2018 Bikes

Enduro

Alpine 6 Factory

Fork: Fox 36 170mm PushAlpine-6-Ben-Moore-Build-3Q-608 Tuned
Shock: Fox X2 COIL 500lbs spring
Dropper: Rock shox stealth 170mm
Wheels: Hope Tech 35W/ Pro4 boost
Chain guide: MRP AMg
Drivetrain: Sram X01 12speed
Brakes: Hope Tech 3 E4
Rotors: Hope floating 203/180
Bars: Renthal Fatbar Carbon 800mm
Stem: Hope 35mm
Pedals: Hope F20
BB: Hope 24mm
Cranks: Hope 170mm 34t chain ring
Headset: Hope 49mm

Bike check for the Czech Republic street race

Check out my latest bike check from the winning bike set up in Czech Republic. My 2018 Orange Clockwork 129, there were some pretty big modifications made to this bike for the races in Usti Nad Labem…

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Frame: 2018 Orange Clockwork 129 (Large)
Fork: Fox 34 Performance modified and extended from 120mm to 140mm by TF Tuned. 115psi with 2 tokens. Push tuned running high compression damping and low rebound damping (4 clicks from minimum)
Wheels/ Hubs: Hope 29 Enduro. Hope Pro4 boost F/R.
Tyres: Schwalbe Racing Ralph 2.25/2.35 Addix ‘Speed’ front 28psi. Addix Hans Dampf ‘soft’ rear 36psi.
Braking: Hope E4 180/180mm. Running maximum bite point contact and far reach. This is due to personal preference and very big hands
Drive train: Hope crankset with 34t retainer chain ring. Sram X0 shifting using only the top 4 gears of the eagle cassette. Hope Slick chain guide.
Controls: Hope headset with 1 lower spacer below the 35mm stem. Renthal riser DH bars 800mm. Odi Elite pro lock on grips. HT X2 DH pedals, running 3 clicks from maximum lock stiffness for personal preference. I use the Five Ten Maltese Falcon DH shoe and find this combined with the X2 pedal is a deadly combo for my opponents!

 

Bike check (Poland, May 2018):

Take a look at my race winning bike and set up from round 2 of the Downhill City Tour.
For starters, I made the decision to use my favourite bike of all time, the Orange Alpine6!
The course was very interesting, with a wide mixture of riding skills and set up required for the race run. Here is a detailed check of the winning bike set up.

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Frame: 2018 Orange Alpine6
Fork: Fox 36 170mm. 94psi with 3 tokens. Push tuned running high compression damping and minimal rebound damping (3 clicks from minimum rebound damping)
Shock: Fox DHX2 coil 500lb spring (0 clicks from maximum HSC, 3 clicks from minimum HSR, 8 clicks from minimum LSR)
Wheels/ Hubs: Hope 35W (better traction provided from the wider rim option) Hope Pro4 boost F/R.
Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix ‘Ultra soft’ front 28psi. Addix Hans Dampf ‘soft’ rear 36psi.
Braking: Hope E4 203/180mm. Running maximum bite point contact and far reach. This is due to personal preference and very big hands!
Drive train: Hope crankset with 34t retainer chainring. Sram X0 shifting using only the top 5 gears of the eagle cassette. MRP full chain guide, I always hear people saying their chain doesn’t come off with the latest ‘wide narrow’ chain systems but I claim this is essential for racing, especially on steps!
Controls: Hope headset with 2 lower spacers below the 35mm stem. Renthal riser DH bars 800mm. Odi Elite pro lock on grips. HT X2 DH pedals, running 3 clicks from maximum lock stiffness for personal preference. I use the Five Ten Maltese Falcon DH shoe and find this combined with the X2 pedal is a deadly combo for my opponents!

2019 Orange 327 downhill bike

IMG-7386Frame: 2019 Orange 327 (large)
Fork: Fox 40 65psi with 2 tokens. LSC 6 from Min. HSC11 from Min. Rebound 6 from Min.
Shock: Fox DHX2 coil 500lb spring (0 clicks from maximum HSC, 3 clicks from minimum HSR, 8 clicks from minimum LSR)
Wheels/ Hubs: Hope DH. Hope Pro4 boost F/R.
Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix ‘Ultra soft’ front 28psi. Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix ‘Soft’ rear 34psi.
Braking: Hope V4 203/203mm. Running maximum bite point contact and far reach.
Drive train: Hope crankset with 36t retainer chainring. Sram X0 7 speed DH. MRP full chain guide.
Controls: Hope headset. Renthal riser DH bars 800mm. Odi Elite pro lock on grips. HT X2 DH pedals, running 3 clicks from maximum lock stiffness for personal preference.

2018 Orange Alpine6 E

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Frame: 2018 Orange Alpine6 E (XL)
Fork: Ohlins 36 RXF. 115psi/155psi dual air chambers.
Shock: Ohlins TTX
Wheels/ Hubs: Hope 35W. Hope Pro4 boost F/R.
Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary Addix ‘Ultra soft’ front 28psi. Schwalbe Hans Dampf Addix ‘Soft’ rear 34psi.
Braking: Hope V4 203/203mm. Running maximum bite point contact and far reach.
Drive train: Shimano di2 11 speed drivetrain. E8000 motor and computer system.
Controls: Hope headset. Renthal riser DH bars 800mm. Odi Elite pro lock on grips. HT X2 DH pedals, running 3 clicks from maximum lock stiffness for personal preference.

 

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