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A little backstory: so I bought the bike before 2 mounts and on the frame it says that its Orange 224 evolution but I browsed true the internet and it doesn't seem to be it the frames don't mach so I was stuck when I was trying to buy parts for the bike and that is why I'm asking for help if someone can identify the model of the bike.

This is My Frame:

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This is the Orange 224 evo:
https://www.google.com/search?q=Orange+224+evo

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from https://archive.orangebikes.co.uk/bike/2009/224-evo_race/

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  • bit more similar to the orange Five. but it's 20 years old or more so the current photos on image search might not show this bike. Try emailing Orange.
    – Noise
    May 3 at 18:28
  • well i have alot of troble contacting them that is why i came here to ask for help
    – Juiciest
    May 3 at 18:36
  • you know, it might be what it says it is, but the shock has been replaced with a shorter air shock and that adapter made to take up the space of the big spring
    – Noise
    May 3 at 18:48
  • never noticed that but i still think if i put a bigger shock wont it make the rear gap too small?
    – Juiciest
    May 3 at 19:04
  • also yes i know about the shock replacement ( im was not sure bcuse it didnt mach the front triangle on the other's 224 evo's)
    – Juiciest
    May 3 at 19:04

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The welding of the top tube to the head tube is definitely different. The 2009 model you've linked to has a beefy gusset, whereas your bike does not.

However there are many similarities in the general design, so it looks like a bike made by Orange. Whether its the exact Evolution 224 model you think it is, that's unknown as is the year.

Remember decals can be bought and applied by anyone, as can paint.

Your best option is to look through all the old catalogues looking for identifying parts that don't change, like the raised chainstay/swingarm and the welding on the frame. Ignore forks, stem, saddle, grips, rotors, wheels, tyres, paint, stickers/transfers, cranks and anything else that can be changed.

Links

https://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Orange+Archive/Orange+Catalogues/ has catalogues from 1990 to 1999

https://orangebikes.photoshelter.com/gallery/Brochures/G0000kNUdXp13dLI/

https://archive.orangebikes.co.uk/ covers 2009-2014

https://www.orangebikes.com/bike-archive/ shows 2015-2021.

Good luck with your search !

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    thanks alot for your help but i have allredy contacted Orange Bikes and i have found that my frame is Orange Patriot 66 around 2006.
    – Juiciest
    May 4 at 18:43
  • @Juiciest It is perfectly fine to answer your own question.
    – Eric S
    May 4 at 22:21
  • @juciest Concur with Eric- do post that as a new answer, and accept that. It is a far better answer than this one.
    – Criggie
    May 4 at 22:38

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