ORANGE BIKES Charger RS 2020
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The new Charger is the E.P.O. bike we all need. If you lust after a hardcore e-bike but think the ambition of the Surge is a little over the top then the Charger is the one for you.
Updated for 2020, the second generation Charger incorporates the new Shimano 8035 battery technology whihc has allowed us to revise of the ergonics of power assist controls.
Think of a it as a re-inforced Five with extra horsepower at the touch of a button. Think of a Five with a charging port and you'll see where the name comes from. We love the Charger - keep the battery topped up and it's the e-bike that's always ready to go. Confident handling and the kind of trail'pop' that you expect from an Orange - but with added oomph. Sessioning the local woods or lapping your favourite trail centres, the Charger will power you to the top of your favorite tracks time after time. With its 504Wh power cell there's plenty of juice in the tank to go boost and play hard and fast, or just enjoy the extra spinning up those longer climbs in eco mode for longer rides out.
LIke it's bigger sibling the Surge, the Charger'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 downtube 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 Pike Ultimate 150mm 27.5|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM XO1 Eagle 12spd|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle - Single Click|
|Chainset||Shimano E8050 34t Ring|
|Chain||SRAM NX 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+ / 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 230x57.5|
|Brakes||Shimano XT Trail 203/203|
|Wheelset||E13 TRS 30mm 27.5 (Grey) + Hope Pro 4 (Black)|
|Battery||E8035 504wh Integrated battery|
|Display||Shimano E8000 Cycle Computer|