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 Post subject: Re: Orange Five
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:49 pm 
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Spec list will be as follows when finished.

Frame: Orange Five 18"
Shock: Pushed RP23 190x50

Fork: Rockshox Revelation RLT Ti

Headset: Chris King NoThreadset
Stem: Hope 70mm 25 deg rise
Handlebar: RaceFace Sixc Carbon Riser - 730mm
Grips: LizardSkins Peaty

Brakes: Hope Tech M4
Brake Pads: Hope Sintered
Brake Hoses: Hope Braided
Brake Levers: Hope Tech Levers

Shifters: SRAM X.0
Front Derailleur: Shimano XTR
Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.0
Derailleur Cables: Sram PitStop Flak Jacket
Cassette: XT 10 speed 11 - 36
Chain: KMC X10SL
Cranks: RaceFace Atlas AM
Chainrings: Middleburn Slickshift 24/36
Bashguard: Hope Lightweight Bash Guard
Chainring bolts: RaceFace
Bottom Bracket: Hope External - Ceramic Bearings
Pedals: DMR Vault

Hub Skewers: Front Maxle, Rear Hope
Rims: Mavic EX721
Hubs: Front - Hope Bulb, Rear - Pro 2
Nipples: DT
Spokes: DT Competition SS Black
Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 2.4
Tubes: Schwalbe

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow
Seatpost: Thomson Elite
Seatpost Binder: Salsa Fliplock


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Five
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 9:08 pm 
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BertR00t wrote:
The RaceFace SixC that are on them are 725 wide and suit me perfectly.


725's, they look wider than that. At first glance I thought they were about 760+. Must be the angle they're on.

Nice looking bike. Liking the red on grey colour scheme :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Five
PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Mine arrived today...


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Five
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 11:26 am 
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Mine arrived today...


I found garden wire the best way to get the cables/hoses through the swingarm. Getting the wire straight was a pain. Also on the hose side try and push the hose through with the grommet in place, braided hoses are an issue as they are a very tight fit.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Five
PostPosted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:40 am 
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First ride yesterday and the shock is a bit springy, i.e. not damping enough on the rebound. Other than that size is good and feels nice to be astride it.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Five
PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 11:52 pm 
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Got the shock back off TFTuned today and went to work on it. Rode really nice but the saddle felt sloppy. Turned out my seatpost head was coming unbonded. Mate works at an importers so picked me a Thomson up for it tonight. Been out again on it and feels a lot more solid now, shock works perfectly in the frame. Absorbs small bumps, stairs and a few drop offs off short walls very well but need to try bigger stuff on it now so hopefully out somewhere decent next week. Can't do anything this weekend as my daughter is doing a triathlon and got a 50th birthday, etc so cannot give it a razz this weekend really.


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Five
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 11:57 am 
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Loving this now. Had a good week on it. Running the shock a bit harder over the last few days and seems to be working more how I like it. Need to swap the bearings on the front wheel as there is some play so will get that done in the next few days.

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 Post subject: Re: Orange Five
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:24 pm 
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First rain in ages tonight so went for a razz in it. Loving it, feels a lot more raw than the Trek was.

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 Post subject: Re: Orange Five
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Nice one... My 5 is similar to yours colour scheme wise

Enjoy it!!


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 Post subject: Re: Orange Five
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Needs a service, well forks do and rear hub needs bearings done but sorting that this week.


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