Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Five AM Spec Sheet

From the 2009 Archive


While all of our bikes could claim to be ideal for all riding, it depends on what your idea of ‘riding’ entails. Some riders never leave the ground and never let their heart rates drop below redline. Others spend more time sliding through turns, airborne or just plain larking around. Who makes a bike for all of them? Well, we do, and it’s the Five.

The Five genuinely is our true all-rounder. As happy on a race course as it is with a six inch fork going faster than you think you should. The Five has been with us for years, brought up to line with every technological and geometry improvement; you could say it’s as state-of-the art as it’s always been.

There are many reasons that you see so many Fives on the trails. Firstly, with the simplicity of a single pivot and the solidity of a welded-in-Halifax frame, they just don’t break down. Secondly… they’re just the most unflappable bike out there. If you’re going to be playing Trail Bingo for a weekend – a bit of map reading, a bit of ‘let the locals show you the trails’ and a bit of good old getting lost, you won’t find a better partner. The Five’s smooth, capable travel and no nonsense geometry will cope cooly with everything from the rockiest trails that the locals will come up with, to the ‘just over that hill’ misdirected death-march back home from your sketchy navigator.

Reynolds Technology, based in Birmingham, are the company that invented the concept of butted tubes back in 1898, so they know a thing or two about tubing. New for 2009, the Five, ST4 and Alpine 160 all feature custom Reynolds 6061 Hydroformed tubing. 6061 is an aluminium alloy with silicone and magnesium additions that provide high strength and ductility after the welded frame is heat-treated. The top tube profile is hydroformed to create the optimised shape designed by Orange for a light agile ride feel.

Why the Five AM?

The Five AM (All-Mountain) came about as it’s a component spec we often run ourselves. If your typical riding takes in the Welsh or Scottish mountains or you’re a regular ‘Alpinist’ then the Five AM package makes a lot of sense. Ultra sure when descending and plenty of gusto to combat those long climbs.

Look at the Five S model for the simpler approach, or check out the Pro Model. If you want to go for bigger hits or you're a 'big' rider, look at the Alpine 160 AM.

Five AM Specifications

RRP £3,199.95
Sizes 14,16,18,20
Colour Passion Red
Tubeset Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Float RP23
Swing Arm Maxle Swingarm and axle
Forks Fox 36 TALAS R 100 - 160mm
Front Mech Shimano SLX Double
Rear Mech Shimano Saint
Shifters Shimano Saint R Fire +
Brakes Hope Tech M4 183/183
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face XC Evolve Double X Type
Cassette Shimano HG50
Hubs Hope Pro 2
Rims Mavic EN321
Spokes DT Swiss Competition S/S Black
Tyres Continental Rubber Queen 2.2
Headset Hope
Stem Thomson X4
Handlebars Supercross +
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Seat Post Thomson Elite
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat


Five Geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Frame Size AM 14" AM 16" AM 18" AM 20"
A. Head Angle 66° 66° 66° 66°
B. Seat Angle 72.3° 72.3° 72.3° 72.3°
C. Top Tube 442 559 577 601
D. Effective TT 564 580 600 620
E. BB Height +6 +6 +6 +6
F. Chainstay 425 425 425 42 5
G. Head Tube 100 120 120 120
H. Wheelbase 1127 1153 1173 1193
T. Rear Travel 140 140 140 140
Shock Length 190 190 190 190
Seat Tube Ø 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2
Standover 680 740 777 815
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle..
Fork and Ride Guide

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.