Orange Phase 29 RS Electric Mountain Bike 2022 - Fizzy Orange
The Phase is the next phase in the evolution of our E.P.O. program. At Orange Bikes it's all about the ride, and we've made substantial improvements to our e-bike chassis which deliver the most engaging trail feel, The 170mm travel Phase will take on the biggest terrain, and is not shy when is comes to sending those gaps. Excelling where the uplift doesn't go. Some of the best trails lie beyond where your lift pass takes you – enter the Phase. Big adventures and an e-bike with big ideas, way above the lift station. Fast and sure footed, the stability in the Phase's geometry will give you confidence on any trail.
The new Phase is a revelation and we urge you to try one. E-bikes can be a devisive topic, but once you are bitten by the bug they are hard to resist.
The Phase 29 takes many of its traits from the new Stage 6, 64° head angle, 76° seat angle, reduced offset fork, increased reach and a metric shock but it also incorporates Shimano’s newest battery technology – 8035. The revised battery has meant that we are now able to considerably reduce the size of the down tube, add an On/Off switch to the top tube and the battery is now removable without a key.
With 29” wheels, 160mm travel at the front and 150mm at the rear this bike is prepared to go wherever you are willing to take it.
Something that was painstakingly pored over was the suspension characteristic of the new Alpine 6, with everything we gained from that bike we wanted it to translate across into the Phase. Revisions have been made to the shock mounts to accommodate the new metric rear shock (230x65) and the increase in travel from 160 to 165mm, we have also focussed on increasing the amount of progression in the system which has seen a substantial increase, reduced the bike's anti-squat value and decreased the amount of pedal kickback in the system.
The Phase’s revised construction and shape is one of the biggest leaps forward over its predecessor, revisions to the front triangle in both construction and tubing profile have helped improve the bike's stiffness while still remaining compliant enough that the bike isn’t harsh, the new down tube is substantially slimmer and has a much more organic profile that the one that went before it.
While the rear swingarm has taken cues from our 327 DH bike in its profile, this has been done to help deal with the large amounts of torque being produced by the motor, the additional overall weight of the bike and the fact that this bike acts like your own personal uplift vehicle where descents are the order of the day.
The final piece of the puzzle was to have a battery that was easily removable. Hearing of riders doing “double battery rides” is very much a reality and we wanted a system that allowed this to happen as easily as possible. The battery is now removable with the use of just a key, so there are no more bolts to undo and it should take a matter of seconds to swap. Second batteries will be available from Orange and will come with the protective cover as standard.
THE 'ENGINE' SHIMANO EP8 DRIVE UNIT
We have worked closely with Shimano since the introduction of the very first Electric Powered Orange model. The Shimano drive assist philosophy is very much like our own. Their system does what it needs to do, then stays out of the way when it's done its job, letting you ride the way you want to.
Here are the technical specifications of the Shimano EP8 drive unit.
PEDAL ASSIST MODES
All three support modes will assist until 16mph.
ECO - Riding support while enabling maximum range
TRAIL - Gradual support for encouraging sportive riding
BOOST - Full support for maximum boost and uncompromised climbing
WALK ASSIST - As additional mode, walk assist can be easily enabled with the assist switch
COMPACT CONCEPT - Short chainstays (shorter chainstay length ensuring better manoeuvrability). Narrow Q-factor of 177mm (compact and lightweight design for better handling with same Q-factor as current Shimano XT)
- Maximum power: 504 W
- Nominal power: 250 W
- Maximum torque: 85 Nm
- 2.6 kg
- Integrated version (630Wh)
- Charging: 80% after 2,5 hrs / 5 hrs from 0 to 100%
- Battery life: 1,000 cycles
WHY THE PHASE 29?
