Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Elite Pro Spec Sheet

From the 2012 Archive


Belief, denial, euphoria, struggle, victory – choose what emotive hyperbole you will, the Elite series of bikes have always brought reason to XC madness. The link between track and rider, the pain and pleasure, the taking part and the winning. This year we’re reigniting the old race flame. The Elite is bringing the hard men back to the fore. The Elite is born again.

Experience and heritage laces with technology to create a bike that takes everything from the old and combines it with the new. XC is still sublimely simple, pedal as hard as you can from start to finish, all the Elite does is provide the edge. No carbon wizardry, just the finest quality custom double-butted aluminium tube set. Stiffness and rigidity that delivers instant power and forces every millimetre out of your pedal stroke. This is the best XC hardtail we have ever produced.

Geometry is whipped towards aggression with a 70° head angle and 73° seat angle. This is about XC finesse but without an over-the-bar cockpit feel, an XC bike you can ride with sure-footed confidence. A tapered head tube adds front-end stiffness with our signature wishbone keeping things rigid and accurate at the back. Don’t compromise on the racetrack or your local trails, become part of the Orange Elite.

Why the Elite?

The Elite is the ultimate aluminium race bike, designed to be light and agile, but confidence inspiring on the more technical terrain. A bike stiff enough for short-course XC but comfy enough for a 10-hour enduro. Pull out the lycra, it’s going to be a fast ride…

Need something a little less racey, take a look at the G4

Elite Pro Specifications

RRP £1,899.99
Sizes 15,17,19,21
Colour Orange-White Race Issue
Tubeset Double Butted Ultra-lightweight 6000 Aluminium
Rear Shock N/A
Swing Arm QR Axle
Forks Fox 32 Float 100 Evolution RL TS
Front Mech Shimano SLX
Rear Mech Shimano XT Shadow RDM780 10sp
Shifters Shimano SLX R Fire +
Brakes Avid Elixir 5 160/160
Bottom Bracket Shimano SM51 Hollow Tech 2
Crankset Race Face Evolve XC 10sp Turbine rings X Type
Cassette Shimano HG62-10
Wheelset Hope Pro II Evo-Mavic XM319
Tyres Continental Race King 2.0 Kevlar
Headset Cane Creek 5 Zero Stack Tapered
Stem Race Face Ride XC
Handlebars Race Face Ride XC
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Seat Post Stick Up
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat Silver


Elite Geometry
Double Butted Ultra-lightweight 6000 Aluminium
Frame Size 15" 17" 19" 21"
A. Head Angle 70° 70° 70° 70°
B. Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
C. Top Tube 540 556 576 599
D. Effective TT 560 580 600 620
E. BB Height 300 300 300 300
F. Chainstay 420 420 420 420
G. Head Tube 100 100 120 140
H. Wheelbase 1035 1056 1077 1098
Seat Tube Ø 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2
Standover 725 765 790 825
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 670 mm ø tyre.

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.