Orange Mountain Bikes Limited is a bicycle manufacturer, based in Halifax, West Yorkshire in the UK. Orange produces a wide range of mountain bikes, ranging from the full-suspension downhill 224 to the steel hardtail P7. Orange's original hardtail was the Clockwork, named after the film.
We work with partners all over the world to source many of our our frames and components, today we're talking specifically about the British built models. We started production of our full-suspension frames in Halifax in 1998. It seemed the easiest way to get the development we needed for the frame ideas we were pursuing. Well it turned out not to be 'easy', but it did turn out to be successful, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Since those intrepid beginnings we have built a lot of frames and learned plenty. While experience has taught us a lot, the little tweaks and tricks that we have learned in the building process aren't necessarily obvious in the final frame, but they are crucial steps to producing some of the strongest and most reliable high-performance mountain bikes in the world.