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
|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 +|
|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|
|Saddle||Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Chromo|
|Seat Post||Rockshox Reverb Stealth Connectamajig|
|Seat Clamp||Strange Bolted|
ALPINE 160 GEOMETRY
|Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium tubing|
|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|
|G. Head Tube||120||120||125||130|
|H. Wheel base||1194||1212||1236||1257|
|T. Rear Travel||160||160||160||160|
|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.|
|Single crown||Triple Clamp|
|Shock Length||215 mm|
|Rear Hub||142 mm x 12mm|
|Seatpost Ø||30.9 mm|
|BB Shell||73 mm ISCG (old)|
|Tapered Headset||Upper: ZS49/28.6
|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.