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News: The Orange Segment, A New Short Travel 29er

The Segment. Divides opinions. Conquers trails. Designed to be the fastest all-rounder we could make, the Segment takes preconceptions about what is possible on a short travel bike and pulls them apart.

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A 120/110mm travel 29er that can ride way beyond its travel figure, the Segment balances its inherent big-wheel unflappability with a taught and playful ride that encourages you to let it go faster, both up and down. With its low-slung stance and the kind of angles more often found on longer travel bikes the Segment is the short travel bike that can, and does.

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We’ve never been strangers to dividing opinion. We know that a 29inch wheel will raise eyebrows. It’s the ‘Marmite’ wheelsize. They are not for everyone and bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better, but in experienced hands they are devastatingly effective and the perfect match for a bike designed to be a true all-rounder.

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As ever we’re committed to building bikes that are fit for purpose; namely year round riding without the hassle of an overbearing maintenance regime. We’re interested in getting out and riding not staying in spannering and our bikes reflect that. A single pivot suspension design not only requires minimal attention it also provides the neatest solution to providing easily tuneable, balanced suspension. No acronyms, no fluff, just performance you can depend on and that’s why we’ve stuck with it. Frame highlights:

  • Handbuilt in Halifax
  • Unique monocoque aluminium and Reynolds tube chassis
  • Single pivot suspension for performance, efficiency and reliability
  • 29inch wheels
  • 110mm of rear travel
  • Designed around 120mm forks
  • 49mm (1.5″) straight headtube
  • 142 x 12mm rear axle
  • ISCG OLD
  • Internal dropper routing
  • Available in Medium and Large sizes
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The Segment Range

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Segment RS

RRP: £3,900

The choice of those who value absolute speed and ground covering ability. With a SRAM 1×11 drivetrain, RockShox’ top-flight Pike forks and a Reverb Stealth seatpost this is a Segment for those who really know what they want.

Segment RS specification highlights:

  • RockShox Pike RCT3 120mm fork
  • RockShox Monarch RL
  • SRAM X1 drivetrain
  • MRP chain device
  • Shimano XT brakes, 203/180 rotors
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost
  • Hope Pro II Evo hubs with Mavic 319 rims
  • Kore Repute 50mm stem and 800mm wide bars

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    Segment Pro

    RRP: £3,100

    With a Shimano XT drivetrain and Fox suspension the Pro is a solid base for our vast array of optional upgrades.

    Segment Pro specification highlights:

  • Fox 32 Float Performance CTD 120mm fork
  • Fox Float Evolution CTD shock
  • RaceFace Evolve 32/24t double chainset
  • Shimano XT drivetrain
  • Shimano XT brakes, 180 rotors
  • Hope Pro II Evo hubs with Mavic 319 rims

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    Segment S

    RRP: £2,500

    The perfect starting point to your date with speed. The ever-dependable Shimano SLX drivetrain and RockShox suspension offer performance way above their pay grade.

    Segment S specification highlights:

  • RockShox Revelation RL 120mm fork
  • RockShox Monarch RL
  • RaceFace Ride 24/32t double chainset
  • Shimano SLX drivetrain
  • Shimano Deore brakes, 180 rotors

  • Segment Geometry

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    Size M L
    Seat tube 17″ 19″
    Head angle 67.5° 67.5°
    Seat tube angle (Effective) 74° 74°
    Seat tube angle (Actual) 71.5° 71.5°
    Top Tube 569mm 589mm
    Effective Top Tube 600mm 620mm
    BB height 375mm 375mm
    BB height from axles -40mm -40mm
    Chainstays 450mm 450mm
    Head Tube 110mm 110mm
    Wheel base 1157mm 1177mm
    Reach 424mm 444mm
    Stack 612mm 612mm
    Standover 732mm 757mm

    Upgrades

    As always we offer a comprehensive range of optional upgrades for the Segment. These include:

  • Fox Float Factory shock
  • Hope 40T-Rex cassette ratio expander
  • SRAM X1 1 x 11 drivetrain
  • Maxxis Minion/Highroller tubeless tyres
  • Renthal / RaceFace / Hope cockpit
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost
  • Hope brakes
  • Choice of 12 paint colours

  • Availability

    The Segment S, Pro and RS, along with the Segment frameset, will be available from the end of July.

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