Orange 324 RS 27.5" Full Suspension MTB Bike 2016

Product Code: 143494
£ 4195.00 GBP
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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 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.

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Size Guide

XSMALL TTUBE SMALL T TUBE MED T TUBE LARGE T TUBE XL T TUBE
ALPINE 160 5'1" 5'3" 560 5'4" 5'7" 580 5'8" 6'0" 600 6'1" 6'3" 620
FIVE 5'1" 5'3" 560 5'4" 5'7" 580 5'8" 6'0" 600 6'1" 6'3" 620 6'4" 6'6" 640
FIVE 29er 5'4" 5'7" 580 5'8" 6'0" 600 6'1" 6'3" 620 6'4" 6'6" 640
GYRO 5'8" 6'0" 593 6'1" 6'3" 613 6'4" 6'6" 633
CLOCKWORK 5'5" 5'7" 589 5'8" 5'0" 608 6'0" 6'2" 629 6'3" 6'5" 648
CRUSH 5'4" 5'7" 590 5'8" 6'11" 605 6'1" 6'2" 620 6'3" 6'5" 635
DIVA FIVE 5'4" 5'8" 560 5'8" 5'11" 580
DIVA 5'3" 5'7" 550 5'8" 5'11" 575
ALPINE 160 DIVA 5'4" 5'8" 560 5'8" 5'11" 580
Size Guide

52 T TUBE 54 T TUBE 56 T TUBE 58 T TUBE 60 T TUBE
RX9 5'6" 5'7" 540 5'8" 5'10" 555 511" 6'0" 594 6'1" 6'2" 585 6'3" 6'4" 600
Specifications

Frame & Fork

  • Tubeset: 6061-T6 Monocoque/Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
  • Swingarm: 150x12mm Bolt Thru
  • Fork: Rockshox Boxxer Team
  • Rear Shock: Rochshox Vivid R2c
  • Headset: Cane Creek Headset

Drivetrain

  • Crankset: Truvativ Descendant 165mm 36t
  • Front Mech: Gamut P30s Black
  • Rear Mech: Shimano Zee Shadow +
  • Cassette: Sram PG1070 11-26T 10spd
  • Shifters: Shimano SLX
  • Bottom Bracket: GXP 83mm

Wheels & Tyres

  • Wheelset: Halo Chaos 27.5"
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Magic Mary 27.5 x 2.35 Super Gravity Vert

Braking

  • Brakes: SRAM Guide RS 200mm/180mm

Finishing Kit

  • Stem: Kore Direct Mount 50mm M35
  • Handlebar: Kore OCD M35 800mm
  • Grips: 2016 Strange Lock-On
  • Seatpost: KORE Torsion
  • Saddle: Kore Fazer EX
  • Seat Clamp: Strange Bolted
  • Pedals N/A