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 Post subject: 2012 Orange Five Pro
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 8:51 pm 
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FRAME 2012 Orange Five Jet Black, Maxel swingarm
REAR SHOCK Crane Creek Double Barrel Coil
FORK Fox 32 Float Performance RL FIT 140 Tapered 15QR
HEADSET Hope integrated alloy
STEM Renthal Duo
HANDLEBARS Renthal Fatbar 20mm rise bar
GRIPS Charge x Wiggle Sponge
FRONT BRAKE Hope Tech M4 with braided hose and floating rotor
REAR BRAKE Hope Tech M4 with braided hose and floating rotor
FRONT Mech Shimano SLX
REAR Mech SRAM X0 Tango
SHIFT LEVERS SRAM X0 Tangos
CASSETTE SRAM PG990
CHAIN SRAM PC-991
CRANKSET Race Face Evolve XC 10sp Turbine rings X Type
BOTTOM BRACKET Hope Stainless
PEDALS On One Thinny (not shown in pics)
RIMS Mavic XM317
FRONT HUB Hope Pro II Evo-
REAR HUB Hope Pro II Evo-
SPOKES DT Swiss 1.8mm stainless
FRONT TYRE Maxxis Advantage 2.25
REAR TYRE Maxxis Advantage 2.25
SADDLE Charge x Wiggle Spoon Cromo
SEATPOST Hope Eternity 30.9 mm (not shown in pics)
SEAT BINDER Hope QR


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:12 pm 
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Now that is one serious bit of kit, nice & stealthy

Kinda makes me miss my Orange 5's

Seriously bombproof and a right barrel of laughs to ride, point it downhill, disengage brain & brakes and it's fun central 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:31 pm 
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the CCDB really adds something to the five, highly recommended 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:49 pm 
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Really nice bike, nice spec!! :wink:

Did you find setting up the CCDB much hassle?


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its obviously more complex but once dialled its magic, well worht the hasle


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:57 pm 
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ferrit wrote:
its obviously more complex but once dialled its magic, well worht the hasle


Yeah, ive heard that quite alot! Thinking about getting one for my Cube Hanzz.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:37 am 
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Great looking bike , though looks like a 2011 frame , what's the weight like ?

How are you liking the M4's 8)


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Great looking bike , though looks like a 2011 frame , what's the weight like ?

How are you liking the M4's


Yes it has the previous years headtube badge as it was custom paint job just as the 2011/2012 switch over happened, other than that the spec (Raceface chainset in lieu of SLX) and the frame all as per 2012. Much prefer the new badge as it looks much simpler.

Not had her on the scales but she is a little portly to lift but not so noticable when riding.

The M4s are magic, I speced all the Hope options as I wanted to get as much British made stuff on this as possible and have since added the Eternity seatpost as well.

Toying with switching to a 1x9 set up with Middleburn RS8 Xtype chainset with either Hope or Renthal ring when funds allow.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:33 am 
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Yeah , been thinking a 1x10 maybe better as I'm not using the small ring - though may come in handy for mountain routes


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Very nice is that 8) I have a spare 2012 headtube badge if you want one, came with my new decals :wink:


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