Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Alpine 160 RS Spec Sheet

From the 2015 Archive


The Alpine 160. Scalpel precision. Chainsaw ability.

Handbuilt in Halifax and designed to be ridden in the world’s biggest mountains, the all-new Alpine 160 incorporates cutting-edge features and geometry with our reputation for no nonsense reliability.

When we put the Alpine 160 under the knife every aspect of the frame was considered, analysed, refined and updated. New features such as 27.5” wheels, internal dropper routing and increased frame length have been mated to our proven low-maintenance, high-performance single pivot suspension and our light but strong monocoque construction leaving you to focus on the trail ahead of you, not the bike beneath you.

The Alpine 160 will slice through the tightest trails and hack through the rockiest boulder fields and is plenty tough enough to take anything you can throw at it. To ensure it’s up to the challenge we’ve even had Alpine 160 prototypes raced successfully at World Cup level by the Orange Dirt World Team.

Downhill prowess doesn’t come at the expense of climbing ability though, an Alpine ready bike should be able to cope with any trail, up or down. With its extended wheelbase and superb traction from the positioning of the pivot point the Alpine 160 won’t lose grip, up or downhill.

The Alpine 160, a cut above the rest.

Longer geometry explained

Orange Bikes has long had a tradition of pioneering progressive geometry. We’re always looking at how to improve your ride, putting you in complete control of your bike. While others have been slowly making their bikes longer, lower and using more relaxed angles we’ve been doing it for years. Now we’re moving things on again.

The new Alpine 160 uses a longer front centre (the measurement between the bottom bracket and the front axle) than before to help make the bike more stable in the high-speed environment it’s designed for, yet, combined with a short 35mm stem the Alpine 160’s handling stays sharp and involving. This same longer wheelbase also gives greater stability on the climbs, and with 160mm of travel to play with traction is never a problem.

Why the Alpine 160 RS?

  • Frame Handbuilt in Halifax
  • Long toptube/short stem geometry
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Suspension: 160mm front & rear
  • Internal dropper routing
  • RockShox Pike 160mm fork
  • RockShox Monarch Plus
  • RaceFace Respond crankset 30t narrow wide chainring
  • MRP chain device
  • Shimano Zee/XT drivetrain 
  • Shimano XT brakes, 203/180 rotors
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost
  • Hope Pro II Evo/Mavic 319 Wheelset
  • Kore Torsion 35mm stem and 800mm wide bars

Longer, lower, faster. With its 1x10 set-up, internally-routed dropper post as standard and the superb RockShox Pike and Monarch suspension set-up the Alpine 160 RS is built for when the going gets tough. Like your granny gear? Looking for something a bit less focussed? Have a look at the Alpine 160 AM. Looking for a 29” big-mountain bike? Check out the Alpine Five RS

Alpine 160 RS Specifications

RRP £3,800.00
Sizes S,M,L,XL
Colour Jet Black
Tubeset 6061-T6 Monocoque/Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Rear Shock Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3
Swing Arm Maxle 135x12mm, 142mm Hub Spacing
Forks Rockshox Pike 27.5 160 RCT3 Solo Air
Front Mech MRP AMG
Rear Mech Shimano Zee Shadow +
Shifters Shimano XT
Brakes Shimano XT
Bottom Bracket Raceface
Crankset Race Face Respond Single 30T Narrow Wide Ring
Cassette Shimano HG81 10spd 11-36T
Wheelset Hope Pro II Evo + Mavic EN323 27.5
Tyres Continental Trail King 2.4 27.5"
Headset Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer
Stem Kore Repute Zero Degree 35mm
Handlebars KORE Torsion 20mm Rise 800mm Wide
Grips Strange Lock-On
Saddle Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Chromo
Seat Post Rockshox Reverb Stealth Connectamajig
Seat Clamp Strange Bolted


Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size S M L XL
Seat Tube Length 16" 17" 18" 20"
A. Head Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
B. Seat Angle (Actual) 72.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
B. Seat Angle (Effective) 74° 74° 74° 74°
C. Top Tube 580 592 610 628
D. Top Tube (effective) 600 620 640 660
E. BB Height (from ground) 348 348 348 348
BB height (from axles -7 -7 -7 -7
F. Chainstay 439 439 439 439
G. Head Tube 120 120 125 130
H. Wheel base 1194 1212 1236 1257
J. Reach 426 446 465 483
K. Stack 606 606 611 616
T. Rear Travel 160 160 160 160
Standover 762 767 807 850
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 715 mm Ø tyre.
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.