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Orange 2017 Five S 27.5

£2,800.00

The hardworking Orange Five has been a stalwart of our range for a long time. It’s tough, reliable and capable. The harder you push it the happier it seems to be. So we better make sure we don’t mess with it right?

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The hardworking Orange Five has been a stalwart of our range for a long time. It’s tough, reliable and capable. The harder you push it the happier it seems to be. So we better make sure we don’t mess with it right?

It was last updated a year and a half ago, it was time to see what we could do for the new Orange Five. We liked the way the Four rode, and how it’s suspension action had a really active feel to it, we set about seeing how we could bring this same element to the Five’s set-up. To add the new compact rear suspension layout to the Orange Five would be ideal, but where would we fit the shock? In theory lower in the frame, in practice, not so easy. But if it was easy, it wouldn’t be worth doing, and the guys in the frame department came up with the goods. Like the solving of a complex engineering puzzle we worked out a way to lower the shock by adding a new pressing in the fabrication of the downtube, leading the way to the compact rear on the Orange Five and improving the shock’s ramp-up at the same time.

That isn’t all, we’ve added extra strength-forming features to all the major frame assemblies, improving resistance to lateral flex and twisting forces. Boost sizing at the rear hub and an extra 6mm in the pivot spacing helps here too, enabling us to add more tyre clearance. And if that’s not enough, the CNC department found weight savings in the billet machined parts to build up the lightest Orange Five we’ve ever produced. Geometry is optimised for a 150mm travel fork, while the rear sits at the 140mm trail bike sweet spot.

We love the ride of the new Orange Five, its lively ‘pop’ has to be experienced, and when pushed hard the bike gives back to the rider. Grip, feel and a lively ride all there in abundance

Frame & Fork
Tubeset 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing
Rear Axle 12 x 148mm OLD Bolt Thru Axle
Fork RockShox Yari 150 RC Boost
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch DB RT 190 x 51mm
Headset Cane Creek 49mm
Drivetrain
Crankset Race Face Ride Single 32t
Front Mech Top Guide Chain Device
Rear Mech Shimano SLX Shadow + 11spd
Cassette SRAM PG1130 11-42 11spd
Shifters Shimano SLX 11spd
Bottom Bracket Race Face
Chain SRAM PC1110 11spd
Wheels & Tyres
Wheelset Formula + Alex MD25 27.5″
Tyres Maxxis High Roller II Exo TR 2.3
Braking
Brakes Shimano M615 180mm/160mm
Finishing Kit
Stem Race Face Ride M35 50mm
Handlebar Race Face Chester Riser 780mm M35
Grips Strange Lock-On
Seatpost Race Face Ride
Saddle Kore Durox IE
Seat Clamp Strange QR
Pedals

 

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Extra small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra large

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