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Orange 5 SE Custom Build

lakesbikerlakesbiker Posts: 10
edited November 2012 in Your mountain bikes
And just to prove there is more than one good looking orange five out there (Well I think so) :D here's my recent build.

Orange Five SE Custom

XTR Front Mech
XTR Shadow Rear Mech
XTR Shifters
XTR 10 speed Drivetrain 3x10
XTR Cassette 11 x 36
Fox RP23 Kashima
Fox Float RLC 140mm Kashima
Mavic Crossmax ST
Continental Rubber Queen Tubeless
Easton Haven Bars
Thomson X4 Stem
Thomson Seatpost
Hope Race X2 Special Edition
Orange 5 17" Frame with Maxle Rear Axle
Specialized BG Phenom Saddle (now swapped out for all black version)

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  • DrNowtDrNowt Posts: 40
    :shock: i want it!
  • WobbitWobbit Posts: 91
    That's porn!
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  • dansdaddansdad Posts: 29
    Love those black 5s. Although having owned a black motorbike in the past they are a censored to keep clean, and show the scratches :(
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Not pretty I'm afraid still looks like it made out of horribly welded girders to me :s
  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,823
    Very nice - I like it :D
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  • lakesbikerlakesbiker Posts: 10
    Not pretty I'm afraid still looks like it made out of horribly welded girders to me :s

    Its all very subjective, you think your other half is a stunner, I though may think she is a total minger! Like I say very subjective ;-) Marmite through and through - no in between with Oranges!!!
  • ThewaylanderThewaylander Posts: 8,767
    Oh I agree, Just to many positives :p had to be a negative in an Orange thread.
  • chez_m356chez_m356 Posts: 1,893
    the saddle seems a little out of place, colour wise, i know thats being picky, but you certainly didn't scrimp on it in any other area did you :lol: a fantastic looking bike you have there mate :wink:
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  • lakesbikerlakesbiker Posts: 10
    chez_m356 wrote:
    the saddle seems a little out of place, colour wise, i know thats being picky, but you certainly didn't scrimp on it in any other area did you :lol: a fantastic looking bike you have there mate :wink:

    Funny you should say that as I have just swapped it out for a totally black phenom and it does look better :D
  • Wobbit wrote:
    That's porn!

    what he said!
  • Thats a Very nice build fella!
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  • If only all O5's looked like this, then perhaps they would be less hated! I think the black is quite "slimming" on this and makes it a little less "girdery".
  • wpaul1982wpaul1982 Posts: 4
    I love that absolutely stunning

    Just abit of advise am I best of getting the s and upgrading all the components gradually or getting and SE and doing the same but with it being less of an issue with the better spec?
  • lakesbikerlakesbiker Posts: 10
    wpaul1982 wrote:
    I love that absolutely stunning

    Just abit of advise am I best of getting the s and upgrading all the components gradually or getting and SE and doing the same but with it being less of an issue with the better spec?


    In my honest opinion (and I've been cycling for 20 years) buy what you can afford. I've learned the hard way (my wallet) that I probably ended up spending twice as much upgrading rather than just buying what I actually wanted first time, I say want as opposed to need as we all know that much of the equipment we ride far exceeds what we really need, but it is really nice to have the top end stuff and it does make a difference to the riding experience.

    Btw my ride is basically the SE 2012 with upgraded wheels, brakes and saddle.
  • Really nice bike you've got there!
    Can you tell me the exact model of front derraileur that you used?
    :mrgreen:
  • I've Demo'd an Orange 5 Pro, and liked it, and IMO they look fine too. Also yours is better than most out there, with a great spec, and looks good, but for me, they're not value for money. For the price of yours, most other makes, offer a carbon frame, dropper seatpost, etc etc. If only they were less expensive.
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  • Pesky JonesPesky Jones Posts: 2,986
    jobs a good'un
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  • Myster101Myster101 Posts: 856
    Very very nice, one on the best looking bikes I've seen on here.

    Good job :wink:
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    Vice nice buddy,
    Only thing with the frames are the rear end proper chunky stays on them, still nice though bud.
  • joemevjoemev Posts: 2
    so cool buddy,
    ashima is the way forward!
  • Tanz46Tanz46 Posts: 3
    very nice bike. orange bikes all the way! let the haters hate! :mrgreen:
  • mec287mec287 Posts: 42
    Verrrrry nice build; well done for getting it right as I've seen so many 'custom' builds go wrong. Hope you like mine too (note that the stock orange pedals have since been binned!!)...
    :D
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  • Pesky JonesPesky Jones Posts: 2,986
    mec287 wrote:
    Verrrrry nice build; well done for getting it right as I've seen so many 'custom' builds go wrong. Hope you like mine too (note that the stock orange pedals have since been binned!!)...
    :D
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    SICK!
    That is meannn, nice one
    :D:lol::)cooldad :shock: :? :cry:
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