Orange Mountain Bikes

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.

Want to shave some weight, go Pro. Looking for something a little more hardcore, the P7 is our more agro trail offering.

R8 S Specifications

RRP £1,449.99
Sizes 17,19
Colour Powder Blue
Tubeset Reynolds 853 Double-Butted Cro Mo Steel
Rear Shock N/A
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
Cassette Shimano HG50-9
Hubs Shimano Deore 525 Disc
Rims Mavic XM317
Spokes DT Swiss Competition
Tyres Maxxis Advantage 2.25
Headset FSA TH857
Stem Race Face Ride XC
Handlebars Race Face Ride XC
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Seat Post Stick Up
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat


R8 Geometry
Reynolds 853 Double-Butted Cro Mo Steel
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.