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.
THE FORMULA CONCEPT
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.
Frame 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing Fork Cane Creek Helm 27.5 150mm Rear Shock Cane Creek DB In Line 190 x 50 Stem Hope Stem 35mm x M35 Black Handlebar Renthal Fat Bar Carbon 800mm x 20mm rise M35 Grip Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black Brakes Shimano Saint 203/180 Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle Rear der SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold Crankset SRAM X01 Carbon Eagle 32t Seatpost Fox Factory Transfer 150mm Drop Saddle SDG Fly MTN Cromo Rail Blk/Orange Hubs Hope Pro 4 Rims Race Face Arc 31 Carbon 27.5 (Grey) Tires Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3c EXO TR / DHR 2.4 EXO TR 2 Finish Black Anodised Sizes 5 (XS, S, M, L, XL)
Orange Five Formula spec:
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