Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Five S Spec Sheet

From the 2009 Archive

You can find the current Five S here.

Overview

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.

Handling, stiffness, balance, geometry and reliability don't come better than on the Orange Five, and together they make for an inspirational bike.

MBR Magazine 10 out of 10

Why the Five S?

The Five S, is the entry level Five model. Great ride, great handling, great value.

Go "Pro" with high end model Five Pro If you want the best then see the SE model for the full monty package.

Read the reviews for the Five...

MBR Five Pro - May 2009

MBR - May 2008

Five S Specifications

RRP £1,899.95
Sizes 14,16,18,20
Colour Fools Gold
Tubeset Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Float RP23
Swing Arm QR Axle
Forks RockShox Recon 351 Solo Air w/MotionControl 130mm
Front Mech Shimano Deore
Rear Mech Shimano SLX Shadow
Shifters Shimano Deore R Fire +
Brakes Avid Juicy 3 185/160
Bottom Bracket Truvativ GXP
Crankset Truvativ Firex 3.1 GXP
Cassette Shimano HG50
Hubs Shimano Deore 525 Disc
Rims Mavic XM317
Spokes DT Swiss Competition S/S Black
Tyres Continental Mountain King 2.2
Headset FSA TH 857
Stem Orange Stalk +
Handlebars Supercross +
Grips
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Seat Post Stick Up
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat
Accessories

Geometry

Five Geometry
FIVE GEOMETRY
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Frame Size 14" 16" 18" 20"
A. Head Angle 67° 67° 67° 67°
B. Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73°
C. Top Tube 542 557 576 596
D. Effective TT 564 582 602 620
E. BB Height +6 +6 +6 +6
F. Chainstay 425 425 425 425
G. Head Tube 100 120 120 140
H. Wheelbase 1096 1116 1140 1160
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 680 716 755 791
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.