Orange Five Pro Hope Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (5 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Fork: Fox Float R130 D/O
  • R shock: Manitou Swinger Air 3 way
  • Shifters: Shimano XT R/Fire
  • Brake levers: Hope
  • S Post: Stick up


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by GnarlyVulva a Weekend Warrior from Daventry, Northamptonshire

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2005

Strengths:    Stability, handling, simplicity, mud clearance, geometry

Weaknesses:    Chainsuck, difficult cleaning front mech

Bottom Line:   
I like riding fairly rocky, rooty trails, often wet, and generally technical, and the 5 fits that bill. It is a very efficient climber, stable on the rough downhills, quick on twisty singletrack and fairly low maintenance. It looks and feels like military issue bullet proof, and is perfect for riding in Wales. Altogether not bad, in other words. There does seem to be a fair amount of chainsuck though, but really only when wet and filthy, which might be expected! This is a bike for people like me, who love mountain biking, but who aren't that good at it! In other words, it compliments a mediocre rider like a Subaru Impreza does an average driver, it makes you feel better than you actually are, something I like reminding myself of every time I get my hardtail out!!

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Favorite Trail:   Marin, Wales

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Stumpjumper, Mount Vision

Bike Setup:   90mm stem, Magnesium platform pedals, Fox Talas RL 130, Manitou Swinger 4-way, Panaracer Cinder tyres, Hope headset

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by NEIL a Cross Country Rider from DEVON

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2005

Strengths:    WEIGHT, GEOMETRY, ALL COMPONENTS

Weaknesses:    NONE SO FAR...

Bottom Line:   
I WAS DEBATING WHETHER TO SPEND THIS MUCH ON A BIKE BUT THOUGHT BOLLOX TO IT AND JUST WENT AND DONE IT. I CANT BELIVE THE DIFFERENCE A DECENT BIKE CAN HAVE ON CLIMBING, DESENDING AND HANDLING. IVE HAD THE BIKE FOR ABOUT 6 MONTHS AND CANT FIND A FAULT WITH IT, THERES ONE LITTLE AREA HARD TO CLEAN BUT THIS IS SOLVED WITH A SUITABLE BRUSH. I GOT THE BIKE WITH THE 'SE UPGRADE' AND NOW I CANT THINK OF ONE PART THAT NEEDS UPGRADING (THE SE UPGRADE COMES WITH ANSWER CARBON BARS BUT I GOT EASTON MONKEY LITE INSTEAD, THOMPSON ELITE SEAT POST AND STEM, HOPE HEADSET AND SEAT CLAMP AND FIZIK GOBI SEAT. ALL THIS ADDS UP TO OVER £300 SO WELL WORTH IT) IVE RIDEN OTHER FS BIKES BUT NEVER FELT AND COMFORTABLE AS I DO RIDING THIS... BUT THATS JUST ME

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Bike Setup:   STANDARD WITH SE UPGRADE

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Marcus a Weekend Warrior from Guildford, UK

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2005

Strengths:    Looks, weight, made in the UK lots of Hope components.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
This is my first venture into full suspension and disc brakes - why did I not do this long ago?? I get off the bike after a two hour ride and do not feel all shaken and battered like I did with my hardtail.
Only took delivery of the bike five fays ago so have not really thrashed it, but so far everything is smooooooth and the brakes are fantastic. You Hope components really do top this bike off.
Buy this bike if you want to buy British (we get muddy in the winter) and you want to take your biking enjoyment to a new level (it worked for me).
THE ORANGE HAS LANDED!

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4100.00

Purchased At:   Cycleworks, Burpham

Similar Products Used:   Specialized, Rocky Mountain

Bike Setup:   Standard -with the SE upgrades, layback Tompson elite s/post. Sweet.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by David Dowse a Cross Country Rider from Cardiff

Date Reviewed: May 22, 2005

Strengths:    Same as the other reviewer. Stiff, plush and strong. Great tyre and mud clearance for UK conditions. Simple single pivot low maintenance design. Sharp singletrack handling.

Weaknesses:    Rear suspension jack up takes getting used too and BB a little too low. Welding is very industrial looking.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent Uk friendly trail bike. Like it loads.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Sunset Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Enduro and FSR

Bike Setup:   Same as guy above. SE upgrade wants for nothing, but I hate the Gobi saddle...uncomfortable!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by skyboy a Weekend Warrior from bury, england

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2005

Strengths:    very strong,light and rigid frameset.opted for the s.e.upgrade the bike now wants for nothing.manitou swinger works no bob at all, i love this bike

Weaknesses:    rear wheel needs trueing every couple of weeks, apart from that nothing

Bottom Line:   
if you want a light weight trail bike this is it,superb

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Favorite Trail:   lake district

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   leisure lakes

Similar Products Used:   santa cruz heckler

Bike Setup:   hope,thomson,race face next carbon bars,fizik gobi(best saddle ever)

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