The Switch 6 is our first mixed wheel size bike, 29er wheel upfront with 160mm of travel and 27.5 wheel out back with 145mm.
New for 2020 this model comes with all the frame updates that we’ve integrated into the latest line-up; Metric shock, 76° seat angle, 64° head angle, with a generous 485mm reach on a size large and a reduced offset fork, this bike is clearly set-up with the agressive rider in mind.
Aimed at racers and fast trail riders this genre of bike has become the hottest ticket around, whether you call them a 'Mullet' or 'MX', the mixed size wheelset makes a massive amount of sense, but only if you apply the right geometry. The Switch 6 has it's geometry tuned to put all the key frame elements in the right place, therefore the ride by design is what you would expect from an Orange.
The bike will be available in 4 specs (pro, RS, Factory and XTR) with prices ranging from £4300-£6500 with a choice of four colour options.
SIZES AND COLOURS
Colour Cosmic White
FRAME AND FORK
6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing.
Wheel Size: 29/27.5.
Rear wheel travel: 145.
Forks - Formula Selva S 160mm 29
Swingarms - Bolt Type Allen Key Head (Boost 148mm Hub)
Rear Shocks - Formula Coil 210x55
Headsets Hope Silver - 49mm for Tapered Steerer
Chainsets - Hope Silver 34t
Rear Mech - Shimano XT 12spd
Chains - Shimano XT 12spd
Shifters - Shimano XT 12spd
Cassettes - Shimano XT 10-51T
Chain Device - OneUp Bash Guide ISCG05
Bottom Brackets - Hope 30mm Silver
WHEEL AND TYRES
Wheelsets - Hope Fortus on Hope Pro 4 silver 29 + 27
Tyres - Schwalbe Magic Mary 2.35 SG US 29 / Hans Dampf 2.35 SG S 27.5
Rim Decals - Standard Rim Decals
Brakes - Hope Tech 3 V4 Silver 203/180
Seat Clamps - Hope Bolted Silver
Stems - OneUp Stem Black 35mm
Saddles - Gusset S2 SM
Handlebars - OneUp Carbon Bar 800mmx20mm
Grips - Gusset Black
Seatposts - OneUp Dropper Post V2 180mm