At Orange Bikes it's all about the ride, and we've made substantial improvements to our e-bike chassis which deliver the most engaging trail feel, The 170mm travel Surge will take on the biggest terrain, and is not shy when is comes to sending those gaps. Excelling where the uplift doesn't go. Some of the best trails lie beyond where your lift pass takes you – enter the Surge.
The second generation of the Surge E.P.O. model incorporates the new Shimano 8035 battery technology which has allowed us to revise of the ergonics of power assist controls - it's one those little things that can feel like a big difference.
Big adventures and an e-bike with big ideas, way above the lift station. Fast and sure footed, the stability in the Surge's geometry will give you confidence on any trail.
The updated Surge is a revelation and we urge you to try one. E-bikes can be a devisive topic, but once you are bitten by the bug they are hard to resist.
Something that was painstakingly pored over was the suspension characteristic of the new Alpine 6, with everything we gained from that bike we wanted it to translate across into the Surge. Revisions have been made to the shock mounts to accommodate the new metric rear shock (230x65) and the increase in travel from 160 to 165mm, we have also focussed on increasing the amount of progression in the system which has seen a substantial increase, reduced the bike's anti-squat value and decreased the amount of pedal kickback in the system.
The new Surge’s redesigned front triangle accomodates the new Shimano 8035 battery system in under an integrated battery cover within the reprofiled downtube. The profifle of the frame is now much more streamlined and the battery is easily removable for charging.
While the rear swingarm has taken cues from our 327 DH bike in its profile, this has been done to help deal with the large amounts of torque being produced by the motor, the additional overall weight of the bike and the fact that this bike acts like your own personal uplift vehicle where descents are the order of the day.
THE DRIVE UNIT
We've chosen to work with Shimano, using the E8000 pedal assist system. The features it offers work extremely well for us.
Due to the size of the drive unit, no change to bike geometry is necessary. The E-bike you see here is the exact same geometry as our Alpine 6 model.
The power is delivered when the rider starts pedalling. We've found with the Shimano E8000 unit the power is smooth and controllable, even in boost mode. This is crucial on the technical terrain we love to ride.
Unlike other drive units on the market, the Shimano E8000 crankset has the same Q-factor as the human powered cranks you are used to, this means no awkward changes to your pedalling position. This drive unit also has a zero-drag feature, so as you surge past the assisted power, often into descents, all of your pedal input goes into the drive, rather than dragging the motor's "gearbox". This gives a really responsive feel, when you're hitting those high-velocity descents. You soon forget you're riding an E-bike until the assist kicks in again to help power you up the next climb.
Here are the technical specifications of the Shimano E8000 drive unit.
All three support modes will assist until 16mph.
Short chainstays (shorter chainstay length ensuring better manoeuvrability)
Narrow Q-factor of 177mm (compact and lightweight design for better handling with same Q-factor as current Shimano XT)
Maximum power: 500 W
Nominal power: 250 W
Maximum torque: 70 Nm
Under 3 kg
Integrated version (504Wh)
Charging: 80% after 2,5 hrs / 5 hrs from 0 to 100%
Battery life: 1,000 cycles
|Sizes||Medium, Large, XLarge|
|Frame||6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5. Rear wheel travel: 165.|
|Cassette||SRAM NX Eagle 1230 11-50T|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 170mm 27.5 (black)|
|Crankset||Shimano E8050 34t Ring|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate 230x65|
|BB||Shimano E8000 DU Integrated|
|Chain||SRAM NX 11spd|
|Seatpost||Fox Transfer Elite 150mm Drop|
|Handlebar||Renthal Fat Bar 800mm M35|
|Rims||E13 TRS 30mm 27.5 (Grey) + Hope Pro 4 (Black)|
|Tyres||Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3c EXO+ / DHR II 2.4 3c EXO+ 27.5|
|Brakes||Shimano XT Trail 203/203|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle - Single Click|
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