Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Patriot Spec Sheet

From the 2013 Archive


The Patriot is for the mega-pinner, the rider needing something different to hit the trails. If you find a downhill bike a bit on the ‘big’ side, but six inches not capable enough? The Patriot provides the midpoint.

The new frame uses a monocoque top and down tube to maximise strength and stiffness but keep weight low. The 1.5” headtube houses a tapered fork, the perfect solution for fitting angle-adjust headsets and future proofing design. The low profile swingarm features the Maxle as standard with the maintenance-free pivot assembly keeping things tight. The single pivot setup is lowered for a more active suspension feel, plush but controlled, efficient on the pedals and light enough to flick quick turns. Optimised for 180mm travel front and rear, the Patriot is a slack-angled big mountain ripper. For 2013, we’ve dropped the fork upgrade option and decided to spec the best 180mm single crown fork on the market as standard. The Fox Vanilla RC2 will see your front wheel right no matter what.

Shimano’s new Shadow Plus rear derailleur allows you to concentrate on the trail ahead by eliminating noise coming from the drivetrain. A friction clutch inside the mech working concentrically with the cage pivot reduces slack in the chain between the rear derailleur and the chainring. The end result is a far smoother shifting action and a spookily quiet bike when negotiating the rough stuff.

The Patriot is where it all began, from the Animal Orange days through to Global Racing, the bike that influenced a whole generation of riders. See it as a UK downhill bike, a lightweight freeride bike or something to pedal around the Alps. The Patriot is bred tough, the only limits are your nerves…

Why the Patriot?

The Patriot fits squarely between the Alpine 160 and 322, a hard riding big-mountain machine for slamming into turns and boosting off lips. Taking the rough with the smooth, it’s capable of technical climbing, but the Patriot is all about the gravity fuelled good times.

If you need something DH specific, take a look at the 322. Want something lighter and easier on the pedals, the Alpine 160 can still take the hits.

Patriot  Specifications

RRP £3,399.99
Sizes S,M,L
Colour Jet Black
Tubeset Monocoque/ 6061-T6 OS Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Van RC
Swing Arm Maxle Swingarm
Forks Fox Van 36 180mm Factory Series RC2 20QR TS Kashima
Front Mech Shimano SLX
Rear Mech Shimano SLX Shadow + 10 sp
Shifters Shimano SLX R Fire +
Brakes Avid Elixir 5
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face Respond Double X Type 10 sp
Cassette Shimano HG62-10 11-36T
Wheelset Hope Pro II Evo + Mavic EN321
Tyres Maxxis Minion F/High Roller R 2.35
Headset Cane Creek 40.ZS49/10.EC49 Tapered Steerer
Stem Truvativ Hussefelt
Handlebars Truvativ Hussefelt
Saddle SDG Falcon Orange Edition
Seat Post Truvativ Hussefelt
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat


Patriot Geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Frame Size Small Medium Large
Seat Tube length 355 409 459
A. Head Angle 65.5 65.5 65.5
B. Seat Angle 74 74 74
C. Top Tube 546 560 577
D. Effective TT 560 580 600
E. BB Height +8 +8 +8
F. Chainstay 435 435 435
G. Head Tube 105 120 120
H. Wheelbase 1140 1163 1183
T. Rear Travel 180 180 180
Shock Length 215 215 215
Seat Tube Ø 30.9 30.9 30.9
Standover 760 770 784
Fork length 560 560 560
Fork offset 40 40 40
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.