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.
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.
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.
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
The Segment Range
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:
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:
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:
|Seat tube angle (Effective)||74°||74°|
|Seat tube angle (Actual)||71.5°||71.5°|
|Effective Top Tube||600mm||620mm|
|BB height from axles||-40mm||-40mm|
As always we offer a comprehensive range of optional upgrades for the Segment. These include:
The Segment S, Pro and RS, along with the Segment frameset, will be available from the end of July.
Words and photos: Orange Bikes