Orange Mountain Bikes - R8 S Spec Sheet
From the 2011 Archive
The R8 creates that feeling, snaking through the fading sinews of a little-used singletrack with leaves grappling at your bars as the trail narrows and your grin widens. A bike designed to truly fulfill an overused adage about bike and rider connecting as one.
The geometry defines the bike, steep enough to handle with rapidity, but slack enough to keep you in the middle of the bike. Double butted Reynolds 853 tubes add a definite spring, but keep weight down with a comfortable responsive ride. Pannier mounts, tire clearance and mud guard bosses add further usability with top-tube routed cables keeping grime at bay.
The R8 is a true rider’s bike, one that rewards the purist but punishes the lazy of line choice, a razor sharp traditionalist built with the best of the modern. Resist long travel; it’s time for an XC renaissance.
Why the R8 S?
A modern take on a classic formula, the R8 S brings the Reynolds 853 frame to the trail with bits as dependable as the Orange name. Everything you need to continue the off-road game, or do the epic tour you’ve been planning for years.
R8 S Specifications
|Tubeset||Reynolds 853 Double-Butted Cro Mo Steel|
|Swing Arm||QR Axle|
|Forks||RockShox Recon Gold R Solo Air 100mm|
|Front Mech||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Mech||Shimano SLX 9 sp|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore R Fire +|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 3 160/160|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face X Type|
|Crankset||Race Face Ride XC X type|
|Hubs||Shimano Deore 525 Disc|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition|
|Tyres||Maxxis Advantage 2.25|
|Stem||Race Face Ride XC|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride XC|
|Saddle||SDG Bel Air|
|Seat Post||Stick Up|
|Reynolds 853 Double-Butted Cro Mo Steel|
|A. Head Angle||71°||71°||71°||71°|
|B. Seat Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|C. Top Tube||550||566||585||611|
|D. Effective TT||569||590||610||630|
|E. BB Height||-38||-38||-38||-38|
|G. Head Tube||125||125||125||125|
|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.