Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Gyro Black Gold Spec Sheet

From the 2012 Archive


Believe the hype… don’t believe the hype… believe the hype… don’t believe the hype…

The Orange Gyro is our mile munching, descent barreling, climb conquering, XC all-rounder, 29er.

Aimed squarely at the rider who wants to cover ground quickly, the 110mm Gyro matches efficiency and balance to create a fast but engaging ride. Every bit an Orange, the trademark monocoque and custom butted 6061-T6 Reynolds tubing form an obvious lightweight silhouette. With its perfectly optimised pivot position, the suspension provides the same balance, sensitivity and reliability that make all our bikes ridiculously fun to ride.

So, big wheels versus small? That’s an impossible question, but if you want something blatantly fast, endurance efficient, but still fun enough to throw around, they don’t come better than this.

Why the Gyro Black Gold?

A limited edition of 50, the ‘Black Gold’ is our first production 29er. It's taken time to perfect, but this is the definitive all-rounder for anyone who wants to go fast. Matching performance, exclusivity and value for money, the big-wheeled package is perfect for an XC epic or destroying the local singletrack.

Big wheels not your thing? Take a look at the ST4. Too XC oriented? The Five might be what you’re after…

Gyro Black Gold Specifications

RRP £2,799.99
Sizes M,L
Colour Jet Black
Tubeset Monocoque/ 6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Factory RP23 Kashima
Swing Arm Maxle Swingarm
Forks Fox 32 Float 29er 120 Factory Fit RLC Kashima
Front Mech Shimano SLX
Rear Mech Shimano XT Shadow RDM780 10sp
Shifters Shimano SLX R Fire +
Brakes Avid Elixir 5 180/160
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face Evolve XC 10sp Turbine rings X Type
Cassette Shimano HG62-10
Wheelset Formula 15QR/12mm + Mavic TN319 29er
Tyres Continental Mountain King 2.2 29er
Headset Cane Creek 40.ZS49/10.EC49 Tapered Steerer
Stem Race Face Ride XC
Handlebars Orange HotRod 700
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Seat Post Race Face Ride XC
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat Silver


Five Geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Frame Size Medium Large
Seat Tube length 17 19
A. Head Angle 69.5 69.5
B. Seat Angle 73.5 73.5
C. Top Tube 569 588
D. Effective TT 593 613
E. BB Height -32 -32
F. Chainstay 456 456
G. Head Tube 110 110
H. Wheelbase 1130 1150
T. Rear Travel 110 110
Shock Length 165 165
Seat Tube Ø 30.9 30.9
Standover 760 785
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm.
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle..
technical Info
fork travel
120 mm 140 mm 110 mm
Single crown Triple Clamp
Shock Length 165 mm
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
BB Shell 73 mm
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 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.