Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Alpine 160 Frame 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?

A bike like this begs to be ridden hard, and everyone has there own idea on what parts suit them best. The frame only option provides the canvas and backdrop for the rest of your art; add the Cane Creek option and exercise your creativity, send us a picture when it’s finished…

Reviews for the Alpine 160...

Dirt Alpine 160 Review MAy 2011

Alpine 160 - Dirt - May 2011

Wideopen Alpine 160 Review

Alpine 160 FR - WideOpen - October 2009

Alpine 160 FR - Dirt - May 2009

Alpine 160 AM - MBR - March 2009

Alpine 160 Frame Specifications

RRP £1,699.99
Sizes 16,18,20
Colour Disco Black
Tubeset Monocoque/ 6061-T6 OS Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Factory RP23 Kashima
Swing Arm Maxle Swingarm


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.
Fork and Ride Guide

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.