Member since September 2013
Location: Ilkley, GB
Reason for Sale: New bike on there way
Postage: Delivery available @£20, prefer collection in person and cash.
Returns Sold as seen, no returns
Orange 5 18” 2011 Red – Amazing spec, custom Hope parts throughout
Frame – Orange 5 2011 18’’ Passion Red
Fork – Fox 36 Talas FIT Kashima
Shock – Fox RP23 Kashima
Headset – Hope 44/56 integral
Stem – Renthal Duo 50mm
Bar – Renthal Fat Bar 20mm/780mm
Crankset – Shimano XT 170 36/22
Bashring – Hope Black
Chainguide – Blackspire Stinger
Chain – Shimano HG94 10speed
Cassette – Shimano XT 10speed 11-36
BB– Hope Stainless bearing
FR Mech – XT 10SP Double
RR Mech - Shimano ZEE SS 10SP
Wheels – Custom Hope Hoop – Pro 2 Red hubs on Stans Flow Rims (custom decals), DT Comp spokes, brass nipples
Brakes – Custom Hope V2 – Red bodies, black caps and bore caps (Special request – not normally available), braided hoses
Rotors – V2 Floating red 183/183mm
Tyres – Maxxis High roller LUST/ Maxxis Larson DP
Seat – Giant Red
Seat Post – Giant 30.9
Seat Clamp – Hope blk
So i’m putting my much loved Orange 5 up for sale, due to a new bike arriving soon at work. Any 5 rider will tell you that they are great bikes, and this one is no exception. I’ve built it up as an aggressive trail bike and its been ridden on literally every type of trail, from world cup dh tracks, trail centres, monster alpine descents and pootles round the local forest fire roads. With the 36 160mm fork on the front, its has a wickidly slack head angle so is very stable at speed, but it’l pedal you to the top of any hill. Weight wise, ok its a little beefy at around 34lbs but once you get riding it and build your fitness up its not a problem.
My background – i’m a bike mechanic by trade at JD Cycles in Ilkley. If you know our shop you will know we have a very busy and highly respected workshop, so you know that when i say the bike has been looked after with no regard for cost, you can believe me.
The condition. I’m going to be totally honest and say the paint work is tatty, there are several scrapes and marks on the frame and the same on the fork and wheels. As you know Orange will respray it completely new for £200 so i’d suggest this as a good idea. Mechanically, the bike is sound. I have done a full strip down and replaced frame and headset bearings. Everything has been regreased and adjusted. Drivetrain has been fully degreased and cleaned. The frame has been t-cut and polished and the wheels trued and tensioned. Both hubs have been serviced and had bearings replaced. Forks were Mojo serviced in May of this year and the shock fully rebuilt by Mojo again in March.
What makes this Five special? Well the shop has a special working relationship with Hope so the bike has lots of pimp Hope bits. The brake are fully custom, with red calipers and master cylinder and black bore caps and top caps – defiantly not available normally! The rims are custom decals to create a wicked red/white look when the wheels rotating.
If you are after a bike thats going to take you up and down every trail imaginable, this is the one. I’ve never had some much on a bike and my riding has progressed alot since owning it. Needless to say if i don’t like my new machine, i’l be going straight back for a 5.
If your interested in bike, i’d prefer to do business face to face, so i can talk you through the bike and you can try it round the block. Absolutely no time wasters please, i don’t have time to chat to you for you then to say you only have £20 to spend. I think my price is fair, am open to realistic offers, please bear in mind its a used bike, so its not gonna look and fel brand new, but its in very good condition mechanically and with a respray would look fantastic again.
Any questions please feel free to message me