- Show me your Orange Five's !
Going to move from freeride/ downhill to cross country and all mountain.
Really liking the idea of n Orange bike, I have always liked the look of them and loved reading their reviews!
Looking at getting a five and using the online upgrades on the orange website for tweaks on the base model.
So what have you got and what do you think?Posted 6 years agocurvatureMember
I got mine last July.
It is a Five Pro with the following upgrades
Syncros Carbon Bars
1×10 drivetrain with XT mech, cassette, gold conex chain and XTR shifter
Selle Italia carbon and titanium saddle (summer use)
In my opinion it is a real do it all bike – climbs as well as my Orange Elite hardtail but descends so much quicker.Posted 6 years agomunrobikerMember
1st ride on it yesterday.
Spec is XT 10 speed, new XT brakes, Hope/Stans wheels, Lyrik U-turn fork, Reverb post and Pro Vanderham cockpit.
First impressions were that there are bikes of similar travel that climb better but compared to what it replaced (Ellsworth Moment with 160mm travel) it’s more nimble, just as capable, the slacker headangle means it’s quicker over the same stuff and makes up for the 20mm travel and the lower BB means it’s less ponderous. Not massively better but better enough to make me think it’s worth it.
It’s going to be my “Big Mountains” bike.Posted 6 years agoMatt24kSubscriber
As if there aren’t enough Five pictures on the web but you asked and I’m bored.Posted 6 years ago
This is my 2011 Five in winter spec built up from a frame so some different parts used to an off the peg model.
Revelation Race Air U Turn 120-150 20mm Maxle
Hope Ceramic BB
Hope Pro 2 hubs with Mavic XM719 rims
Rear hub has 10mm axle caps with Superstar 10mm QR
Bontrager Mud X tyres F2.00 R1.8
LX Chain set with XT inner ring and Middleburn ally middle ring
XT front and rear mech
SRAM Attack Grip Shifters
Hayes HFX9 brakes 7 inch front 6 inch rear
FSA 70mm stem
FSA Gravity Light Riser bars cut to 700mm
Madison Flux SaddlecardoSubscriber
2010 Pro spec.
HOPE V2 front brake X2 rear brake with 183 floating rotors
HOPE Bottom Bracket,headset
SLX 36/22 double ring and bash with Blackspire Stinger
XT 9 speed
Sunline 711 bars
Thompson 80mm stem
Brilliant bike, easy to maintain and ride. I’ve ridden it in the Alps, local XC and even the Kielder 100. Couldn’t recommend one enough!Posted 6 years agototalshellSubscriber
”boring bike for dull wanabe pseudo stormtroopers with all the riding ability of sickly kitten.
Usually seen being ridden by red faced biffers at trail centers very slowly”
clearly you forgot to mention overweight middle aged skoda driver who wears cords and always going on about how good he used to be, and whose belly sticks out further than his d**k do..
otherwise i think you ve described me pretty well..
as for my 5 its due for a ride in the alps in June as a change from its MTL/PBW lappery no photos as its tucked up warm in the centrally heated garage ..Posted 6 years agoMatt24kSubscriber
“Matt24k what makes them shit guards on ure 5 where are they from & how much chief ?”
I’ll assume that you are talking about the rear mudguard. It is a standard Crud Catcher with the mounting arm cut in half. I then screwed in a 5 inch high ally plate to lift the musdguard section high enough to clear the tyre and the plate keeps the mud away from my dropper post. Cost me about half and hour with a hack saw and a drill.
Since found that a Topeak Defender M2 fits fine with the dropper and looks a bit less of a bodge up!Posted 6 years ago
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