Photos: Kat Georgudis
Orange are throwing themselves a birthday party with a new, limited edition hardtail and a new spec level on the Alpine Six and Five.
First to catch our eye on their Bike Place stand were the black and gold Formula spec models that will sit above Factory specs on the Orange website. There’s Cane Creek suspension front and rear, a full Eagle drivetrain and top level finishing spec dripping off every tube. The frame is also anodised, not painted, with gold details. It’s a beaut.
Old farts might remember the original Formula spec models from back in the nieties, safe to say they’ve been done justice here: