayes Stroker Trail V7/V7
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face XC Evolve Double X Type
Cassette SRAM PG950
Hubs Shimano Deore 525 Disc
Rims Mavic EN321
Spokes WTB S/S Black
Tyres Maxxis Advantage 2.25
Headset FSA Buster
Stem Orange Stalk +
Handlebars Supercross +
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Seat Post Truvativ XR
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat


Crush Geometry
6061-T6 Custom DOUBLE Butted Aluminium
Frame Size 15" 17" 19" 21"
A. Head Angle 67.9° 67.9° 67.9° 67.9°
B. Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
C. Top Tube 563 572 588 605
D. Effective TT 571 591 611 629
E. BB Height -15 -15 -15 -15
F. Chainstay 435 435 435 435
G. Head Tube 130 130 130 150
H. Wheelbase 1104 1124 1144 1154
Seat Tube Ø 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2
Standover 704 748 788 832
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.