Orange 324 RS 27.5" 2017 Mountain Bike

Description Specification

Redesigned to be faster, built to last.

The 322 packed World Cup performance into a proven package and was chosen by the Orange Dirt World team as their downhill weapon of choice.

Using our experience with the 22X/32X series of downhill bikes, the 324 is the refined result of prototype feedback we’ve received from the team and plenty of the frame’s features redesigned. Most notably taking the chassis to the 27.5 inch wheel size.  

We’ve retained the through-the-downtube shock mount. This is a feature that gives us the scope to place the single-pivot exactly where it needs to be in relation to the drive-train to achieve the kind of small bump performance and plush feel that most people would expect from much more complicated linkage and multi-pivot designs. In addition it means the frame’s 'shock curve' is a smooth ramp. This feature allows for easy shock set-up, something that should be simple but is often hampered by variable paths. With the 324 the suspension tuning is done with the suspension unit, keeping this simple is perfect for privateers who may not have a race support truck with a full-time shock technician for every track.

The 324 uses the split-rear triangle swingarm concept that we also use on the Alpine 160. This reduces weight and increases rigidity on frames with long rear travel. 

Additionally we’ve added stability with the a wider 83mm bottom bracket and 150mm rear wheel spacing, minimised tortional twist which helps keep the rider on their line. 

One of the major advantages of designing for the 27.5 inch wheel size is that the bottom bracket is now lower than the axle path at rest. This head start gives the bike a much more dug in feel when pushing through turns while also keeping the centre of gravity low for high speed straight line stability.

So wait that’s a lot of work and more metal right? What’s the weight penalty. Well you might be surprised to hear that size for size the 324 frame comes up around 200g lighter than the 322.

It’s hard work keeping things simple, but we believe with the 324 we’ve built a downhill bike that will perform at the highest level, again and again and again with the minimum amount of maintenance and the maximum amount of time on the track.

Key Features:
  • Frame Handbuilt in Britain
  • 1 year racing warranty
  • Perfect Privateer racer - simple set-up, low maintenance
  • Designed for 27.5 inch wheels
  • RockShox Vivid R2C Rear Shock (with 450lb Spring)

Frame 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing
Forks RockShox Boxxer RC
Rear Shock Rockshox Vivid R2c 240 x 76mm 450lbs Spring
Headset Cane Creek 49mm
Handlebars KORE Torsion 800mm
Stem Kore Direct Mount 50mm M35
Shifters 14 Speed Sram GX1 DH 7spd
Front Mech Gamut P30s Black
Rear Mech Sram GX1 DH 7spd
Chainset Truvativ Descendant 165mm 36t
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP
Cassette SRAM GX1 DH 7spd 11-25t
Front Brake SRAM Guide R 200mm/180mm
Rear Brake SRAM Guide R 200mm/180mm
Rims Hope Pro 4 DH (Black) + Mavic EN627
Tyres Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5 x 2.35 Super Gravity Vert Front
Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5 x 2.35 Super Gravity Vert Rear
Seatpost KORE Torsion
Pedals Not Included

Note: We are unable to offer discounts on Orange products.

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96910-343681 Jet Black M £4,000.00 £4,000.00
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96910-343682 Jet Black L £4,000.00 £4,000.00
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96910-343683 Jet Black XL £4,000.00 £4,000.00
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324 RS 27.5" 2017 Mountain Bike

324 RS 27.5" 2017 Mountain Bike
Product Price £4,000.00
10% Deposit £400.00
Total Payable: £4,000.00

*Based on lowest priced option