Member since May 2013
Location: Edinburgh, GB
Reason for Sale: Lack of use
Postage: Will ship globally. Collection locally also welcomed.
Returns No returns
Like Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at the Montrey festival, sometimes when you love something you’ve just got to let it go.
Up for sale is ‘The’ Orange Five to have…. The Best of British addition, with a little bit of Japanese and French thrown in, in all the right places.
This bike was built from new this time last year and has had only a handful of rides. I’m a trials rider predominantly so have only managed to get out on this the odd weekend here and there, the bike is realistically less than 30 rides old. It is in immaculate condition having just been stripped, cleaned, greased and reassembled with new bushings, new brake pads and a fork service. This is a prime example of a Five and I don’t think you’ll find one much cleaner.
The bike will also be sold with a new White sticker kit should you wish to change. I’d go as far to say this bike is almost in A1 condition. With the exception of one slight scuff on a sticker and a tiny cable rub mark on the fork crown the bike is blemish free.
If you’re reading this then I’m sure you’ll already know but this is the perfect trail bike that can rip down the trail and ping up. Put the rear Kashima Boost Valve Fox Float in Pro Pedal and she climbs like a dream. Should the trail get steep and loose you can drop the Fox Talas forks to 120mm to steeper the head angle and drop the front end.
When the trail gets wild, open the taps on the rear shock, pop the forks back to 160mm and watch her fly. A maxle back end keeps things stiff and precise meaning you can get all moto for some tail out fun.
The bike comes with a RochShox Reverb meaning you can adjust your seat height to exactly the right position whatever the terrain.
In reality this bike has had a very easy life and hasn’t seen a great deal of action so it’s due a good home from someone who’ll get the most out of it. This is a no-compromise custom build with none of your budget full-build bike parts on it. Everything was chosen specifically to create a reliable, fun and strong bike that’ll keep you going whatever you throw at it.
If you’d like any further information or pictures of specific parts or areas please do not hesitate to ask.
- Orange Five 17” Frame (Maxle)
- Fox Float Kashima w/Boost Valve
- Fox 36 Talas Forks (160mm/120mm) Recently serviced
- Hope Headset
- Hope Seat Clamp
- Rockshox Reverb 125mm Drop
- WTB Volt Saddle
- Hope 50mm Stem
- Answer Pro Taper AM Bars
- ODI Grips
- Hope M4 Brakes F&R (203mm front/180mm back)
- Hope Matchmaker Clamps
- Hope Pro 2 20mm Front Hub
- Hope Pro 2 12mm Rear Hub
- Shimano XT Cassette
- Shimano XT Shifters (On matchmakers, traditional bar clamps will also be supplied)
- SRAM Chain
- Shimano Saint Rear Mech
- Shimano SLX Double Specific Front Mech
- Shimano SLX Double Cranks
- RaceFace Bashguard (SLX original bash will also be supplied)
- Nukeproof Neutron Pedals
- WTB Tyres
- Mavic EN521 rims
- White Sticker Set also provided
- Hope Stem Stackers
Just about as good as it gets.