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  • sharki
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    They can be clattery, but pure enjoyment should drown out any noises.

    GaryLake
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    Like throwing a bag of spanners down the side of a mountain!

    orange
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    saves using a bell…?

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    Like throwing a bag of spanners down the side of a mountain!

    that’s the one!

    Premier Icon ChrisL
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    Nothing on my 5 is louder than its rear Pro II hub.

    mamadirt
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    Use an iPod ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I have to on my Tazer but to be fair it’s a lot better since I’ve had the bearings replaced and fitted a decent chain device)

    elliptic
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    I was always half-tempted to squirt some builders foam into the swingarm on mine to see if it dampened the noise…

    The Doog
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    My Patriot was pretty loud til i wrapped an old tube around the swing arm, its that big old hollow frame amplifying the sound!! Dude at orange told me about a fella filling his with insulation foam to stop the noise!! Classic.

    Premier Icon snowslave
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    Mine picks up radio signals from space too. It’s a feature

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    There’s a lot of Orange 5 fans on STW. A question then; are they as noisy as the 224? At the world cup in Fort William last week I could hear them coming a mile off – they were the bikes that sounded like they were about to fall apart. Conversely the Treks seemed like they were in stealth mode.

    The Doog
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    Oh its signals from space? I thought it was my brakes squealing!

    sootyandjim
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    If you’ve ever heard the noise a filling cabinet makes when it falls down the stairs, thats an Orange bike riding down a trail that is. Horrible things to ride near, but they only just pip the Whyte PRST1 for sheer sounds-like-it-was-built-out-of-tin-and-rusty-boltishness.

    That said they are fun to ride but unless you have some patriotic reason for buying a Five you’d be better off (in my ever-so-humble opinion) with buying a Cannondale Prophet instead. Better warranty, similar ride and a damn sight less noise.

    I was always half-tempted to squirt some builders foam into the swingarm on mine to see if it dampened the noise…

    I remember a chap on SDH tried that with his 223 swingarm and due to over-estimating how much foam would be required the swingarm came off a little worse for wear. Be careful, that stuff can expand with some force.

    The Doog
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    The foam warning is or was on the warranty page on the orange website!!!

    Premier Icon stilltortoise
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    I have a Whyte 46 and I thought that was noisy. Wasn’t planning on getting a new bike, but after hearing the Orange-clatter not sure they’d be on my short-list if I was. It would drown out my “wheeee” and “vrooommm” noises ๐Ÿ˜†

    sootyandjim
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    2 years warranty for an Orange 5 is pretty poor. ๐Ÿ˜•

    mojo5pro
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    Puta lizard skin on swing arm to stop chain slap and theonly noise I get is the pro2 rear hub (which I don’t mind)

    GaryLake
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    My riding buddies have never complained about the noise (but they never get close enough to hear it *boom tish*)

    But seriously, it never bothers you when actually riding it…

    RHSno2
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    I like the ‘mechanical’ sound. I loved the sound of the 224 taking big, multiple hits. Gone are those days as I’ll be on a Commencal Supreme.

    Luckily I’ll still have my Patriot for all things Spanners related ๐Ÿ™‚

    Premier Icon phutphutend
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    I filled the swingarm of my Patriot with expanding foam. It was a messy job, but now all those clatters and bangs are damped right down and the bike is pretty quiet.

    Only downside is i have found that i might have trouble getting it resprayed due to issues with ovens and expanding foam!

    MrNutt
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    a noisy bike is more fun to ride, anyone with life experience will tell you that! ๐Ÿ˜†

    lobby_dosser
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    like a skeleton having a w8nk in a biscuit tin

    JonEdwards
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    like a skeleton having a w8nk in a biscuit tin

    Just had a coffee over monitor moment. Good effort!

    I quite like the way my Hope Pro II freehub is amplified through the swingarm, it’s a reassuringly mechanical sound. I quite miss it when I get on my Turner.

    Seriously though, I’ve never noticed the noise when riding and there are plenty of noisier ways to travel across the dirt – like in a rally car over gravel for instance?

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