We've all been there. A friend you haven't seen in a while says; "Hey, you're into bikes aren't you? I want to get a mountain bike. You know, something decent, what do you recommend? You take a deep breath and think to yourself "Where do I start?"
Well here's the good news. You start right here:
The Orange Clockwork is the member of the family that comes with a 130mm fork and runs on 27.5 inch wheels. So far so good, two boxes ticked. You don't want to recommend anything daunting, complicated or inaccessible. The Clockwork is anything but; it's a great performer, great spec, great all-rounder and the perfect launch pad for anyone young or old. It covers all the bases, will fly around trail centres, load up for a bivvy bag expedition and even get you started in racing.
WIth its straight forward reliable drivetrain, and a cracking Goldilocks 'just right' spec, this classic Clockwork will have your friend converted and you'll soon have a new crew member out on the trails. Tell 'em we sent you.
WHY THE CLOCKWORK?
- Frame designed in Britain
- 5 year frame warranty
- Custom butted 6061-T6 aluminium
- 27.5 inch wheels
- Geometry tailored to a 130mm travel fork
- Bolt through 12 x 148 hub spacing
- Internal dropper seatpost compatible
- Generous tyre clearance
- Designed for covering miles with ease
- Confidence inspiring with a zest of sharp handling
- RockShox Judy Silver TK 130mm 27.5 Boost Fork
- Shimano Deore 10spd Shadow Plus drivetrain with Suntour Crankset
- Tektro Brakes
- Strange Cockpit components
FRAME AND FORK
6061-T6 Custom Butted OS Aluminium Tube.
Wheel Size: 27.5.
Bolt Type Allen Key Head (Boost 148mm Hub)
FPD 44mm For Tapered Steerer
RockShox Judy Silver TK 130mm 27.5
Shimano Deore 11spd
Shimano Deore 11-51T 11spd
Shimano Hollow Tech II
Shimano M5100 32t
Shimano Deore 11spd
WHEEL AND TYRES
WTB Serra i29 27.5
Maxxis DHR II 2.4 Exo TR 27.5
Tektro M275 180/160
Kore Rivera Thermo
Burgtec Penthouse Flat MK5 Black (£105.00)
Strange Post 400 30.9
Strange Stalk 50mm
WTB Silverado Sport
Strange 1" Rise 780mm
Strange Grappler Lock-On