With a year in the saddle complete (and reviews of the new Orange Alpine and Orange Five done) it’s time to get a well overdue review of the Orange bikes Stage 6 in the bag.
We met the new Orange Alpine out in Punta Ala and loved the classic Orange simplicity and how fun the combo of 27.5″ wheels and long-ish travel felt. The same trip introduced us to the new Five which was a very different, but no less fun, beast that’s a blast on fast and flowy terrain.
Whilst we only enjoyed a quick ride on those two bikes, the Stage 6 joined us as a proper long-termer. It came to Les Arcs for a week of back-country singletrack, we chucked it down the Megavalanche and generally spent most of the year thrashing it round our local trails.