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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.

Reviews for the Alpine 160...

Dirt Alpine 160 Review MAy 2011

Alpine 160 - Dirt - May 2011

MBR Alpine 160 Review

Alpine 160 - MBR - February 2010

Wideopen Alpine 160 Review

Alpine 160 - WideOpen - October 2009

Alpine 160 FR - Dirt - May 2009

Alpine 160 AM - MBR - March 2009

Alpine 160  Specifications

RRP £3,149.99
Sizes 16,18,20
Colour Passion Red
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)
Cassette Shimano HG50-9
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
Seat Clamp
Pedals Flat Silver


Alpine 160 Geometry
Alpine 160 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 130 130 150
H. Wheelbase 1153 1173 1193
T. Rear Travel 160 160 160
Shock Length 215 215215
Seat Tube Ø 30.9 30.930.9
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.