Orange Mountain Bikes

Orange Mountain Bikes - Alpine Five RS Spec Sheet

From the 2015 Archive


The Alps is a brutal place to ride. With trails that descend thousands of feet strewn with rocks, roots, drops, jumps, vertical chutes and blown out berms you need a bike that you can depend on, a bike that lets you thrive not just survive when the going gets hard. This is the thinking behind the Alpine Five.

With its combination of 29inch wheels, 140mm of suspension and our trademark confidence inspiring geometry the Alpine Five is ready to take on anything you put in its way; the faster the better, whether that’s between the race tapes or up and down mountain trails.

This is no straight-line monster truck though and its addiction to speed isn’t at the expense of handling when the going gets technical. Designed to handle anything the most demanding Alpine trail can throw at you twists and turns, rocks and drops are handled with equal ease whatever your velocity.

The Alpine Five incorporates all the usual features you’d expect from a handbuilt in Halifax Orange. A single pivot removes complexity, adds reliability and leaves you to worry about the trail, not your maintenance regime.

Our unique blend of monocoque and Reynolds tubing is mated to a 1.5inch headtube saving weight, adding stiffness and allowing for greater fork and headset options so you can make your Five truly yours. A 142mm slotted hub spacing couples increased rigidity with quicker wheel changes out on the trail.

Why the Alpine Five RS?

  • Handbuilt in Halifax, UK
  • Fast rolling 29 inch wheels
  • Alpine-trail honed geometry
  • Suspension: 150mm front, 140mm rear
  • RockShox Pike RCT3 fork
  • RockShox Monarch Plus shock
  • RaceFace Respond crankset 30t narrow wide chainring
  • MRP chain device
  • Shimano Zee/XT drivetrain
  • Shimano XT brakes, 203/180 rotors
  • RockShox Reverb seatpost
  • Hope Pro II Evo/Mavic 319 Wheelset
  • Kore Torsion 50mm stem and 800mm wide bars

With a single chainring, 1x10 set-up, a dropper post as standard and the much lauded RockShox Pike and Monarch suspension set-up the RS is built for the tough guys. This big-travel trail bike is the perfect tool for all-out speed seeking. Like your granny gear? Looking for something a bit less focussed? Have a look at the Alpine Five AM.

Alpine Five RS Specifications

RRP £3,500.00
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 29 150 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 XM319 29
Tyres Continental Trail King 2.2 29"
Headset Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer
Stem Kore Repute Zero Degree 50mm
Handlebars KORE Torsion Flat 800mm Wide
Grips Strange Lock-On
Saddle Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Chromo
Seat Post Rockshox Reverb
Seat Clamp Strange QR


2015 Alpine Five Geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size S M L XL
Seat Tube Length 16 in. 17 in. 19 in. 21 in.
A. Head Angle 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5°
B. Seat Angle (actual) 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
B. Seat Angle (effective) 74° 74° 74° 74°
C. Top Tube (actual) 554 570 590 607
D. Top Tube (effective) 580 600 620 640
E. Bottom Bracket Height (from ground) 338 338 338 338
Bottom Bracket height (from axles) -32 -32 -32 -32
F. Chainstay 455 455 455 455
G. Head Tube 110 120 140 140
H. Wheel base 1168 1189 12121232
J. Reach 400 420 432445
K. Stack 622 635 653671
T. Rear Travel 140 140 140 140
Stem Length 70 70 70 90
Standover 723 744 787 806
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 740 mm Ø tyre.
technical Info
fork travel
140 mm 150 mm 140 mm
Single crown Triple Clamp
Shock Length 190 mm
Rear Hub 142 mm x 12mm
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Front Derailleur E-Type
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.