2018 Orange Five Formula Edition

Orange

Price £4,800.00 Regular price £6,800.00

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.

So exactly like the original Formulas – but with one tiny difference…

…now you can have one too.

  • Frame designed and built in Britain
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • Single pivot suspension for the utmost performance, efficiency and reliability
  • 27.5 inch wheels
  • Geometry optimised for 150mm front/140mm rear travel
  • Boost 148 rear hub spacing
  • Aggressive trail geometry
  • Long top tube and wheelbase for high-speed stability
  • Special Polished graphics on Black Anodised frame finish
  • Cane Creek Helm 27.5 150mm Fork
  • Cane Creek DB In Line 190 x 50 Rear Shock
  • SRAM 12 Speed Eagle Gold Drivetrain
  • Powerful Shimano Saint 203/180 Brakes
  • SRAM Descendant Carbon Eagle 32t Crankset
  • Race Face Arc 31 Carbon 27.5 + Hope Pro 4 Wheelset
  • Fox Factory Transfer 150mm drop with internal dropper routing
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