Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Five 29 Black Gold Spec Sheet

From the 2013 Archive


Whether you want to get to the top of the podium at an enduro race, ride a boulder-strewn pass in the Lakes or turn the wick down at your local woods, the combination of low weight, efficient wheels and honed geometry means that this bike will go as fast as you tell it to.

The Five 29, as it is now known, has been making waves since the early summer of 2012. Initial reactions were overwhelmingly positive with many commenting on the sheer speed and stability of the bike. Further outings confirmed the initial reactions with the bikes being firm favourites when it's time to hit the trails. The Five 29 comes in our limited-edition Black Gold spec and colour for the initial 50 bikes.

What makes this bike so special is the right combination of the usual Orange Bikes' hallmarks plus a dusting of all-new features. You will no doubt be familiar with our unrivalled single pivot design, renowned for it's reliability and simplicity; our monocoque construction keeps weight and flex to a minimum while our proven geometry provides a stable ride no matter where you take it. New shock mounts are much larger allowing for tighter tolerances while distributing weight more evenly, putting less stress on the downtube. This in turn gives us the ability to use a thinner alloy, further reducing weight. A straight-through 49 mm ID headtube gives greater options for headsets and steerer tubes to fit all combinations while coming in lighter than the standard tapered unit. The 29 inch wheels is the game-changing addition to the mixture. The Five and Alpine 160 geometry has long been renowned but never before had it been mated to the trail-taming 29-inch wheels. ISCG tabs allows the fitment of chain guides should a single or double ring out front is the preferred route. Full outer cable routing for the front mech ensures smooth shifting regardless of conditions.

Why the Five 29 Black Gold?

In pre-launch testing this bike has impressed all those who have ridden it. Now is your chance to grab the next generation benchmark single pivot UK trail tamer. This version is a one-spec model featuring Fox's Kashima Factory suspension, smooth and durable, it's our best selling upgrade, offered as standard spec on the Black Gold.

Five 29 Black Gold Specifications

RRP £2,999.99
Sizes M,L
Colour Black
Tubeset Monocoque/ 6061-T6 OS Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Float Factory Series CTD Kashima
Swing Arm Maxle 142mm
Forks Fox Float 34 29er 140mm Factory Series CTD 15QR TS Kashima
Front Mech Shimano SLX E-Type
Rear Mech Shimano XT Shadow + 10 sp
Shifters Shimano SLX R Fire +
Brakes Avid Elixir 5
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face Evolve XC w/Turbine Rings 10 sp
Cassette Shimano HG62-10 11-36T
Wheelset Formula 15QR+142/12mm + Mavic TN319 29er
Tyres Continental Rubber Queen 2.2 29er
Headset Cane Creek 40.ZS49/10.EC49 Tapered Steerer
Stem Race Face Ride
Handlebars Orange HotRod 700
Saddle SDG Falcon Orange Edition
Seat Post Race Face Ride
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat


2013 Five 29 Geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size S M L XL
Seat Tube Length 16 in. 17 in. 19 in. 21 in.
A. Head Angle 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5°
B. Seat Angle (actual) 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
B. Seat Angle (effective) 74° 74° 74° 74°
C. Top Tube (actual) 554 570 590 607
D. Top Tube (effective) 580 600 620 640
E. Bottom Bracket Height (from ground) 343 343 343 343
Bottom Bracket height (from axles) -32 -32 -32 -32
F. Chainstay 455 455 455 455
G. Head Tube 110 120 140 160
H. Wheel base 1148 1168 1189 1212
T. Rear Travel 140 140 140 140
Stem Length 70 70 70 90
Standover 735 735 756 800
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 750 mm Ø tyre.
technical Info
fork travel
140 mm 150 mm 140 mm
Single crown Triple Clamp
Shock Length 190 mm
Rear Hub 142 mm x 12mm
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Front Derailleur E-Type
BB Shell 73 mm ISCG (old)
Tapered Headset Upper: ZS49/28.6
Lower: EC49/40
Ride Guide
Yes Downhill 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Freeride 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Enduro 5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes All-Mountain 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Trail 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Adventure 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Touring 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Racing 4.0 out of 5 stars

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.