Five Formula

RRP from: GBP £6,800.00

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As an all-round trail bike, it is hard to argue against the Five's versatility. Its capable of delivering the goods on your daily commute to spending a week being thrashed in the Alps.

The compact rear layout makes the suspension more active than any Five to date. The skillfully crafted hollow in the downtube allows us to lower the rear shock's position in the frame which gives us improved rear shock ramp-up and a super plush suspension feel, and gains in small bump performance. 

All the major frame components have extra strength-forming features, improving resistance to lateral flex and twisting forces. Boost 148 sizing at the rear hub and an extra 6mm width in the pivot spacing help here too, enabling us to add more tyre clearance. All in all with weight savings we've found in the billet machined parts, this is the lightest Five frame we’ve ever produced.

The Five has grown with us and evolved so far, with a lively ‘pop’ that really has to be experienced. Grip, trail feedback and an active ride are all there in abundance. Try it, you'll like it.


Call us sentimental, but in our 30th year we can’t help reminiscing.

In the early days of Orange we had an exclusive model we named the Formula. They were never intended for sale, they were simply the best of the best and issued only to a select group of Team riders.

Based on that concept, we’ve decided to reinvent the Formula spec for the 21st century. Available on the iconic Five and Alpine 6

So exactly like the original Formulas – but with one tiny difference…

…now you can have one too.

The facts

Why the Five Factory?

  • Frame designed and built in Britain
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • Single pivot suspension for the utmost performance, efficiency and reliability
  • 27.5 inch wheels
  • Geometry optimised for 150mm front/140mm rear travel
  • Boost 148 rear hub spacing
  • Aggressive trail geometry
  • Long top tube and wheelbase for high-speed stability
  • Special Polished graphics on Black Anodised frame finish
  • Cane Creek Helm 27.5 150mm Fork
  • Cane Creek DB In Line 190 x 50 Rear Shock
  • SRAM 12 Speed Eagle Gold Drivetrain
  • Powerful Shimano Saint 203/180 Brakes
  • SRAM Descendant Carbon Eagle 32t Crankset
  • Race Face Arc 31 Carbon 27.5 + Hope Pro 4 Wheelset
  • Fox Factory Transfer 150mm drop with internal dropper routing

Specs & Options  

Five Formula

Five Formula £6,800.00
Total price: £6,800.00

Sizes and Colours

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Black Anodised


Frame & Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5 Rear wheel travel: 140

Cane Creek Helm 27.5 150mm
Rear Shock
Cane Creek DB In Line 190 x 50
Hope H/Set Black - 49mm for Tapered Steerer
Rear Axle
SRAM Maxle Ultimate 174mm (Boost 148mm Hub)

Wheels & Tyres

Race Face Arc 31 Carbon 27.5 (Grey) + Hope Pro 4 (Black)
Maxxis High Roller II 2.4 3c Exo TR / 2.3 Exo TR 2


SRAM X01 Carbon Eagle 32t
Chain Device
Not Included
Rear Mech
SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold
SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold 10-50t
SRAM XX1 Eagle
Bottom Bracket
SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold


Shimano Saint 203/180

Finishing Kit

Renthal Apex 50mm x M35
Renthal Fat Bar Carbon 800mm x 20mm rise M35
Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black
Fox Factory Transfer 150mm Drop
SDG Fly MTN Cromo Rail Black/Grey
Seat Clamp
Hope Bolted Black

Performance Packs


Full Suspension Derailleur Hanger

Multi-Use Correx Plastic Bike Box

Deluxe Multi-Use Correx Plastic Bike Box

Select to have your bike send out from Orange in a deluxe, extra strong Correx plastic bike box, rather than our standard cardboard box.

These correx boxes are as used by our demo fleet which travel up and down the country with the couriers multiple times a week and hundreds of times a year. 

This is the ideal packaging for any forgien bike trip when you need a strong, weatherproof container to keep your pride and joy safe in transit when flying.

Can be flat packed for easy storage against a garage wall.

Assembled Box Dimensions:

159cm x 29cm x 88cm

Orange RideGuard Fender Black and Orange

Orange RideGuard Fender Blue and Yellow

Orange RideGuard Fender Grey with Blue and Orange

Orange Shock Pump

Suitable for all forks and shocks specified on orange bikes models.


  • 20 bar / 300 PSI gauge
  • Compact size with removable gauge and foldable hose
  • Suitable for right- and left handers by turnable gauge
  • Micro adjust air bleeder
  • Ruggedized rubber protected gauge housing
2017-18 Five geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Seat Tube Length 15″ 16″ 17″ 18″ 20″
A. Head Angle 66º 66º 66º 66º 66º
B. Seat Angle Actual 72º 72º 72º 72º 72º
B. Seat Angle Effective 74º 74º 74º 74º 74º
C. Top Tube 551 568 587 608 627
D. Top Tube (effective) 575 595 615 635 655
E. BB Height (from ground) 333 333 333 333 333
BB height (from axles -20 -20 -20 -20 -20
F. Chainstay 426 426 426 426 426
G. Head Tube 100 110 110 130 140
H. Wheel base 1134 1156 1176 1199 1220
T. Rear Travel 140 140 140 140 140
J. Reach 404 422 442 457 474
K. Stack 599 608 608 626 635
Standover 691 715 720 740 790
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height from ground is with 706 mm Ø tyre.
technical Info
fork travel
150 mm 150 mm 140 mm
Shock Length 190 mm
Rear Hub 148 mm x 12mm
Rear Axle 148 mm x 12mm
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Seatclamp Ø 34.9 mm
Front Derailleur N/A
BB Shell 73 mm ISCG05
Tapered Headset Upper: ZS49/28.6
Lower: EC49/40
Ride Guide
Yes Downhill 0 out of 5 stars
Yes Freeride 1 out of 5 stars
Yes Enduro 5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes All-Mountain 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Trail 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Adventure 3.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Touring 1.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Racing 0 out of 5 stars
Bike Sizing Guidelines
5'0"  —  5'5"
5'4"  —  5'7"
5'6"  —  5'10"
5'9"  —  6'1"
6'0"  —  6'5"

Please note: This is for guidance only. You may be taller or shorter, it doesn't mean our bikes will not fit you. The best way to determine the correct bike size for you is to try one. We've added some more explanation on sizing theory here: What size frame do I need?

What they say ...  

MBUK | Five S | November 2016

While the classic layout looks the same, Orange have evolved every dynamic detail to put this classic, intuitively interactive, addictively visceral trail machine right back at the top of the pile in terms of tough, practical value and pure enjoyment.

MBUK Magazine

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MBUK | Five Pro | September 2016

I’ll be riding it as much as possible into the ensuing weather with as much excitement as the first time I rode it.

MBUK Magazine

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PinkBike | Five | July 2016

it's refreshing to see a brand like Orange, who, for all intents and purposes, have been doing their own thing without deviation and doing it well for longer than most.


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Enduro MTB | Five | July 2016

We knew the Five was a nimble bike anyway, but it now seems more stable with its longer wheelbase

Enduro MTB

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Singletrack | Five | July 2016

The new Five felt buttery smooth and very confidence inspiring.


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Dirt | Five | July 2016

The silent ride on Five is impressive but overall it’s the fun, precise ride of the Orange Five that sparkles.


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