Orange Mountain Bikes - Alpine 160 FR 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.
Free Fox DHX 5 Upgrade in March
During March if you select a Fox DHX 5.0 rear shock option ypu'll get the upgrade free. Talk to you dealer. (UK customers only)
Why the Alpine 160 FR?
Full-on descending version that will still climb you to where the chairlifts don't go. Backwoods and beyond. Big days out.
Want the lighter air-sprung All-Mountain rig? Check out the Alpine 160 AM.
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Alpine 160 FR Specifications
|Tubeset||Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube|
|Rear Shock||Fox DHX 3.0 Coil|
|Swing Arm||Maxle Swingarm and axle|
|Forks||Fox 36 Van R 160mm|
|Front Mech||Shimano SLX Double|
|Rear Mech||Shimano Saint|
|Shifters||Shimano Saint R Fire +|
|Brakes||Hayes Stroker Trail V8/V7|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face X Type|
|Crankset||Race Face DH Evolve Double X Type|
|Hubs||Hope Pro 2|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Competition S/S Black|
|Tyres||Maxxis Hi Roller 2.35|
|Stem||Truvativ Hussefelt Comp|
|Handlebars||Truvativ Hussefelt Comp|
|Saddle||SDG Bel Air|
|Seat Post||Truvativ XR|
|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||120||120||140|
|T. Rear Travel||160||160||160|
|Seat Tube Ø||27.2||27.2||27.2|
|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.