Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Alpine 160 Frame Spec Sheet

From the 2014 Archive


Our big mountain 160 mm travel chassis gets an overhaul. With 'best-in-class' plaudits from all directions for the last version of the Alpine 160, we had to be sure not to take anything away from that magic formula. After a long development period and lots of careful design tweaks, the feedback from our test riders says we've got it right.

The redesigned frame set sheds two thirds of a pound (or 0.3 of a kilo if you're that way inclined). The pivot point has been tweaked to make the rear suspension more active with newer platform shocks, plus we've added touches like the 142 x 12 rear axle drop-outs, and we've brought back the shock-slider for the geometry adjustment boffins. All in all it adds up to the best handling, best climbing Alpine 160 to date.

As far as that old wheel size debate goes, when it come to tight, steep, gnarly and rough; 26 inch wheels with a burly tyre have never let us down, and that's not about to happen. While it's fashionable to assert all the pros and cons of various wheel sizes, sometimes you just need to get on and ride, and that's exactly what this bike is about, no-nonsense ride-ability in the most challenging of situations. Whatever the size of your round things.

Still no slouch on the climbs. Still the bike that 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 Frame?

Light, sleek, reliable single pivot rear suspension. We cannot think of a better starting point for a big travel all-mountain bike.

Alpine 160 Frame Specifications

RRP £1,599.99
Sizes XS,S,M,L
Colour Ice White
Tubeset 6061-T6 Monocoque/ Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Fox Evolution Series CTD
Swing Arm Maxle 135x12mm, 142mm Hub Spacing


Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size XS S M L
Seat Tube Length 14.5" 16" 17" 19"
Shock Mount Slider Postion 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2
A. Head Angle 65° 65.5° 65° 65.5° 65° 65.5° 65° 65.5°
B. Seat Angle 73° 73.5° 73° 73.5° 73° 73.5° 73° 73.5°
C. Top Tube 546 564 580 597
D. Top Tube (effective) 560 580 600 620
E. BB Height (from ground) 344 350 344 350 344 350 344 350
BB height (from axles 0 +6 0 +6 0 +6 0 +6
F. Chainstay 436 436 436 436
G. Head Tube 110 120 120 140
H. Wheel base 1136 1157 1180 1201
T. Rear Travel 160 160 160 160
Standover 750 760 775 790
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 690 mm Ø tyre.
Shock Mount Slider Position 1
Shock Mount Slider Position 2
technical Info
fork travel
160 mm 160 mm 140 mm
Single crown Triple Clamp
Shock Length 215 mm
Rear Hub 142 mm x 12mm
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Front Derailleur Band
BB Shell 73 mm ISCG (old)
Tapered Headset Upper: ZS49/28.6
Lower: EC49/40
Ride Guide
Yes Downhill 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Freeride 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Enduro 5.0 out of 5 stars
Yes All-Mountain 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Trail 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Adventure 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes Touring 4.0 out of 5 stars
Yes XC Racing 4.0 out of 5 stars

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.