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LESS IS MORE - THE SHORT TRAVEL TRAIL BIKE WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR
The Four has been coming for a while now. Not on our future model list, not as part of the grand Orange plan, but from deep within our hearts. It started with one of those ‘what if…” conversations where we all found ourselves on the same page. Has the 15 year evolution of the Five left a bike sized gap behind it? Maybe. We swept clean the drawing board and sharpened a pencil.
What would our ultimate short travel, fast, lean mean climber of an all round trail bike be?
How much travel? 120mm feels right.
To make this bike climb well we would want a nice short chain stay, so lets start with that. With a shorter chain stay and a small 44x184mm shock we can pull the pivot point rearwards to make the swing arm more compact. So wait, with a compact swing arm we can pull in the split rear design to make a lighter, stiffer swing arm; a wider 12x148 Boost hub spacing would help there too, right? On paper this is looking pretty tidy.
If we’re going short travel and we don’t have the frame stresses of a long fork, could we use a thinner gauge aluminium sheet as our base material? Yes we could. As for the geometry, we’ll run a nice long top tube and keep stems short, that’s a no-brainer. It keeps the wheelbase long for stability and the bike handling direct and fast. Optimised for a 130mm fork, the bike can run a generous sag for that plush feel that we all love.
We felt we were onto something, and started a prototype program. And if we were going to do this we may as well go for it. We looked at every part of the frame from our aircraft grade 6061 aluminium sheet to all the nooks and crannies of the CNCed dropouts, bottom bracket shells, and headtubes to see where we could lose weight and gain strength. At every step we found something that would add a little to the mix. Marginal gains is the buzzword these days isn’t it? It was worth the effort, the first frames off the bench were under our expected weight estimate. Even the heat treating guys got excited about that (and heat treating guys never get excited about little things like that. After all, they work with fire, and thats pretty exciting). When built up, our first bikes were coming in at around 27.5lbs (Yes, we said a weight!).
So onto the serious business of testing. The first feedback was pretty succinct. “Why hadn’t we done this before now?” Well, a few reasons, the main one being rear shock technology is now so good that a non-bobbing short rear end on a single pivot frame is a reality - not on a wish list. The practical upshot of all this is that we had more in our legs for long climbs, more energy for the descents and smiles as big as we’ve had on any Orange bike. What’s more, even with the light build and a lot of hard riding, we had no frame issues. The Four was born.
And that’s exactly what the Four is about: sitting below the bigger hitting trail burners of the Five and Alpine 160, but vastly more capable that the XC lightweights. It’s Orange to the core: simple, reliable and built to perform at the highest level.
So after all that, Who wants a Four? Well for starters, we all do.
WHY THE FOUR FACTORY?
- Frame Handbuilt in Britain
- Short travel, fast and agile 27.5 trail bike with progressive geometry
- Longer toptube and wheelbase for high-speed stability
- Short swingarm with 12x148mm Boost rear hub spacing for precise handling
- Tuned pivot position for optimal suspension performance with 184x44mm rear shock
- Suspension travel: 130mm front & 120mm rear
- 5 year frame warranty
- Fox 34 Factory 130mm Kashima Fork
- Fox Factory Kashima Rear Shock
- RockShox Reverb Stealth with internal hose routing
- SRAM X01 Carbon 11spd Drivetrain
- Typical build weight around 27.5lbs!
This is the top dog. High-end components build the Four Factory into a super lightweight package that will run with the best of them, up or down. You get what you pay for.
- Tech Specs
Frame 6061-T6 Monocoque/Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube, QR bolt through 12mm, 148mm boost hub spacing Fork Fox 34 Factory 130mm Kashima Boost Rear Shock Fox Float DPS EVOL Factory Kashima Headset Hope 4F 49mm Headtube Tapered Steerer Black Stem Race Face Atlas M35 Handlebars Race Face SixC Riser 35 Bar Bore 800mm Grips 2016 Strange Lock-On Front Brake SRAM Guide RS 200mm/180mm Rear Brake SRAM Guide RS 200mm/180mm Front Derailleur MRP 1X Guide Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Carbon 11spd Shifters SRAM GX1 11spd Bottom Bracket Race Face External BB Cassette SRAM XG-1195 11spd Crankset Race Face SixC Direct Mount 30t Front Wheel Hope Pro 4 in Black + Easton Arc 27 Rear Wheel Hope Pro 4 in Black + Easton Arc 27 Front Tyre Maxxis Minion DHF 3C Exo TR/High Roller II Exo TR Rear Tyre Maxxis Minion DHF 3C Exo TR/High Roller II Exo TR Saddle SDG Bel-Air 2.0 Strange Edition Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth Connectamajig Other Hope Bolted Black
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