The new Orange Five is here..
We’ve been hard at work on a new Five chassis which we believe is probably the best trail bike we’ve ever produced. As is our process we haven’t scrapped what works, but built on a solid platform of performance to create a new Five to overshadow every previous version. Where recently we’ve added features to suit new componentry, this one is a complete frame overhaul.
We are showing the new Five publicly for the first time at Bike Place Show . We’re launching the new model on our web site on the same day, with availability of some sizes from from Mid February.
A short video for the New Five, shot by Sam Needham featuring one of our Team riders – Toby Pantling,
It is no secret that the Five is our best selling model, and it wears that crown for a reason. When push comes to shove the Orange Five is designed to step up to the mark in just about any situation. To tip our hats to an old fairytale, it’s the Goldilocks bike in our line-up. Not too big, not too small, for people in the know (and even those who are not) it is ‘just right’.
With this new version, by comparison to the previous incarnations, it’s a little longer (10 mm to be precise), a little stiffer (15% to be exact), a little slacker (0.5° to be accurate) but overall it is still undeniably a Five, it always will be. Still 140 mm of travel, still handbuilt in Britain, still single-pivot reliable, still loads of fun out on the trail.
The new refinements bring a longer wheelbase, improving climbing capability, reducing the front’s urge to lift on steep ascents, and makes an already benchmark descender even more sure-footed and confident. A new lighter shock mount has been designed to improve stress dispersal through the downtube. Not that we had a problem there really, it’s always good when we can make things a little better. There’s a new swing arm too. Refined drop-outs are mated to more rigid arms to make this the best tracking chassis we’ve made to date.
Built to go anywhere and back. Since we we launched the first Five over ten years ago we have had an incredibly low frame failure rate. In the last 12 months it was just 0.47%. That’s not a made up statistic, we double checked our records to be sure. It means the five year warranty we provide is rarely called upon.
- Brand new frame design
- Handbuilt in Halifax, UK
- Five year frame warranty
- 27.5 inch wheels
- Aggressive trail geometry
- Longer top tube and wheelbase for high-speed stability
- Internal dropper routing
- Suspension: 150mm front, 140mm rear
- RockShox Pike RCT3 150mm fork
- RockShox Monarch Plus RCT3 shock
- SRAM X1, 1×11 drivetrain
- Shimano XT brakes
- Hope Pro II Evo/ Mavic 323 wheelset
- RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost
- Kore Torsion 50mm stem and 800mm wide bars
Five RS – Enve
For full information and specifications check out the Orange website