ELECTRIC POWERED ORANGE
F: 170MM | R: 155MM | W: 29
- Brand New Frame designed and built in Britain
- 5 year frame warranty with Limited Lifetime Crash Replacement
- Shimano EP8 Drive Assist
- 29 inch wheels
- Shimano 8036 630Wh integrated battery in downtube
- Quick release battery for easy charging
- Boost 148mm rear hub spacing
- Orange trail honed geometry
- Reduced offset fork
- Long top tube short stem for high-speed stability
- 85Nm max torque - Max assist ratio: 400%
- 2.6kg total weight
- 10% reduced volume (compared with E8000)
- 36% less drag
- 630Wh Lithium Ion integrated battery
- Same 177mm Q-Factor as a standard XT crankset
- 4 Assist Modes (Walk/Eco/Trail/Boost)
- Mechanical Walk Assist improved to the level of Intelligent Walk Assist (Di2)
- 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Frame
- RockShox Zeb Ultimate 170mm 29
- RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate
- SRAM NX/GX Eagle 12sp Drivetrain
- Shimano SLX Trail 203/203mm
- SDG Tellis Dropper
- Shimano EP8 Motor
- Shimano E8036 630wh Integrated Battery
|Frame||6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 29. Rear wheel travel: 155.|
|Fork||RockShox Zeb Ultimate 170mm 29|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate 230x57.5|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Derailleur (Rear)||SRAM GX Eagle 12spd|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX Trail|
|Crankset||Shimano E8050 34t Ring w/ E13 E Spec Plus Guide|
|Cassette||SRAM XG 1275 10-52t Eagle|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Hub Front||Hope Pro 4 Black BOOST|
|Hub Rear||Hope Pro 4 Black BOOST|
|Rims||E13 TRS 30mm (Grey) Tubeless|
|Handlebar||Burgtec RideWide Enduro 800mm|
|Stem||Burgtec Enduro Black 42.5mm|
|Headset||Acros 49mm Blocklock for Tapered Steerer|
|Saddle||SDG Strange Bel Air III|
|Seatpost||SDG Tellis 150mm|
|Pedal||Pedals not included with this bike but can be purchase separately here|
|Wheel Size||29 inch|
|Number of Gears||12|
|Battery||Shimano E8036 630wh Integrated battery|
Ready to rideEvery bike from Start Fitness is fully checked & assembled before despatch and will arrive, almost, ready to ride. Each bike is assembled by one of our CyTech accredited mechanics and then packed into one of our custom boxes.
This process has a lead time of 5-7 working days. Unfortunately during peak times this may be slightly delayed. We will however, aim to despatch your bike as quickly as possible. Minimal assembly, with basic tools, is required before you can ride. Assembly tools are not usually included. Please note: Some bikes are not supplied with pedals. Manufacturers don’t know if you want flat or clipless pedals - rather than send the bike with the wrong type, they leave the choice for you to make.
Making sure you are homeOnce fully checked and boxed, we will contact you to book a delivery date. Our bikes are despatched on a next working day service (excludes weekends & bank holidays) for UK mainland orders, or a two day service to Northern Ireland and outlying Scottish areas. European bike deliveries usually take approximately one week.
Taking DeliveryAny mechanical or cosmetic issues need to be reported to us within one week of the delivery date. If you do not plan on using the bike straight away, we advise that you remove it from the box and check it over ASAP as we cannot be responsible for any reported issues (other than standard warranty issues) later than one week from the date that the bicycle was delivered.
First ServiceAfter a few weeks of riding (we recommend around 6-8 weeks, regardless of how much the bike has been used), a new bike will need a service to make final adjustments and to re-check all nuts and bolts. This is necessary as the bike goes through a ‘bedding in’ phase, after which, final adjustment may be necessary. We recommend that this is carried out by a CyTech qualified mechanic.
It is important to have these checks carried out to prevent any avoidable problems which may not be covered by warranty and to ensure the smooth running of your bicycle. If you’re local to us, we’re able to offer this first service free of charge* at our Newcastle store (NE1 6JE). You’ll just need to call our workshop on 0191 917 3825 to book your service in, and don’t forget to bring your proof of purchase when you drop the bike off with us.
If you’ve had the bike delivered, it will be your responsibility to ensure a first service is carried out at a trusted bike shop local to you, preferably by a Cytech certified mechanic. Start Fitness are unfortunately not able to cover any costs associated with this service if carried out by another store.
*Please note that this complimentary check-over does not include any labour to replace worn parts or to fit new accessories. All bikes should be delivered to us in a clean and serviceable condition, or a £15 cleaning charge will be payable.
Bike ServicingBicycles need to be serviced regularly, as a guideline we would advise on at least one full service per year and/or a standard service twice a year. If the bike is used regularly in adverse conditions, more regular servicing may be required.
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