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Orange 2011 Crush and Five S at Cycleworks

Posted by DaveC | July 15, 2010 | 2 comments so far

2011 Orange Crush hardtail
Dave pointed out the latest Oranges whilst I was in Cycleworks today and I popped back with my camera to show you them in the flesh.

You can see the full photoset at Flickr.

It has pictures of the 2011 Orange Crush with the 10 speed SLX Dynasys drivetrain and the 2011 Orange 5 S(+)

Highlights include;

2011 Orange Crush

  • SLX Dynasys 10 speed
  • Avid Elixir 5 brakes
  • Tapered head tube


2011 Orange Five S

Five S with upgrades

  • Tapered head tube
  • 30.9 seat tube for more dropper post choice
  • New Decal on rear swingarm!!


The model shown has the following upgrades:

  • Fox Float 32 RL forks (over RS Sector)
  • Hope Hubs (over Deore)
  • Hope tapered headset (over Crane Creek)


Check out Orange Bikes for more complete spec.

Cycleworks will have Demo Fives early next week, one similar to that shown and a Pro spec. which includes Dynasys.

Filed under 2010, News in July 2010


About the author

Dave's been riding seriously since about 1997 and is one of the founding Molefathers — along with Matt and Mark — that came up with the idea of a MTB website for Mole Valley riders.

He's had several different bikes but it's now mainly 29ers in Dave's stable, apart from an Orange 5.

Current Bikes: Orange 5, Salsa Spearfish and Kona Big Unit

There are 2 comments on ‘Orange 2011 Crush and Five S at Cycleworks’

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  1. Matt says:

    Is it just me or does that Crush look mighty fine?!

    A bit startled at the price but it’s packing some nice kit I suppose – Elixirs are great in my book and a tapered fork is quite handy.

    Wouldn’t mind having a go on that!

  2. DaveW says:

    I always liked the look of the Crush, although the latest incarnation looks a bit fugly to me.

    I feel too old for super rigid alu hardcore hardtails – I always feel like my teeth and eyeballs are going to fall out over the rough stuff. Give me steel or fullsuss anyday.

    (Anyone want to buy a small Rocky Ridge frame – doh!)

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