Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Alpine 160 AM Spec Sheet

From the 2009 Archive


A couple of years ago we created the Alpine Five, an elusive big-mountain dream machine with a production run of just 25. Today, after subtle refinements made in response to worldwide testing and rider feedback, we present the Alpine 160 – the go-anywhere thoroughbred you’ve all been waiting for.

Everything about the Alpine 160 points to versatility, reliability and astonishing speed and agility whatever the terrain or gradient. Breathtaking downhill handling comes from a relaxed head angle and low standover and bottom bracket heights, coupled with massive lateral stiffness provided by a burly monocoque downtube, revamped single-pivot assembly borrowed from our legendary 224-evolution downhill bike and a Maxle rear dropout. A mixture of Reynolds and 6061 tubing delivers a combination of superb rigidity and impressive strength-to-weight ratios, and new CNC-machined shock mounts help dissipate loads and eliminate areas of stress. Meanwhile, the Alpine’s steepened seat angle, short back end and careful pivot positioning deliver comfort and climbing efficiency you’d have thought impossible in a bike this fun to ride.

Pedal all day, hit the Alpine lifts or destroy a Megavalanche – it’s your call, but the one bike you need is an Alpine 160.

Why the Alpine 160 AM?

This is a mountain bike that lives up to it's name! Built for big ups, big downs and big mountains. If you're up for super-size adventures, look no further.

Want the coil sprung freerider? Check out the Alpine 160 FR.

Reviews for the Alpine 160...

Alpine 160 FR - Dirt - May 2009

Alpine 160 AM - MBR - March 2009

Alpine 160 AM Specifications

RRP £2,799.95
Sizes 16,18,20
Colour Cosmic White
Tubeset Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Float RP23
Swing Arm Maxle Swingarm and axle
Forks Fox 36 Float R 160mm
Front Mech Shimano SLX Double
Rear Mech SRAM X9 Medium Cage
Shifters SRAM X9
Brakes Hayes Stroker Trail V8/V7
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Crankset Race Face XC Evolve Double X Type
Cassette Shimano HG50
Hubs Hope Pro 2
Rims Mavic EN321
Spokes DT Swiss Competition S/S Black
Tyres Continental Rubber Queen 2.2
Headset FSA Chisel
Stem Truvativ Hussefelt Comp
Handlebars Truvativ Hussefelt Comp
Saddle SDG Bel Air
Seat Post Truvativ XR
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat


Five Geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Frame Size 16" 18"20"
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
F. Chainstay 435 435435
G. Head Tube 120 120 140
H. Wheelbase 1153 1173 1193
T. Rear Travel 160 160 160
Shock Length 215 215215
Seat Tube Ø 27.2 27.227.2
Standover 724 762800
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.