i'll put my vitamin t2 in for this month,
i believe the frame is taiwan made
Ii'm really far for being a specialist of Orange, but if your bike is titanium made, it would be sandvik weld
It's funny : it's a taiwan special, and still no "Giant" or "Wheeler" shown
in my early pre-bike trade days i just assumed they were made in the UK with the other frames that Orange made. but at that point i knew nothing about the difficulties of welding titanium or any other metal for that matter but having a chat with one of the longer serving members of the Orange production team told me they were taiwan made, i was surprised myself.
from what i understand Orange for some of their frames use the Kinesis factory (for the aluminium hardtails) and for steel i think they use the same factory as the charge bikes, which also have some similarities with the Genesis frames, the suggestion was that they had been using this steel factory since the early days and we know they work with titanium because they do the charge Ti frames, so it sort of confirms the statement from my friend at Orange.
also, when you compare a Vit T2 (or the original Vit T) the finish is so different to anything from america, the US stuff had a higher polished finish mostly where as taiwan tended to be matt grey in finish.
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