Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - 322 Frame Spec Sheet

From the 2014 Archive


Designed to be fast, built to last.

The 322 packs World Cup performance into a proven privateer platform. We’ve got a long history of producing race winning downhill bikes and the 322 is the latest in this lineage.

The 322 uses a unique aluminium monocoque mainframe combined with our geometry know-how to produce a chassis that is honed to give you the confidence to push harder and go faster.

Our single pivot design with its robust sealed cartridge bearings is tuned to offer race track eating performance with maximum speed and engagement but minimal complication and maintenance, leaving you to worry about your run, not your bike.

By dropping the top shock mount through the downtube and using a low pivot position we’ve been able to achieve the shock curve we desired, giving a progressive spring rate that suits the hard riding the 322 is intended for.

The result of all this is a stiff, strong and agile downhill bike capable of repeated fast runs out in the Alps, at a local downhill race or at the cutting edge of World Cup competition where every tenth counts and reliability is key.

Available as a frameset only we leave you to bring your favourite components to the mix and create the perfect bike for your needs, trails and aspirations.

Why the 322 Frame?

  • Handbuilt in Halifax, UK
  • Fast rolling 29 inch wheels
  • Suspension: 120mm front/110mm rear
  • XC ground-covering machine
  • RockShox Recon Gold 120mm fork
  • RockShox Monarch RL shock
  • Shimano SLX drivetrain
  • Shimano Deore brakes
  • RaceFace Ride cockpit

If you want the 322 but have your own components, we have a frame-only option. Spec it up with your old kit or pick and choose, build your dream bike around the best frame.

322 Frame Specifications

RRP £1,999.99
Sizes Short,Long
Colour Passion Red
Tubeset 6061-T6 Monocoque/ Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock 2013 Fox DHX Factory RC4
Swing Arm 12mm Bolt Thro 135mm


322 Geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Frame Size Short Long
A. Head Angle 63° 63°
B. Seat Angle 74° 74°
C. Top Tube 544 562
D. Effective TT 559 578
E. BB Height +12 +12
F. Chainstay 445 445
G. Head Tube 120 120
H. Wheelbase 1189 1208
T. Rear Travel 200 200
Shock Length 240 240
Seat Tube Ø 27.2 27.2
Standover 750 785
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle.
technical Info
fork travel
200 mm 205 mm 180 mm
Single crown Triple Clamp
Shock Length 240 mm
Rear Hub bolt through 12mm
Seatpost Ø 27.2 mm
Front Derailleur n/a
BB Shell 73 mm ISCG (old)
Headset Upper: ZS49/28.6
Lower: EC49/40
Ride Guide
Yes Downhill 5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Freeride 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Enduro 5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes All-Mountain 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Trail 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Adventure 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Touring 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Racing 4.0 out of 5 stars

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.