Orange Bikes Launch 329 Factory and RS Downhill Bikes.

Yorkshire single pivot maestros Orange Bikes have added two 29er downhill bike models to their existing 27.5″ downhill line up.

Designed to handle as similar as possible to the 327, the 329 takes the race-proven geometry and suspension from the smaller wheeled version but with the added benefits of the bigger wheels.

Two complete bikes and a frame-only option are available.

The 329 sports Orange’s signature semi-monocoque alloy construction and single pivot design, with the new vessel running three sizes, medium, large and XLarge, a 64.5 degree head angle, 444mm reach and 1268mm wheelbase on the large, and 190mm rear wheel travel.

329 Factory

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Designed as an out-and-out race bike, you get nothing but the best race-focused kit on the 329 Factory. Fox Factory dampers, SRAM DH-specific XO1 7 speed drive, Saint brakes are all what you want for charging hard on any race track.

Key Features:

  • Fox Factory 40 Grip 2 fork
  • Fox Factory Float X2 shock
  • Stan’s Flow Mk3 rims on Hope Pro 4 hubs
  • SRAM X01 DH 7spd drivetrain
  • Shimano Saint brakes
  • Renthal Integra stem and Fat Bar Carbon
  • Price starts at £6,500.00

329 RS.

A slightly less fine-tuned thoroughbred spec-wise on the 329 frame gives you the 329 RS. It’ll certainly get down a race track fast enough, but will give you a more enjoyable ride around the bike park too.

Rockshox dampers, SRAM GX1 7 speed drive and the usual Renthal setup should keep everything running smooth whatever you throw at it.

Key features:

  • RockShox Boxxer RC fork
  • RockShox Super Deluxe Coil shock
  • Stan’s Flow Mk3 rims on Hope Pro 4 hubs
  • SRAM GX1 DH 7spd drivetrain
  • SRAM Guide RE brakes
  • Renthal Integra stem and Fat Bar
  • Prices from £4,500.00

Check out the full 329 specs and upgrade or paint options over on Orange’s website here.