Orange Crush 2012
Forget links, pivots and platform damping, the Crush takes things back to basics, raises the stakes and really puts the buzz back into riding. It’s a bike that reflects our long-standing belief in pushing the limits for the sake of big thrills.
Designed around a grin inducing 140mm fork and a new tapered headtube, the Crush’s burly 6061-T6 aluminium frameset is reinforced in all the right places. The hydroformed downtube and 30.9 seat-tube delivers massive rigidity for superb tracking through the rough stuff. Meanwhile, rounded seat stays take the worst of the sting from the back end, giving a smidgen more comfort without compromising the bike’s killer acceleration. Shimano’s super-accurate 10-speed gear system keeps you spinning up the hills and takes the knocks on the way down. Finish off with a relaxed head angle, clearance for big tyres and a perfect bottom bracket height and you’ve got a perfectly balanced hardtail that just blew your excuse to ride it like one.
Tough, fast and built to go the distance, this is the hard man of hardtails. Make no mistake, the new Crush goes anywhere you dare.
|Tubeset||6061-T6 Double Butted Aluminium Tube|
|Swing Arm||QR Axle|
|Forks||Fox 32 Float Evolution RL 140mm TS 15QR|
|F Mech||Shimano Deore|
|R Mech||Shimano XT Shadow RDM780 10sp|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore R Fire +|
|Chainset||Shimano SLX (3 x 10sp)|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 5 180/160|
|Wheelset||Shimano 525-Mavic XM119 15QR|
|Tyres||Continental Mountain King|
|Headset||Cane Creek 5 Zero Stack Tapered|
|S Post||Race Face Ride XC|
|Saddle||SDG Bel Air|
|H Bars||Race Face Ride XC|
|B Bracket||Shimano SM51 Hollow Tech 2|