Orange P7 29 S review

Orange P7 29 S review

Orange’s new steel trail warrior has big tyre and wheel capability and a rock-solid, damped ride feel. Its handling balance is grounded rather than giddy though, and the tyre and brake spec don’t help first impressions. Mountain bike groupsets: everything you need to know Nukeproof Scout 290 Comp review Orange P7 29 S frame Unsurprisingly, the Orange’s steel frame (£550 separately) looks a lot more traditional compared to other alloy bikes. The 44mm head tube relies on an oversize external-bearing headset cup to handle a tapered fork. Gusset plates reinforce the junctions with the stout, round down and top tubes. The tapering, swerved chainstays and straight-gauge seatstays are much skinnier. Add a long 445mm back end and there’s space for 2.6in tyres in 29er format or 27.5x3.0 rubber if you go plus-size with some fresh wheels. Neat cloverleaf dropouts house a Boost rear axle. Brake and gear lines run through ...

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