Eurobike 2014: Orange RX9
“If it ain’t broke” – it’s a mantra thats worked for many people over the years, and Orange has taken this to heart with the ‘new’ RX9. Rather than completely redesign, it gets subtle changes based on feedback from people who have ridden and bought the original.
For this year, the top tube has a slight tweak, loses a few grams, gains a bit more shape and runs a new internal cable with rattle proofing stuff. Cable guides for the gears also run under the down tube now, allowing for a roller-free front mech, no matter what brand of gears you use.
Talking of gears, Orange now has two options on the RX9. The Sora equipped bike shown for £899.99, alongside a Tiagra version that runs a carbon bladed fork instead of the rather industrial alloy one fitted here. The upgraded model will hit the shops in September (Orange said with crossed fingers) and we’ve pencilled one of the carbon forked options in for a test when they do arrive.
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