As an all-round trail bike, it is hard to argue against the Five's versatility. Its capable of delivering the goods on your daily commute to spending a week being thrashed in the Alps.
The compact rear layout makes the suspension more active than any Five to date. The skillfully crafted hollow in the downtube allows us to lower the rear shock's position in the frame which gives us improved rear shock ramp-up and a super plush suspension feel, and gains in small bump performance.
All the major frame components have extra strength-forming features, improving resistance to lateral flex and twisting forces. Boost 148 sizing at the rear hub and an extra 6mm width in the pivot spacing help here too, enabling us to add more tyre clearance. All in all with weight savings we've found in the billet machined parts, this is the lightest Five frame we’ve ever produced.
The Five has grown with us and evolved so far, with a lively ‘pop’ that really has to be experienced. Grip, trail feedback and an active ride are all there in abundance. Try it, you'll like it.
|Frame & Fork|
|Tubeset||6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5 Rear wheel travel: 140|
|Fork||RockShox Revelation RC 150mm 27.5|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch DB RT 190x51|
|Headset||Cane Creek 49mm for Tapered Steerer|
|Rear Axle||Bolt Type Allen Key Head 12 x 174mm (Boost 148mm Hub)|
|Wheels & Tyres|
|Wheelset||Kore Realm 3.0 on Joytech 27|
|Tyres||Maxxis High Roller II 2.3 27.5 Exo TR|
|Crankset||Race Face Ride Cinch|
|Chain Device||Not Included|
|Rear Mech||Shimano SLX 11spd Shadow Plus|
|Cassette||Sunrace CSM8 11spd 11-46T|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX 11spd|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face|
|Stem||Kore Cubix 50mm x M35|
|Handlebar||Kore Durox M35 780mm|
|Grips||Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black|
|Seatpost||Kore Dropper 150mm|
|Seat Clamp||Strange QR|