Eurobike 2019: Orange Phase, Surge 29, Erush and Charger update!
Not to be outdone by the rest of Eurobike, Orange launches 3 new ebikes and an update to the Charger
Orange has gone eBike mad at Eurobike 2019, with the release of 3 new ebikes for 2020 the Orange Phase, Surge 29er and Erush as well as an update to the Orange Charger.
Orange bikes have 4 ebikes on their stand at Eurobike 2019, and each one is either a new 2020 bike or an update on a current model, but let’s get the ball rolling with an all-new 2020 Orange Ebike.
2020 Orange Phase
The Orange Phase is a full-suspension Orange eBike that uses a larger 29in wheel on the front combined with a smaller 27.5in wheel on the rear. Orange says the decision to use this mixed wheelsize is to retain the rolling benefits of a 29in wheel, but mix it with the responsiveness and agility of a 27.5in wheel on the rear.
Orange builds the Orange Phase in the UK, and the frame uses a front triangle that’s similar to the Surge and Charger, fastened to a custom swingarm designed for 27.5in wheels. Orange has updated the pivot place across all bikes for 2020 as well as moving the cable routing too.
On the power front, the new Orange Phase has a Shimano E8000 motor, and a new Shimano 8035 internal battery. Actually, this is the first time Orange has used the 8035 and it has let the designers reduce the profile of the downtube for a cleaner finish and more attractive design.
The move to the new battery has also given Orange the option to move the power button of the bike to the toptube.
Orange Surge 29
The Orange Surge was the first new eMTB from Orange for 2019, and for 2020 it’s getting a 29er bother. The Surge 29 will use updated frameset with 160mm of travel front and rear along with front and rear 29er wheels.
Just as the Phase gets a new, low-profile downtube, so does the Surge 29 plus an updated 8035 internal battery and new power switch position.
The Erush is the end result of taking the popular Crush hardtail and adding a Shimano E7000 motor and 504Wh battery. This hardcore ebike runs on 27.5in wheels and is built of the rider who wants to enjoy a little of everything. Like the full-suspension bikes, the Erush enjoys a modern geometry, and like the other Orange bikes you can choose your own custom paint and decals.
Orange Charger V2.0
It wasn’t that long ago that Orange released the Charger. A 150mm travel eMTB with 27.5in wheels, well it has already been updated thanks again to that Shimano 8035 internal battery. Because the 8035 is a slimmer battery, Orange has been able to shrink the downtube a little to make it more attractive, and like the Surge, and Phase, a new power button has been added.
Another benefit the new Orange ebikes get thanks to the move to a more modern battery is keyless battery removal. Instead of a key, a 4mm bolt unlatches the battery which is not only simple but much lighter in weight too.
We hope you are enjoying our 2019 Eurobike coverage so far, we will have more news from you tomorrow!