Orange Mountain Bikes - Crush Spec Sheet
From the 2013 Archive
Forget links, pivots and platform damping, the Crush takes things back to basics, raises the stakes and really puts the buzz back into riding. 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 and a new tapered headtube, the Crush’s burly 6061-T6 aluminium frameset is reinforced in all the right places. The hydroformed downtube and 30.9 seat-tube delivers massive 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. Shimano’s super-accurate 10-speed gear system keeps you spinning up the hills and takes the knocks on the way down. Finish off with a relaxed head angle, clearance for big tyres and a perfect bottom bracket height 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 new Crush goes anywhere you dare.
Why the Crush?
The modern hardtail, a hard-riding phenomenon to tame your local woods or the trail centre. Shimano 10-speed, Fox tapered forks, RaceFace finishing kit and a wheelset you can rely on. The ingredients are here for any trail recipe, however difficult.
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.
|Tubeset||6061-T6 Double Butted Aluminium Tube|
|Swing Arm||QR Axle|
|Forks||RockShox Sektor TK 140mm Solo Air Maxle T/S|
|Front Mech||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Mech||Shimano SLX Shadow 10 sp|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore R Fire +|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 1|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM51 Hollowtech II|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore FCM 590/10|
|Cassette||Shimano HG62-10 11-36T|
|Wheelset||Formula 15QR/Deore 525, Mavic XM119|
|Tyres||Continental Mountain King II, 2.2|
|Headset||Cane Creek 5/10 Tapered Steerer|
|Stem||Race Face Ride|
|Handlebars||Race Face Ride XC|
|Saddle||SDG Falcon Orange Edition|
|Seat Post||Race Face Ride|
|6061-T6 Custom Double Butted Aluminium|
|A. Head Angle||67°||67°||67°||67°|
|B. Seat Angle||73°||73°||73°||73°|
|C. Top Tube||557||566||578||597|
|D. Effective TT||560||580||600||620|
|E. BB Height||300||300||300||300|
|G. Head Tube||120||130||130||140|
|Seat Tube Ø||30.9||30.9||30.9||30.9|
|Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 670Ø tyre.
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.