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  • If you had to give up your Orange 5…
  • Probably a hardtail as Ive heard they ride very similarly, especially when when you apply the brakes whilst riding over bumps

    stevede
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    I changed my Five for a Soul and a Pitch, cheating i know but it was a great move for me, highly rate both of my Five replacements.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Replacing one bike with two doesn’t count.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    … with what would you replace it?

    For me it’s possibly this

    Premier Icon ChrisL
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    I replaced mine with an Ibis Mojo SL.

    Premier Icon votchy
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    Would replace my ’07 5 with………an ’11 5 πŸ˜€

    stevede
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    molgrips – i did say cheating i know but……was tongue in cheek my friend. New Blur 4x replacement would be a strong contender if i was to attempt the one bike for all applications dream.

    bazzer
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    I replaced my Patriot with a Cove Hustler, does that count.

    Rode my mates Patriot the other day and wondered if I had made the right choice !!!

    _tom_
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    Really liking the looks of the newer Kona bikes πŸ™‚

    I’d be quite happy to replace mine with about 60 crisp Β£10 notes if anyone wants a 2008 Five frame πŸ˜€

    Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great frame but these days I don’t ride anything that justifies more than a hardtail!

    scotsman
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    I wanted to swap mine for a Mojo HD 160 but it will not take my Hammerscmidt, the ISCG tabs are not compatible apparently, bugger.
    *sits a waits for the what the fek are you running Hammerscmidt for anyway comments*
    So purchased a DH monster which means I am way over biked and get laughed at all the time! πŸ˜†

    Torminalis
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    Zesty FTW!

    rustler
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    A Ventana El-Ciclon. πŸ™‚

    Love my Five. It’s an ’07 model with all the bells and whistles and has been upgraded over the last 4 years (QR15 forks, Flows, Tech X2s, etc.)

    I’ve been thinking recently about buying a new Five but it felt heavier in a side by side comparison with my current bike. I’m also aware the angles have changed that makes it less of an all rounder and more of a DH sled. Still willing to give it a test ride though. Be rude not to.

    The bike that interests me the most though and the one I want to demo is the Yeti ASR 5 Carbon.

    mafiafish
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    Very light, very lovely, especially the cool angular bits.

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    a Pitch and keep the Β£1000 change πŸ™‚

    Edit: If I had One

    hoochylala
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    That mondraker is loooovely, and another frame only option to add to my growing list πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Hmm.. that mondraker looks like it has a terrible mud trap by the shock.

    Incidentally, an overlooked side benefit of a 5 is that it continues to work more or less perfectly in muddy 24 hour races πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    If I had to replace my Hemlock it’s fairly likely I’d replace it with a Five or an Alpine, so I guess if I had a Five I’d replace it with a Hemlock or an Alpine.

    Or, perhaps I’d wait and see if the Mega can deliver on its promise (and promised delivery dates)

    tonyd
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    The bike that interests me the most though and the one I want to demo is the Yeti ASR 5 Carbon.

    A friend of mine recently bought a standard ASR-5, it’s a rocket! I’d seriously consider replacing my Five with one of those if I had to – yes I realise they are very different bikes but was very impressed. Be interested to see how well they cope in the rough/steep stuff.

    ETA: Sorry Molgrips, that Kona looks silly (IMHO of course!)

    Dancake
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    with what would you replace it?

    For me it’s possibly this

    I fancy one myself to replace my Meta. Does anyone have any experience with the magic link?

    Jeffus
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    I’m thinking of the Yeti ASR-5 carbon to replace mine, at the end of the year. Some 140mm Revs set to 130mm , 142x12mm maxle, option my New Flows with EVO hubs and a smattering of SHimano XT πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    I’m thinking of replacing my Tracer with an ASR 5, as I recently starting racing in events it seemed a better all round option.

    Something in me doesnt want to let go of the Tracer though…. πŸ˜₯

    Munqe-chick
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    that mondraker top tube looks likes its ridden into a wall and the rear end is far too messy and complicated.

    toby1
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    I have to replace my 5 …. but why, what did it do wrong πŸ™

    Hah, have to admit, it’d take me a while to think of something to replace it with, it’s pretty much the best thing I ever rode (admitted I’m not the kind of guy to chuck my leg over other peoples rides) so it’s not like I rode everything out there, I’m just happy with it as it is πŸ™‚

    joeegg
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    Replaced mine with a Giant Reign 0.No way would i go back.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    I bought mine to replace a nicked Cake as a lightweight XC machine for which it was obviously not ideal. Of course now I appreciate it for what it is and it’s fairly light after I sorted it out. However since I own a bigger bike something lighter and more XC ish would probably be ideal. But only slightly since it’s rocky where I live πŸ™‚

    Junkyard
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    no idea if i ever break it I will let you know- tbh my FS gets the leats use of all my bikes as i save it for proper mountains

    flyingfox
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    Pivot Mach 5.7. I get to ride tons of bikes but this one stood out for me.

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    I only have FS bikes πŸ™‚ XC race, the 5, and a big bike.

    Premier Icon jonnyv
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    Santa Cruz carbon Tallboy is what i fancy after the 5 has gone (2010) Pro.

    carbon337
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    nukeproof mega

    flow
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    Don’t do it, you will only regret it.

    elaine anne
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    im suprised at how many of you would replace or have replaced it…
    i couldnt replace mine ever… πŸ˜‰
    we all have 2,3,4 or more bikes but replacing an orange five;; “you gotta be out ya mind”” πŸ˜‰

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