Orange MTB

Gringo Vs P7

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Calf    pirate
21/04/2004 at 12:15
Am thinking of getting a new MTB now the FLM is over and wondered what peoples thoughts were on the above.
Is a P7 deore worth the additional 100 notes over a Gringo disc?

cougie    pirate
21/04/2004 at 13:04
Oooh - i used to covet the P7.

Never did get one. Sob sob sob.
Calf    pirate
21/04/2004 at 13:13
Found one (P7) for 700 squid (750 usual price)at lesiure lakes in Bury!
May be paying them a visit soon!
Ooo and interest free credit too!
cougie    pirate
21/04/2004 at 13:26
I used to race leisure lakes at southport. It was a good excuse to look at the shop there. Mmmmmmmmm.
21/04/2004 at 14:02
Not quite answering your question but I love my Orange 02 so if you can stretch that leeetle bit further...
Calf    pirate
21/04/2004 at 14:07
Arrrr am already stretching to the P7, but cheers
I'm planning on that if they are 700 and will be paying them a visit soon!

Ooo new stuff!
23/04/2004 at 09:08
I have the P7 and have had it for a while now and have had no problems with it. I had never heard of orange when I bought it but took a chance and am glad I did. It's a top bike.
23/04/2004 at 09:52
Last year, after a lot of research into bikes, I finally opted for an Orange model. No regrets at all - its a fantastic bit of kit. I went for a slightly different animal to ones your looking at (bought Orange sub 3) the only problem I have is justifying having such a wonderful machine when I am as crap as I am at riding it.
Like Icedog above, I had never heard of Orange until I ventured into the murky underworld of MTB.
23/04/2004 at 09:53
LOL Just read the original message to this thread and now realise that what I have written above is of absolutely no use whatsoever
Good luck
23/04/2004 at 10:57
But it's nice talking about Orange bikes anyway :-)

Just upgraded the entire drivechain to the latest XT as I knackered the rear derrailleur. Can't wait to get out in them thar hills...
23/04/2004 at 11:17
What might be useful advice is to post your query on an MTB forum.
The most active ones I know are at and at

They will definately be able to give you all the jargon, pros and cons, and in fact will probably convince you that you will need an Orange Patriot before you finish.
23/04/2004 at 12:51
or go for a nicer more expensive bike and opt for a 0% finance option???

Calf    pirate
23/04/2004 at 13:21
Bike ordered now, I must be getting old, went for the Gringo but got an uprated fork with it!

Oooo can't wait now!

Chaos - XT, NICE!
23/04/2004 at 14:00
Congrats on the bike purchase.
One question - why the Lim steer in your pic - at least I think it is a lim - a bit furry but I guess that might be the pic.
23/04/2004 at 14:13
What forks did ya get?

XT = The best a man can get. I've got a combo of XT and Deore. Downgraded to Deore once I realised that riding it everyday isn't gonna be cheap for things like that. Although... The Deore chainset seems to behave remarkably well..
26/04/2004 at 09:11
Hey, just seen a Kona Caldera '03 for £599!!! Bargain!
Calf    pirate
26/04/2004 at 10:42
Jon! Cheers!

Went for a Manitou super axle over the comp forks!
Its not the greatest in the world but all I can afford at the moment, plus I am currently dreaming about a Tri (one day) so will be saving for another bike no doubt soonish!

LFW, had no idea about the pic thought it looked cute, better than my pasty white calf so called muscles anyway!
26/04/2004 at 10:56
So you've bought ya?
Calf    pirate
26/04/2004 at 11:00
Yeppers all ordered end of last week!
So fingers crossed should see it in 2 weeks time!

What you got at the moment?
26/04/2004 at 11:08
Kona Muni Mula with Marzocchi X-Flys, Deore/XT Groupset... Tis made up of about a million other different bikes, but is sweet as a very sweet nut! sadly pimp factor reduced dramatically by the Deore chainset (which as I said earlier was replacement for XT), but thinking maybe splashing out on Race Face Evolve... Just to be a whore!
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