Orange Mountain Bikes - Alpine 160 Spec Sheet
From the 2012 Archive
Continuing the evolution, simply – the rationale that feeds into every product, don’t replace, refine. The Alpine 160 stems from the original Alpine Five, a prototype bike built with radical geometry to tame the steeps of proper mountains. After refinement we released the Alpine 160, a bike that took the best traits without the drawbacks, a big-mountain dream machine. For 2011 it gets a rework, subtleties which add up.
The burly monocoque down tube, Reynolds hydroformed top tube and 6061 seat tube combine to make a responsive front end. A larger seat tube diameter adds increased ‘dropper’ seat-post compatibility, with a tapered head tube providing front end options to best utilise fork advancements. The collective advantage is not just compatibility, but stiffness. Threading the new Alpine 160 through tight switchbacks or barging through a rock-field, geometry combines with engineering to create the ultimate mountain machine. This bike doesn’t deflect, so neither should your line choice – this bike begs to be ridden hard.
The lateral stiffness of the mainframe and maintenance-free pivot assembly promote surefooted confidence, but the Alpine is no slouch on the climbs. This bike will find traction where others fail and spin you to the top of technical climbs with ease. In the most literal sense of the term, the Alpine 160 is a mountain bike, built for anything.
Why the Alpine 160?
The Alpine 160 is a big-mountain dream machine, a serious bike for serious terrain. Ideal for an Alpine holiday or an all-day epic in the Lake District, it goes anywhere you dare. Want something a little smaller travel? The Five is the obvious choice.
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Alpine 160 Specifications
|Tubeset||Monocoque/ 6061-T6 OS Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube|
|Rear Shock||Fox Factory RP23 Kashima|
|Swing Arm||Maxle Swingarm|
|Forks||Fox 36 Float 160 Performance R TS|
|Front Mech||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Mech||Shimano Saint|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX R Fire +|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 5 200/180|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face X Type|
|Crankset||Race Face Respond Double X Type (9sp)|
|Wheelset||Hope Pro II Evo-Mavic EN321|
|Tyres||Maxxis Minion F/High Roller R 2.35|
|Headset||Cane Creek 5 Zero Stack Tapered|
|Stem||Truvativ Hussefelt Comp|
|Handlebars||Truvativ Hussefelt Comp|
|Saddle||SDG Bel Air|
|Seat Post||Truvativ Hussefelt DC|
Alpine 160 Geometry
|Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube|
|A. Head Angle||66.5°||66.5°||66.5°|
|B. Seat Angle||74°||74°||74°|
|C. Top Tube||559||577||601|
|D. Effective TT||580||600||620|
|E. BB Height||+6||+6||+6|
|G. Head Tube||130||130||150|
|T. Rear Travel||160||160||160|
|Seat Tube Ø||30.9||30.9||30.9|
|Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. |
Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag.
Bottom bracket height measured from axle.
Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.