Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Five AM Spec Sheet

From the 2012 Archive


The Five has become ‘the’ definitive Orange bike, ten years in the making, a masterpiece of evolution and subtle refinement. Countless days and nights have been spent thinking about (and riding) the many tweaks and refinements needed to keep it at the forefront of the trail-riding scene. This, our ‘new’ version, continues to push the boundaries with a few choice additions complementing recent developments in mountain bike components. A state-of-the-art pièce de résistance, or a trail tool of simplicity? Whichever, nothing is more fun to ride…

The 2011 Five stays true to its roots as a low-slung, fast handling trail bike which can play gently in the Dales or storm a black run. The mix of Monocoque construction and custom butted 6061-T6 Reynolds tubes keep weight down with a new tapered headtube adding stiffness. A 30.9 mm seat-tube adds compatibility for more ‘dropper’ seat-posts and we’ve added ISCG mounts for securely fitting a chain device. The same single pivot position continues to keep the suspension balanced between sensitivity and efficiency with the bearing system promoting stiffness and reliability. The Five has already become a classic, and it just got better.

Why the Five AM?

The Five AM is the bigger brother to the Pro, Maxle and Fox 36 equipped as standard. A favourite down at the factory, the Five AM goes anywhere, it’s built tough. Looking for a slightly lighter trail option, look at the Five Pro. Want something with a little more grunt, check the ultimate mountain machine, the Alpine 160.

Read the reviews for the Five...

Five Pro 2010 Trail Bike of the Year

MBR Trail Bike of the Year - Five Pro - May 2010

MBR Five Pro - May 2009

MBR - May 2008

Five AM Specifications

RRP £2,999.99
Sizes 14,16,17,18,20,22
Colour Mandarin Orange
Tubeset Monocoque/ 6061-T6 OS Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Factory RP23 Kashima
Swing Arm Maxle Swingarm
Forks Fox 36 Float 160 Performance R TS
Front Mech Shimano SLX
Rear Mech Shimano SLX 9sp
Shifters Shimano Deore R Fire +
Brakes Avid Elixir 5 200/180
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face XC Evolve Double X Type
Cassette Shimano HG50-9
Wheelset Hope Pro II Evo-Mavic EN321
Tyres Maxxis Minion F/High Roller R 2.35
Headset Cane Creek 5 Zero Stack Tapered
Stem Orange Stalk +
Handlebars Supercross +
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Seat Post Race Face Ride XC
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat Silver


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 120 130 130 150
H. Wheelbase 1127 1153 1173 1193
T. Rear Travel 140 140 140 140
Shock Length 190 190 190 190
Seat Tube Ø 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9
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.