Paceman - Member
I think the Orange Gyro is probably the more relevant and suitable bike of the two for the majority of UK riders
On paper sure. But then the ST4 should make more sense than the Five for most UK riders too. So partly I reckon the Gyro's days are numbered because Orange buyers will just want to buy a 5-29... But also I reckon the 5's the better executed bike.
But also I think the Gyro probably has stiffer competition from elsewhere.
I guess we'll see I bet one shiny scottish pound the Gyro doesn't go the distance.
Oh- quick edit, in case it wasn't clear all my comparisons were between the two 29ers. It's too long since I rode a 26er Five to give a fair comparison- I can talk about feel/attitude but not really speed/capability. Also the 26er Fives I've ridden were higher spec- or rather, private spec so didn't have the shop build shortfalls.