Orange Stage 6 Factory review

What is it

Orange Bikes has produced high quality alloy bikes for the U.K. market for many years and are now making their way into the U.S. via Aventuron, distributing direct-to-consumer. Aventuron provided Mtbr a Stage 6 Factory, their enduro machine. It is a long travel 29er built in the U.K. To the casual observer, the frame is a simple single-pivot design with massive swing arm, but it demands a closer look. Read on to hear what makes this bike special and why we were so sad to send it home.

Pros

  • Allows for very active riding
  • Excellent suspension package
  • Pedals well
  • Devours chunky terrain
  • Always ready to roll

Cons

  • No water bottle mount
  • Suspension gets firm under braking
  • High price point for alloy
  • No downtube protector and mastic tape used on chainstay
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