- I think I've only gone and done it and built a bike I'm perfectly happy with….
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.Posted 4 years ago
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!
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!!
DrPPosted 4 years agonickdaviesSubscriber
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 😉Posted 4 years ago
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