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My new Orange 5 SE in Chrome Grey

MancunianfightingcatMancunianfightingcat Posts: 2,054
edited June 2008 in MTB general
Just got this and I'm loving it!
(Previously had an 04 Stumpy)

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  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    Looks great! Any idea on the weight?
    "Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling." ~James E. Starrs
  • Bathroom scales reckon about 27-28 pounds, but i'm not sure. I'm sure it could be made lighter with Float rather than TALAS, but it's light enough for me.

    (It feels lighter than my old Stumpy)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    censored me, not another one!!!!!!!

    looks ace mate, prob the best colour so far too. (until someone buys a black one :lol: )
  • zero303zero303 Posts: 1,162
    Lush!!!

    Christ, we ought to have bike Radar Orange 5 meet up! :lol:
  • fark me, not another one!!!!!!!

    looks ace mate, prob the best colour so far too. (until someone buys a black one :lol: )
    Nah, there's a disco black one in Leisure Lakes Bury, the silver forks don't go with the frame.

    I take it there's a few new 5 owners out here then?!?!?!
  • NikBNikB Posts: 243
    Sure are, I got mine last week, it's a pro in pearl black (which is more dark grey really).
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  • artillerydaveartillerydave Posts: 715
    got mine a couple of weks ago in fools gold, it a peach!! no wait its an orange, oh well you know what I mean. I believe slowly but surely we are taking over the world in fact.
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    hehe, Oransita unite :D

    I won't post another pic of mine, but here's a link

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/andy_b/392 ... 282167805/
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  • CpsCps Posts: 356
    I believe slowly but surely we are taking over the world in fact.

    I know what you mean

    I was out on my Trek the other day and passed loads of guys on their Oranges :lol::lol::lol:
  • AndymtbAndymtb Posts: 36
    Just got my Orange 5 Pro in Apple Apple Green! :P :P :P
  • fly4funfly4fun Posts: 416
    Ill get a pick up as soon as i can....mine's black with a black RS lyrik - looks AWESOME!!!! rides better. Currently knocks the scales at around 32lbs but that's cos she's in DH mode atm - starting to get some true racing in at the moment, its awesome (who needs a downhill rig anyway when you can do everything on one bike?!)
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  • grantwaygrantway Posts: 1,430
    Could'nt agree with you more on that fly4fun I too have the 5AM in Disco black
    just wished Orange would have supplied a better tyre than the Mountain kings.

    Lost the front end a few times in the mud at high speed yesterday and censored
    on the wet roots. Have to get something better.
    But a bang on bike :wink:
  • fly4funfly4fun Posts: 416
    ahh im running 2.35" High Rollers, awesome tyre!! Little heavy though
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  • grantwaygrantway Posts: 1,430
    Thanx for that fly4fun I was looking at those in single ply.
    What are they like for flat conering at speed?
  • fly4funfly4fun Posts: 416
    the 2.35's are a bit on the heavy side at 1125grams per tyre (mine are) but they are the downhill ones. As for grip cant complain. Most corners i take are bermed, but ive had no issues with these tyres at all, they've been fantastic for DH, and ive done a bit of freeride and 4X on them as well as general XC riding...absolutely no complaints (get some!) Though i'm going to get a set of 2.1's as soon as, as the ground is starting to dry out...!
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  • Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,680
    grantway wrote:
    Thanx for that fly4fun I was looking at those in single ply.
    What are they like for flat conering at speed?

    They're great for tackling roots, and conrnering, drag alot compared to the mountain kings though
  • 1340jas1340jas Posts: 217
    Nice to see another 5 owner.
    I've got the same bike, same colour. I love it to bits, don't tell the wife though.
    I've had to replace the headset which was censored after only a few months and I think the bottom bracket is on the way out. I get a lot of creeking while pushing hard up hill. When free wheeling the sound goes away. I will pull it to bits in the morning and check whats wrong.

    Has anybody else had similar probs.
  • 1340jas1340jas Posts: 217
    Nice to see another 5 owner.
    I've got the same bike, same colour. I love it to bits, don't tell the wife though.
    I've had to replace the headset which was censored after only a few months and I think the bottom bracket is on the way out. I get a lot of creeking while pushing hard up hill. When free wheeling the sound goes away. I will pull it to bits in the morning and check whats wrong.

    Has anybody else had similar probs.
  • fly4funfly4fun Posts: 416
    Which 5 have you got?

    I built mine up around the frame so no such issues - what cranks/BB are on yours?
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  • grantwaygrantway Posts: 1,430
    1340jas Place your bike upside down and when you turn your cranks, do
    you have a ressitance when turning.
    If you do the bottom bracket is busted.
    When you turn the cranks and they are free flowing and no ressitance
    they are ok.
  • stof41stof41 Posts: 8
    ive had the same sort of noise on mine since i got mine last year. it sounds like the bottom bracket and makes a noise when you put pressure on the left crank, i can stop it by tightening the back wheel really tight. i think it is the hope hub sending noise through the swingarm.
  • I got a Hope Ceramic fitted when I picked the bike up, hopefully it should last for quite some time
  • 1340jas1340jas Posts: 217
    I've got the 5 Pro which has the race face cranks and bottom bracket. I've read somewhere that the BB is not that good. I got the bike in October last year and have ridden it every weekend since. We had some really bad weather during the winter here in Wales ( bit better than the Summers) and the bike got very dirty. I don't use a jet wash to clean it just a lite spray from a hose and lots of hot soapy water.
    I will try the advice of grantway this morning before work and see if that finds the problem.

    I'll let you know what causes the problem, if I can trace it.

    The idea of a 5 day earlier in this post sounded really good. You are all invited to Cwmcarn next Sunday morning if you fancy it.
  • zero303zero303 Posts: 1,162
    Can't make that but being a Bristolian CwmCarn works for me!
  • robbiemagicrobbiemagic Posts: 132
    I bought an Orange 5 SE on saturday in Orange, cant wait to ride it! Any idea on how long i will have to wait for it?
    "Second place is the first loser"
    Orange Five SE
    Orange P7 one
  • zero303zero303 Posts: 1,162
    Mine was only about 4 days but I had a standard colour (fools gold) and it was back in Feb before the MBR 10/10 review that seems to have boosted sales big time!
  • mine was two weeks, but that was special order because of the colour.
  • robbiemagicrobbiemagic Posts: 132
    Thats a pretty good turn around time, I hope mine will only take 2 weeks!
    "Second place is the first loser"
    Orange Five SE
    Orange P7 one
  • I bought it form Leisure Lakes, they told me they can get them quicker than most dealers because they buy more. Don't know if that's true or just sales bull!
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