2024 PHASE EVO LE (ALL)
MORE FOR LESS – THE PHASE EVO PARADOX
If you’ve been giving ebikes the side-eye for a while, we totally understand. But here’s an ebike that we think will change your mind.
Welcome to the ebike that does it all – Imagine the feeling of being at your best on every climb AND every descent. The lightweight Phase Evo E.P.O. is here to give you just that – super legs on the way up, perfect pop and handling on the way down.
Using Bosch’s revolutionary Performance Line SX drive system, built into a sleek Orange suspension chassis, brings the perfect combination of power, efficiency and finesse into a lightweight high-performance mountain bike. With specs from 19.5kg (L frame), the Phase Evo is still built for that robust performance you expect to find in an Orange hardcore 160mm travel mountain bike.
Riding more like an ‘analogue’ mountain bike than any other E.P.O. model in our range, the Phase Evo feels agile, quick to turn and floats & launches like the bikes you know and love. You'll forget it’s even got a motor until you point the front wheel back uphill and smash the climb like a superhero.
CHASSIS EVOLUTION OF THE PHASE: IT'S MORE THAN JUST A PHASE
The Phase Evo is an MX wheeled E.P.O. mountain bike, 160mm travel front and rear. 'Evo' means that the geometry is tuned to be aggressive and deliver the feeling of a big travel bike in a compact chassis, making the bike fast and stable with a bottomless suspension feel (Full geometry below).
To help keep that ride super-plush the Phase Evo uses a 205x65 trunnion shock with a revised lower shock mount, which allows for a bearing eyelet to be used. This has been done to achieve a lower break away force, providing incredible sensitivity to the initial part of the shock's stroke, while maintaining the performance and feel of our renowned single-pivot chassis.
All the features you would expect on the latest Orange frames are there; iconic monocoque frame construction, optimised pivot position; and asymmetric swingarm to increase the bike's vertical stiffness while tuning its lateral compliance, producing a bike with a direct feel under power but still maintaining buckets of grip.
Always looking for gains in reliability, we've used our new tapered head tube to improve stiffness and increase strength and we've also revised our sizing with shorter seat tube lengths to allow for longer dropper posts.
There’s even room on the Phase Evo to include a small S.A.F.E. compartment (Stores Accessories Food & Equipment) meaning you don't have to strap so much to the outside of your bike, letting you keep it hidden but readily available. It also gives you handy access to the additional power button on the integrated downtube battery should it be required.
BOSCH PERFORMANCE LINE SX – LIGHT AND POWERFUL
The Bosch Performance SX drive unit has performed flawlessly for us in a long-lasting and ongoing testing Program. Working with Bosch engineers who have also had access to our prototypes we couldn’t be happier with the way the Bosch system integrates with our E.P.O. thinking.
While the Bosch drive unit offers up to 85Nm of torque, it is the way that it delivers the power that makes it so perfect for the Orange bike. With its fast off-the-mark acceleration, you get that instant feel from the powerful drive unit, but when it comes to technical climbs the dynamic eMTB system detects input power and cadence to modulate the assistance to perfectly match the trail. The eMTB intelligent mode is impressive to say the least, standing starts on steep climbs are easy and you don’t get overpowering slip-ups on loose terrain while its extended boost gives that extra kick of power when you need it most to get you up-and-over roots and stepped rocky sections.
From the hardware through to the software the Bosch system shows its class leading maturity. Their experience and know how really shines through.
The system is accessed through the compact yet extensive Purion 200 bar mounted computer. It is surprisingly powerful and will give just about anything you need to know to control your bike’s power right at your fingertips. It couldn’t be easier.
The new Flow eMTB app is an essential part of the system which offers a staggering number of features along with constant updates and improvements.
As standard, Bosch Performance CX has 4 ride modes – Eco, Tour, eMT/ and Turbo. These are all customisable through the Flow app. The app also brings features like eBike Lock, a navigation system, a Ride Screen (if you’re a Quad-lock kind of rider) and a pocket full of other features.
The Orange Patriot’s downtube houses the Bosch Power Tube 750Wh battery giving you plenty of distance plus as with all Orange E.P.O. models the battery is easily swappable for quick change outs. There is easy access to an onboard charging port for topping up the battery quickly and easily, while the battery is also removable for off-bike battery charging and contact cleaning maintenance – so you have the best of both worlds.
In the rare event that you have an issue with the Performance Line CX system, the customer service at Bosch is second to none, they will soon get you back on the trail. Very much matching our own philosophy.
BOSCH PERFORMANCE LINE SX TECHNICAL SPECS
PEDAL ASSIST MODES
4 Customisable Ride Modes: Eco, Tour, eMTB, Turbo
eMTB Dynamic Ride Mode - with Extended Boost, for a natural ride feel and optimal control
|Max. support level** (%)
|Maximum possible drive torque (Nm)
|Max. support up to
|Smart Walk Assist with Hill Hold
|Gear shift detection
|approx. 2.0 kg
|Rated continuous output
|Max. power at a cadence of 70 rpm
|Max. Power-to-weight ratio
|approx. 300 W/kg
GENUINE BOSCH COMPACTTUBE 400 BATTERY
4 Amp fast charger: 50% charge: Approx. 1.5 hours
100% charge: Approx. 3.5 hours
Capacity: 11.1 Ah
Weight: Approx. 2kg