Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Five Black Gold Spec Sheet

From the 2012 Archive


The Five has established itself as the UK’s best trail bike, a masterpiece of evolution and subtle refinement. Low-slung, fast handling and efficient, its versatility makes it the perfect all-rounder. Designed to complement the most up-to-date component advancements, everything works together to build the ultimate modern classic. So what’s the Five Black Gold? Everything you’ll ever need…

The Black Gold is our new Limited Edition build model, designed to cover the essentials straight out of the box. Factory level suspension offers the very best in performance, the Kashima coated RP23 and FIT RLC topping the Fox range. The stiff front end is matched to a Maxle swingarm, stepping up the stiffness and adding to its hard-riding credentials - the ultimate chassis. Avid brakes, RaceFace cranks and a 10-speed transmission keeps everything pro. We’ve been asked for it, we’ve come up with the goods.

Offered in one colour and looking resplendent in Jet Black, the 100 bikes keep it simple for maximum value for money. A RockShox Reverb as the only additional option, the Five Black Gold is our interpretation of the perfect build. Want something different or more choice? Head back to the Pro, this one’s all about ‘the package’…

Why the Five Pro?

The Five Black Gold is our interpretation of the optimum performance build. A Maxle rear as standard, plus the very best in suspension options, all the essentials covered straight out of the box. No options, maximum value.

Want to spec it up with some choice upgrades? Go back to the Five Pro and our custom options calculator.

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 Black Gold Specifications

RRP £2,699.99
Sizes 14,16,17,18,20,22
Colour Jet Black
Tubeset Monocoque/ 6061-T6 OS Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Factory RP23 Kashima
Swing Arm Maxle Swingarm
Forks Fox 32 Float 140 Factory Fit RLC Kashima TS
Front Mech Shimano SLX
Rear Mech Shimano XT Shadow RDM780 10sp
Shifters Shimano SLX R Fire +
Brakes Avid Elixir 5 180/160
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face Evolve XC (10sp)
Cassette Shimano HG62-10
Wheelset Formula 15QR/12mm, Mavic XM319
Tyres Maxxis Advantage 2.25
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 14" 16" 17" 18" 20" 22"
A. Head Angle 67° 67° 67° 67° 67° 67°
B. Seat Angle 73° 73° 73° 73° 73° 73°
C. Top Tube 542 557 570 576 596 616
D. Effective TT 564 582 602 602 620 640
E. BB Height 335 335 335 335 335 335
F. Chainstay 425 425 425 425 425 425
G. Head Tube 120 130 130 130 150 170
H. Wheelbase 1096 1116 1140 1140 1160 1175
T. Rear Travel 140 140 140 140 140 140
Shock Length 190 190 190 190 190 190
Seat Tube Ø 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9 30.9
Standover 680 716 735 755 791 820
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.