The 'Orange' debate on naming convention and changes through time is an interesting one and always opens much confusion over the true identity of bikes.
My idea was that where names annotated to a bike in this case 'Clockwork' was fashionable BITD, the use of a number or prefix was seen to almost be a step into bringing the brand into the future? Has this change 'knowing what we know now' and the love for this bike viewed as being a bad move by 'Orange' then maybe yes.
Have we become 'Label Whores'? Strip a C16R of its decals, and a Clockwork, kit them out identical, would we see any difference? again im sure open to debate?
Either way IMHO both bikes are worthy, yes i am biased with my array of C16R's and maybe once my Clockwork is built my opinion will change somewhat.
Hat's Off to the man who is able to decipher the curious ways of the great british MTB company that is 'Orange'
But back on 'Thread' this is a great bike, will be a great build and provide much enjoyment by the owner, you can be suitably proud of your Citrus Fruit
"Would anyone else rather be doing something other than marching up and down the square????"