THIS IS THE BIKE WHERE WE WANT F.A.F.
“Hair raisingly fast, with well-balanced handling” was the brief. We reckon the Stage 6 Evo is the bike to raise the hairs on the back of your neck before setting you straight back to cool, calm and collected. If you love the feeling of dropping into a fast trail with the bike accelerating beneath you, the track’s texture coming up through the contact points and the suspension flowing over the rocks and roots, then this is the bike for you. No traction control button, just full-on sport mode - you're welcome.
Full on Evo from Orange means you have honed geometry with decades of development and thousands of miles of test riding. The Stage 6 Evo is an aggressive trail bike with 29” wheels, designed to take a 150mm fork, with 140mm of rear wheel travel. This bike is fast, fun, and more than happy to ride terrain more aggressive than its travel numbers would suggest.
With the emphasis placed firmly on geometry and the incredible performance benefits that brings, the Stage 6 Evo could be the only bike you’ll ever need. The frame features our new asymmetric swingarm construction which improves stiffness and strength, a more progressive suspension curve, offset bearing housing to clear the chain-ring, allowing for a more neutral pivot position. The bolt-thru rear axle now threads into a UDH gear hanger – we believe this is a promising new 'standard’ and we approve of. UDH is universally available, simple and robust – a great step forward.
Neat features that we’ve also added to the new Stage 6 Evo frame include accessory mounts under the top-tube, to support the oodles of new and innovative accessories coming onto the scene. When you find your favourite, you’ll be good to go.
And so, what's F.A.F? We'll let you work it out.
THE TEAM PACKAGE
This is the Orange Factory Racing version, the very special Stage 6 Evo Team.
With a unique package of custom tuned components from our Factory Racing partners, this model builds on the brand new Stage 6 Evo concept.
The suspension is custom tuned and developed from our shakedown and testing sessions in Italy, working directly with the Formula factory technicians. Formula suspension is infinitley tunable and features like the ingeneous Neopos spacers and CTS (Compression Tuning System) quickly allow you to change the character of the suspension for any terrain.
It's not just the suspension where Formula components shine, their powerful Cura 4 brakes, provide incredible feel and stopping power.
E13 rims combined with Michelin Wild Enduro tyres provide sure-footed feel and unparalleled grip.
The finishing kit is no less impressive, featuring a cherry picked selection from Burgtec and SDG.
WHY THE STAGE 6 EVO?
F: 150MM | R: 140MM | W: 29
- Brand New Lightweight Frame Handbuilt in Britain
- 5 year frame warranty with Limited Lifetime Crash Replacement
- New Aggressive Evo geometry optimised for 150mm front/140mm rear travel
- Asymmetrical swingarm with increased longitudinal stiffness
- New Progressive suspension kinematics.
- More neutral pivot location allowing less drivetrain/suspension interaction
- Low position Asymmetric pivot – neutral suspension feel
- Off-set pivot for chainring clearance
- Geometry for reduced offset fork
- New Improved dropout with UDH gear hanger
- Boost 148 rear hub spacing
- New Top tube accessory mounts
- Bottle cage mounts
- Internal cable/hose routing
Matt Charcoal Grey
Matt Cyan Blue
Matt Deep Bronze
FRAME AND FORK
6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing.
Wheel Size: 29.
Rear wheel travel: 140.
Swingarm - Bolt Type Allen Key Head (Boost 148mm Hub)
Rear Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate 210x55
Seat Clamp - Strange Bolted