A 150MM/140MM TRAVEL TRAIL BIKE THAT JUST MAKES RIDING FUN. IT CLIMBS, IT DESCENDS, IT SCARES PEOPLE ON DOWNHILL BIKES WHEN YOU TAKE IT TO HAFJELL.
The hardworking Five has been a stalwart of the Orange range for a long time. It’s tough, reliable and capable. The harder you push it the happier it seems to be.
Based on experience from how well the Four rode, and how it’s suspension action had a really active feel to it, Orange set about seeing how they could bring this same element to the Five’s set-up. To achieve this Orange worked out a way to lower the shock by adding a new pressing in the fabrication of the downtube, leading the way to the compact rear on the Five and improving the shock’s ramp-up at the same time.
That isn’t all, extra strength-forming features have been added to all the major frame assemblies, improving resistance to lateral flex and twisting forces. Boost sizing at the rear hub and an extra 6mm in the pivot spacing helps here too, enabling more tyre clearance to be added.
And if that’s not enough, the CNC department found weight savings in the billet machined parts to build up the lightest Five ever produced.
Geometry is optimised for a 150mm travel fork, while the rear sits at the 140mm trail bike sweet spot.
We love the ride of the new Five, it’s lively ‘pop’ has to be experienced, and when pushed hard the bike gives back to the rider. Grip, feel and a lively ride all there in abundance.