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2011 Orange Five

BigStu2BigStu2 Posts: 794
edited June 2010 in The Crudcatcher
Ahh, Mountain Biking heaven right here folks.

http://www.orangebikes.co.uk/news/view/2011_five_video/
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  • Reevie25Reevie25 Posts: 254
    That's my dream bike! :D
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    i wonder if it will need a couple of minor tweaks but still score a 10 compared to the minor changes needed by its closest competitor which only scores a 9.
  • TartanyakTartanyak Posts: 2,988
    You know, I've always liked the look of oranges but never bothered to buy one. Maybe because I'm happy with my pig iron kona!
  • TartanyakTartanyak Posts: 2,988
    And I just had a gander at the rest of the orange site.

    The five diva seems the right geometry for me.

    I am not a 'diva'.

    I am not female.

    I AM JUST BUILT LIKE A SHORT WEASEL!!!
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    Some great riding in there... Though they're inexplicably slow on the berms at spooky woods...

    I really want to take that MBR guy and make him do a blind test with a tapered steerer fork and a stepped down standard steerer fork, see if he can tell any difference :lol:
    Uncompromising extremist
  • GHillGHill Posts: 2,402
    Northwind wrote:
    I really want to take that MBR guy and make him do a blind test with a tapered steerer fork and a stepped down standard steerer fork, see if he can tell any difference

    I'd like to know the result!
  • NorthwindNorthwind Posts: 15,475
    I also like that for MBR, when they got the Strange five with the slacker head angle that was the best geometry ever, and now that Orange have announced that the Five is unchanged geometry wise for 2011 after all, that's also the best geometry ever :lol: They're not even subtle about it.

    Not to doubt that it'll be a great bike of course, it definately will be.
    Uncompromising extremist
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    It was also the best geo ever before they changed it... Give or take a few degrees...
  • DufferDuffer Posts: 379
    I would love an Orange Five (and will probably look into buying one some day) except for one tiny detail, which really bothers me - no full length cable outers?!?! It would cost pocket money for them to change the cable guides, but they don't bother.

    I own two bikes - one is made from some old scaffold poles found in a skip in Doncaster, and the other is a cheap Enduro knock-off. Yet both of these bikes come with full length outers. So why not the Five? A small detail, that would drive me mad - and seriously make me think twice about buying one. (i suppose a psychologist would say i have an OCD or something)
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    supersonic wrote:
    It was also the best geo ever before they changed it... Give or take a few degrees...

    dont forget you need the maxle rear end, and the brakes arent the most powerful, so upgrade them to m4's and the fox forks lack control, so you need the optional FIT model :wink:

  • Cat With No TailCat With No Tail Posts: 13,581
    Sorry, I'm just not a fan of the 5s at all. Never have been.

    I'm sure that are good bikes and all, but to me, they just seem a bit overhyped and ugly enough to make small children sick. Oh, not to mention overpriced (like all of Oranges offerings).
  • lawmanlawman Posts: 6,868
    Sorry, I'm just not a fan of the 5s at all. Never have been.

    I'm sure that are good bikes and all, but to me, they just seem a bit overhyped and ugly enough to make small children sick. Oh, not to mention overpriced (like all of Oranges offerings).

    + potato, altho a full carbon 5 would be interesting :lol: very unlikely thats ever gonna happen though :lol:

  • KiblamsKiblams Posts: 2,423
    How did they get away with machining the headtube and forks to make them tapered!?! :lol:
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