Orange Mountain Bikes

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.


Crush  Specifications

RRP £1,199.99
Sizes 15,17,19,21
Colour Matt Black
Tubeset 6061-T6 Double Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock N/A
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
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat


6061-T6 Custom Double Butted Aluminium
Frame Size 15" 17" 19" 21"
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
F. Chainstay 430 430 430 430
G. Head Tube 120 130 130 140
H. Wheelbase 1095 1116 1136 1157
Seat Tube Ø 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9
Standover 705 745 785 810
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.

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.