I’ve now racked up just under 300 miles on my 2007 Orange Five, not quite enough to post a full review but enough to understand that I absolutely love this bike.
The three things that I love most are:
- The front end – the combination of a Mavic UST wheelset and Rock Shox Pike forks makes this so resistant to twisting forces. Basically I just point it and it goes
- The SRAM X-0 gearset. What can I say? 300 miles in and not one missed shift yet
- The intermittant ticking noises that the Hope floating rotors make as they cool down in my garage after a hard ride – ace!
Oh, and I didn’t even need to mention that striking solid blue paintjob…