ORANGE BIKES Phase RS 2020
|Options||M Cyan Blue
L Cyan Blue
XL Cyan Blue
The Phase is our first mixed size wheelset E.P.O model. The positives which made us consider the producing the Switch 6 were also applicable to an E-bike and from then on the concept for the Phase was born. With a 29” front wheel paired with a 27.5 rear wheel and 160 mm of travel at both ends, this could potentially be our most versatile E.P.O model to date.
The Phase will be fitted with a Shimano 8035 battery, will have a keyless battery removal system with the power button fitted to the top tube. The phase has a 64deg head angle and a 76deg seat angle with a reach measurement on a size large being 488, the bike will also be fitted with a 230x65 metric shock and a reduced offset fork. We will have 4 specs available (Pro, RS, Factory and XTR) with four custom colour options.
Something that was painstakingly pored over was the suspension characteristic of the new Alpine 6, with everything we gained from that bike we wanted it to translate across into the Surge. Revisions have been made to the shock mounts to accommodate the new metric rear shock (230x65) and the increase in travel from 160 to 165mm, we have also focussed on increasing the amount of progression in the system which has seen a substantial increase, reduced the bike's anti-squat value and decreased the amount of pedal kickback in the system.
The Surge's revised construction and shape is one of the biggest leaps forward over its predecessor, revisions to the front triangle in both construction and tubing profile have helped improve the bike's stiffness while still remaining compliant enough that the bike isn't harsh, the new down tube is substantially slimmer and has a much more organic profile that the one that went before it.
While the rear swingarm has taken cues from our 327 DH bike in its profile, this has been done to help deal with the large amounts of torque being produced by the motor, the additional overall weight of the bike and the fact that this bike acts like your own personal uplift vehicle where descents are the order of the day.
The final piece of the puzzle was to have a battery that was easily removable. Hearing of riders doing “double battery rides” is very much a reality and we wanted a system that allowed this to happen as easily as possible. The battery is now removable with the use of just a key, so there are no more bolts to undo and it should take a matter of seconds to swap. Second batteries will be available from Orange and will come with the protective cover as standard.
|Frame||6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing
Bolt Type Allen Key Head (Boost 148mm Hub)
|Forks||RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 160mm 29 (Black)|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XO1 Eagle 12spd|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle - Single Click|
|Chainset||Shimano E8050 34t Ring|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Shimano E8000 DU Integrated|
|Cassette||SRAM NX Eagle 1230 11-50T|
|Headset||Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer|
|Stem||Hope M35 x 35mm Black|
|Handlebars||Renthal Fat Bar 800mm M35|
|Tyres||Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3c EXO+ 29 / DHR II 2.4 3c EXO+ 27.5|
|Seat||SDG Radar Steel Rail Black/Black|
|Seatpost||Fox Transfer Elite 150mm Drop|
|Grips||Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate 230x65|
|Brakes||Shimano XT Trail 203/203|
|Wheelset||E13 TRS 30mm 29 + 27.5 (Grey) + Hope Pro 4 (Black)|
|Battery||E8035 504wh Integrated battery|
|Display||Shimano E8000 Cycle Computer|