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.
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 a choice of six colour options.
WHY THE SWITCH 6?
F: 160MM | R: 145MM | W: 29/27.5
- Lightweight Frame Handbuilt in Britain
- Monocoque 6061-T6 aluminium frame
- 5 year frame warranty with Limited Lifetime Crash Replacement
- New 29 front/27.5 rear mixed size wheelset
- Orange race tuned geometry
- New Reduced offset fork
- Streamlined cable routing
- Steep 76° seat angle
- New Frame bottle bosses
- Ultimate “Do it all” bike
- Choose from 4 custom colours
FRAME AND FORK
6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing.
Wheel Size: 29/27.5.
Rear wheel travel: 145.
Bolt Type Allen Key Head (Boost 148mm Hub)
SRAM Maxle Ultimate (Boost 148 Hub) (£35.00)
Fox Float X2 Factory 210x55
Hope Black - 44mm for Tapered Steerer
Fox Factory 36 Float 160mm 29 (black)
Fox Factory 38 Float 160mm 29 (Black) (£50.00)
Shimano XTR 10-51T 12spd
OneUp Chain Guide
Shimano Hollow Tech II
Shimano XTR 12spd
WHEEL AND TYRES
Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + Hope Pro 4 (Silver) 29 + 27 (£0.00)
Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + Hope Pro 4 (Black) 29+27
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3c EXO 29/ DHR II 2.4 EXO 27.5
Shimano XTR 203/180
SDG Strange Bel Air III
Burgtec RideWide Carbon 800mm
Strange Grappler Lock-On
Fox Factory Transfer 175mm Drop
Hope Bolted Black
Burgtec MK3 Enduro CNC Black 35mm