Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Five SE 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.

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 SE?

The Five SE, is the best Five package available. Extra features on the suspension and the best componentry give this Five the Special Equipment tag.

Look at the Five S model for the simpler approach, or check out the Pro Model for high-end performance without the SE touches.

Read the reviews for the Five...

MBR - May 2009

MBR - May 2008

Five SE Specifications

RRP £3,399.95
Sizes 14,16,18,20
Colour Chrome Grey
Tubeset Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Float RP23
Swing Arm QR Axle
Forks Fox 32 TALAS RLC 100 - 140mm 15QR
Front Mech Shimano XT
Rear Mech Shimano XTR Shadow
Shifters Shimano XTR R Fire +
Brakes Hope Mini X2 Pro 160/160
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face Deus XC X Type
Cassette SRAM PG990
Hubs Hope Pro 2
Rims Mavic XM819 UST
Spokes DT Swiss Competition S/S Black
Tyres Continental Mountain King 2.2 UST
Headset Hope
Stem Thomson X4
Handlebars Easton MonkeyLite XC Low CNT
Saddle Fizik Gobi XM
Seat Post Thomson Elite
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat


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.