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which way is the shock meant to be?


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Good question. Well I have only ever seen them mounted with the wider part if the shock facing the front of the bike, but there are a variety of different options shown in these photos aren't there? Does it matter?


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depends which shock you use. I had the shock with remote lockout which required it to be mounted fat end forward so you could attach a cable to the right bit. Otherwise I don't think it matters unless there are any clearance issues.

I think the X1 was originally advertised for XC and DH. I haven't got time just now to find a link, but I know there's an Orange catalogue/brochure on this site that I think states this.


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I seem to remember the X1 had a steel frame?

Does anybody remember the one Jo Burt built with drop handlebars and three gears that was in Mountain Bike World (R.I.P.) ?


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warpedboy2 wrote:
I seem to remember the X1 had a steel frame?


correct (Orange Series 8), the X2 was aluminium. The prototype X1 (seen in one of the catalogues mentioned before BTW) had square profile tubes that went 'round' the shock. The released version had normal round tubing.

The X1 had 3 shock options originally, one coil and 2 air, the more expensive of the air had remote lock out.


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I love the baby blue/white one 8)


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orange71 wrote:
I haven't got time just now to find a link, but I know there's an Orange catalogue/brochure on this site that I think states this.


Here it is.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... 07a20932f2


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not the one I was thinking of, but nonetheless does suggest "not just for downhill".

this is the one. Note the square tubes around the shock. "The X1 - not just another downhiller" it says...

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/mai ... e16efce9c3


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Wow, never saw that, yeah, square section around the shock. Nice :?


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This is my X1, it comes with a mix of LX and STX components and the strata shock and lots of yellow!


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