Orange 5 out (possibly) – what in it's place?
as crash dummy says.
STW front page at the moment:
There’s a new Orange ST4 too. As the Five has become a little more burly (with its slacker, flared headtube ways and its optional Maxle back end) so the ST4 has resolutely stayed ‘XC all day/bumbling around’ focused. For 2011 the linkage changes to a swing link aimed at reducing flex. Rear travel is ’110mm-ish’ for an intended 120mm fork. It remains the bike that 50% of Five buyers should really get instead as it’s a perfectly capable trail bike with a lighter feel.Posted 7 years agoGary BanhamMember
Like a lot of people times have been tough but now I'm in a position to treat myself to something new, I have a 5 Pro which has never been ridden hard and if I'm honest I'd never get the most out of it but this is a want not need quest and I may get an end of year deal to wrench my arm off :0)
If you had a £2.5k budget(ish) and was looking for 120mm travel full suss for general duties what would you consider?
I like the idea of something Trek or Cannondale but haven't yet had the chance to test ride anything so am looking for options.
Cheers peeps…Posted 7 years ago
If a small would fit this would blow the Five into the weeds interms of kit etc (formula R1 etc):
If I was spending 2.5k I'd go the Lapierre or Commencal route. Just not a fan of Orange (and I'm northern so you'd think I'd be daft as a brush) 😉Posted 7 years ago
Singletrack mag seems to like it buy BikeGaydar doesn'tPosted 7 years ago
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