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  • nwill1
    Member

    Very nice, just built me an Orange Five, not a dissimilar build, going 1×10 but wanted to get a few more reports back on the front ring, cluch mech, no guid set up…how you finding it (based on you saying the bike is now perfect, very good)?

    Also what front ring is it? Can’t make it out.

    N.

    DrP
    Member

    Chainring is a Works thick-tin, 34t with 11-36 at the back.
    I’ve blatted over all sorts of rocks and roots, and not dropped the chain.
    Tres bon

    DrP

    Is that a thick-thin ring? Surprised chain stays on even with a clutch mech. Looks good though.

    nwill1
    Member

    Superb, I will go with it, so far all reports are very positive. Just need to decide 34, 32 or 30 T.n.

    N.

    soma_rich
    Member

    Now you just need to upgrade the wheel circumference! Looks good, is that a Wolf designs ring? I really should get one of those as I have dropped my chain a couple more times since our ride on the downs…

    Premier Icon iainc
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    interestingly, I have my reverb lever inside the shifter/brake clamp (iSpec) – never thought of puting it where you have it – might try it there !

    wrecker
    Member

    Like. Those commies have always looked the part.

    It’s nice to be finally completely happy with a bike!

    could be lighter with a lighter wheelset

    The seed is already planted. I give those wheels 3 months 😀

    bikebouy
    Member

    I like the colour but you need to change the Balance Bike wheels 😆

    patriotpro
    Member

    I’m perfectly happy with….

    appart from

    could be lighter with a lighter wheelset,

    DrP
    Member

    ..(mostly!)

    I’ve been riding the meta 5 for years (in various frames and incarnations).
    I think I’ve finally got it sussed!! Going 1×10 with clutch mech seemed to be the last piece of the puzzle 😀
    It’s not too bling, but not too shabby – a nice mix of mostly XT, with a bit of XTR.
    Bars and stem are Easton Haven (carbon bars) and of course it has the reverb dropper.
    Going 1×10 allowed me to free up space on the LH side of the bar for the reverb lever (allowing it to go under the bar)

    All in all, it’s such a fun bike – I’ve done 100 mile rides on it, I’ve beasted around the alps on it, and it’s usually taken out weekly over the local stomping ground (south downs).
    Comes in at about 29lbs – could be lighter with a lighter wheelset, but I’m not too bothered….

    It’s nice to be finally completely happy with a bike!


    [img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7298/9422924916_ccd30726af_z.jpg[/img]

    It really is a class ‘do it all’ bike!

    I think there was a thread of a similar vain recently, but it’s always nice to see pics of bikes people are completely happy with!!

    DrP

    DrP
    Member

    Hey hey…
    “could be lighter” is just a statement of fact isn’t it, and not a desire to change….
    ..yet…

    DrP

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    Looks great

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    I think there was a thread of a similar vain recently, but it’s always nice to see pics of bikes people are completely happy with!!

    Vain? Moi?

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    Congrats!
    I’m always fiddle arsing about with frames and builds, one day I hope to be where you are….. 🙂

    Premier Icon Riksbar
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    I had hoped this was a Hora thread.

    _tom_
    Member

    Looks really nice! I really wish I could be happy with just one bike. My Voltage is so close but a bit too heavy for longer rides and the seat tube/top tube are also a bit short. Loads of fun downhill and in the air though..

    Premier Icon Cheezpleez
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    Very nice. Indeed.

    Premier Icon nickdavies
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    Looks ace. I’m not there yet, tidying up the bike room on the weekend and amongst other things just lying around I had 2 frames, 7 tyres, 1 shock, 2 prs forks, 3 front mechs, 2 sets of brakes, a spare pair of wheels and numerous tools i’ve used once. I’m still not happy with the bike!

    No-one told me biking was a money pit 😉

    velocipede
    Member

    I always find that getting a bike just right coincides with selling it and starting all over again – is that just me?!!!

    Very similar to my Meta5 build, 1*10, Dropper, Revelations etc.

    Also very very happy with mine, although it could be a bit lighter I only every think this when trying to haul it over a gate/fence. ~32lbs

    that’s massive – you need a 29er 😉

    Premier Icon garage-dweller
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    Lovely. Cleverly excluded any garden in those shots I notice. It must be very untidy if you don’t dare show us any pictures. My like it so much I won’t change it build is a bit less nice but has been in that form for a year.

    DrP
    Member

    I really wish I could be happy with just one bike.

    😳

    1/10 isn’t that great a happy:unhappy ratio…..!

    DrP

    hora
    Member

    Whats the cheapest way into 1×10?

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