- Heavier blokes riding orange 5's……..help
19 stone here and riding a new orange five. I have the 20inch version and ride on natural trails in the wyre forest and surrounding area. No issues at all with the shocks, front or back. I run the rear at 285psi and the front @ 125psi( iirc). Even loaded up with kit the rear shock performs well, I have no issues with bottoming out and there is plenty of travel left once I am aboard.
If you local to Bewdley more than welcome to have a blast on itPosted 7 years agogingersquirrelMember
17 stone here fully kitted out – very agressive rider. I run a 500lb spring on a ccdb on my 5. never had any problems . I think the 5 and alpine suit a more substantial rider as they have not been made to be ultra light – its very rare you hear of them snapping , and I have tried very hard!Posted 7 years ago
It needs the roughest trails, big rocks and a madman sat on it and it is wonderful 😆 – Damn thing nearly broke both my ankles when I cracked them off the swing arm a few times though- poor technique on my part I expect!!
I set it up quite soft at the rear and propped it up with the propedal to climb or do any road bits – it was goodPosted 7 years ago
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