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Posted on: October 26, 2010
2×10 – you knows it makes sense )
I have had mine for 3 years now
you will not regret it.
I am Jealous of you with the new one, so that you can fit the Joplin into it..
Not tempted by burlier suspension then Sim?
CCDB option or 150 / 160 fork etc.
To begin with I want it to be reasonably light and more of an all rounder, hence the Float shock and 32 forks, but I definitely have plans to try it with a bigger fork and some more burly kit in the future.
It looks fantastic. How tall are you? Wish they did a 29er version.
Like my favourite riding shoes I’m five ten.
720mm long stem??
a**e, read the wrong thing
That’d be a cuffing looooooooooong stem!
That’s chuffing by the way
Very very nice!
Some crazy hub/spoke nipple/bars/stantions/joplin/bushings co-ordination going on there. You can put a good looking build together Mr Sim.
I have to agree Orange need a 17″ Five , I to am 5′ 10″ …
I’m running mine with a Taper Float 36RC2 set to 140mm and a maxle
back end, with a Push’d Vanilla R with Ti RCS spring, ploughs fields
awesome bike, the taper front end is so solid, and no flex from the
rear, best bit is the I900 seat post, lets me get low when I have my
eyes shut .
Loving the raw finish
Very nice- the pics make it look long and low!
‘Journalist caught in hand-in-own-pocket SHOCKER’
How tall are you Sim? I’m 5″10 and went for the 18 but can’t help thinking the 16″ might’ve been better.
17 would’ve been spot on I reckon.
I’m five foot and ten inches.
Thanks for a great little review Sim, Interesting to hear you went for the QR rather than the maxle.
I will be really interested to hear what your thoughts are when/if you stick on the bigger 36 fork?
Nice build. Run a crud guard to save that post! As someone with 3 dropper posts, nothing keeps them going like a clean stanchion
I love Orange bikes-wish I could get my hands on one here in the States. Such ‘right’ bikes. Enjoy!
Nice write-up. Looks like a fun bike!
always frustrated me the sizing, i’d love a 19, a little longer than an 18 but no taller, 20 is a gate.
same issue with heclers large to short, xl taller than a tall thing
Any update on the Michelin tyre? I was looking at the Grip’R as a potential sort-of winter tyre, looked like it might clear OK.
Just wondering how robust the sidewalls are, thats the only think thats putting me off a Mud-x…
13thfloormonk: Fitted them last night and will be riding them tomorrow. I’ll post an update some time next week.
Also wish they did a Five 29er – Orange, I have some ideas, angles etc, and would be happy to test it for you
I imagine it’s be a hot day in Halifax before they did a 29er Five, but hey, you never know.
thats persuaded me to get a five over a ibis mojo. Lovely looking build
Just can’t wait for mine to arrive now another 5-10″ on a 16″ reckon a 17″ is long overdue !
im surpised sim that you didnt manage to get one of the strange evo fives with your connections. 16″ standover height with the top tube length of the 18″ – perfect
Buying bikes is the new blagging.
Nice to see a mag worker putting his habd in his own pocket, but I’d be intrested in how much Sim paid compared to RRP?
if you notice the rear flex I guess you could try 10mm bolt through. Certainly stiffened up my Khyber
Nice bike! my 5 has a similar build, would’nt swap it for anything!!! As for a 29er 5…….nooooooooooo! that’s just plain WRONG! (Big wheeeels are for road bikes)
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