Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - ev08 Spec Sheet

From the 2009 Archive


Always designed to be fast, furious and demonically direct, as the name suggests the Orange EVO8 is an evolutionary progression of the functional hard-core XC aluminium mountain bike.

A feature of good aluminium frame construction is that the rigidity of the material gives very direct power transfer from the drive train. On the downside, this can make long distance rides on a stiff aluminium hardtail a daunting prospect.

Taking the sting out of the tail on alloy XC frames has always been high on the Orange priority list. On long haul rides, high frequency trail buzz can be physically wearing on a rider, and that’s where the EVO8’s radially curved seat-stays come into play. Their subtle shape soaks up trail vibrations, before they reach the rider, meaning that, more than ever, you’ll be hitting the hills on all-day epics with a renewed passion for putting the miles under your belt.

A work of art or a form of function? You decide. Either way, the EVO8 pushes the fast-rider’s aluminium trail hardtail to a new level of performance.

The EVO8 is a seriously straight forward bike, in a good way. It perfectly demonstrates something Orange have always believed in - minimum fuss, maximum fun.

ev08  Specifications

RRP £959.95
Sizes 15,17,19,21
Colour Athena White
Tubeset 6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium
Forks RockShox Recon SL Solo Air w/Lockout 100mm
Front Mech Shimano SLX
Rear Mech Shimano XT Shadow
Shifters Shimano SLX R Fire +
Brakes Avid Juicy 3 160/160
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face XC Evolve Triple X Type
Cassette SRAM PG950
Hubs Shimano Deore 525 Disc
Rims Mavic XM117
Spokes WTB S/S Black
Tyres Maxxis Ignitor 2.1
Headset FSA TH 857
Stem Race Face Ride XC
Handlebars Race Face Ride XC
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Seat Post Race Face Ride XC
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat


EVO8 Geometry
6061-T6 Custom DOUBLE Butted Aluminium
Frame Size 15" 17" 19" 21"
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
F. Chainstay 425 425 425 425
G. Head Tube 125 125 125 125
H. Wheelbase 1042 1062 1082 1102
Seat Tube Ø 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2
Standover 684 699 736 786
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.