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.
|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|
|Brakes||Hayes Stroker Trail V7/V7|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face X Type|
|Crankset||Race Face XC Evolve Double X Type|
|Hubs||Shimano Deore 525 Disc|
|Spokes||WTB S/S Black|
|Tyres||Maxxis Advantage 2.25|
|Stem||Orange Stalk +|
|Saddle||SDG Bel Air|
|Seat Post||Truvativ XR|
|6061-T6 Custom DOUBLE Butted Aluminium|
|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|
|G. Head Tube||130||130||130||150|
|Seat Tube Ø||27.2||27.2||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.