Alpine 160 26 RS

From the 2015 Archive

You can find the current Alpine 160 26 RS here.

RRP from: GBP £3,200.00

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Overview  

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.

The facts

Why the Alpine 160 RS?

  • Handbuilt in Halifax, UK
  • Tough and nimble 26 inch wheels
  • Suspension: 160mm front and rear
  • Adjustable geometry
  • Fox Float 34 Factory 160mm 15QR forks
  • Fox Float Factory Kashima shock
  • Shimano Zee/SLX drivetrain
  • Shimano SLX brakes
  • RaceFace Respond single ring chainset
  • RockShox Reverb seatpost
  • Hope Pro II Evo/Mavic EN321 wheelset

A single chainring 1x10 set-up with a dropper post as standard equipment, this one's built for the tough guys. It's fast, big-travel trail bike and the perfect Enduro tool.

Specs & Options  

Alpine 160 26 RS

Alpine 160 26 RS £3,200.00
Total price: £3,200.00

Sizes and Colours

Decals

Frame & Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque/Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 26 Rear wheel travel: 160

Fork
Fox Float 34 26 160 CTD Factory Kashima FIT 15QR T/S
Rear Shock
Fox Float Factory Series Kashima CTD

Fox Float X Factory Kashima CTD

Fox Float X Factory Kashima CTD

The new Float X is designed to offer the same great feel and control as the classic Float shock, but with an emphasis on more aggresive trails and riding.

Headset
Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer

Hope 4F 49mm Headtube Tapered Steerer

Hope 4F 49mm Headtube Tapered Steerer

The Hope 4F headset uses an integral (or Zero Stack) top cup that fits within the height of the headtube, and an external bottom cup to facilitate the tapered steerer fork. The bearings are stainless steel; sealed, reliable and replaceable. The cups, taper ring and crown race (split for easy installation) are all machined in Barnoldswick to finish the best headset on the market. Fit and forget perfection. Dimensions: ZS49/28.6 EC49/40

Rear Axle
Maxle 135x12mm, 142mm Hub Spacing

Wheels & Tyres

Wheelset
Hope Pro II Evo + Mavic EN321 26
Tyres
Maxxis Minion/High Roller 2.35 26

Drivetrain

Crankset
Race Face Respond Single 32T Narrow Wide Ring
Chain Device
MRP AMG
Rear Mech
Shimano Zee Shadow +
Cassette
Shimano 10spd 11-36T
Shifters
Shimano SLX
Bottom Bracket
Raceface

Hope Ceramic

Hope Ceramic

Hope Ceramic Bottom Bracket : Machined aluminium cups with ceramic bearings in stainless races. Custom, Swiss made bearings are double sealed, fully serviceable and removable. Using a non contact, free running labyrinth seal to protect the bearing externally, and the machined aluminium centre tube is sealed internally with o-rings this bottom bracket has a much greater life span than stock units. Weighing in at 109g

Hope Stainless Steel

Hope Stainless Steel

Hope Stainless Bottom Bracket: The machined aluminium cups with full stainless steel cartridge bearings. Custom, Swiss made bearings are double sealed, fully serviceable and removable. Using a non contact, free running labyrinth seal to protect the bearing externally, and the machined aluminium centre tube is sealed internally with o-rings this bottom bracket has a greater life span than stock units. Weighing in at 113g

Chain

Braking

Brakes
Shimano SLX

Hope Stealth Race Evo M4 203/183 Floating

Hope Stealth Race Evo E4 With 203/183 Rotors
The Race Evo lever uses a super lightweight design, CNC machined from a solid billet of 2014 T6 aircraft spec aluminium alloy, giving smooth, progressive feel and power.
The split clamp allows for quick adjustment and the lightweight machined alloy lever features a textured grip area. Lever reach is adjustable via allen key and the master cylinder reservoir is integrated to allow easy bleeding.

The one piece caliper is CNC machined from a solid billet of 2014 T6 aircraft spec aluminium alloy. The E4 caliper uses four identical 16mm phenolic pistons which gives more usable power to the brake, whilst keeping the legendary Hope feel.

Hope Tech 3 E4 203/183 Floating

Hope Tech 3 E4 203/183 Floating

Hope's Tech 3 lever matched with the E4 caliper offers an excellent brake, perfect for the all mountain enduro rider. Comes with standard black hoses.

Finishing Kit

Freeride Pack 1

Renthal Fatbar 20mm Rise 780mm

Renthal Fatbar 20mm Rise 780mm

Responsible for the best motocross bars in the World, Renthal know a thing or two about craftsmanship. The 780mm Fatbar is manufactured in the UK from high strength 7 series aluminium alloy. Shot peened and anodised for a corrosion resistant finish, the 20mm rise and 7 degree back sweep handlebar is light, strong, durable and perfectly proportioned

Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Ti-Alloy

Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Ti-Alloy

The SDG Falcon saddle utilizes the "Peri-Canal" which enables fore and aft movement without pressure in the perineum region. A flat and squared off nose to extend ease of movement to the front of the saddle with a lightweight foam w/ relief zone cut-out for additional comfort. Seamless three panel cover and custom Orange graphics. Ti-Alloy rails.

Renthal Apex 50mm

Renthal Apex 50mm

Renthal Apex Stem

The Renthal Apex combines All Mountain strength, Enduro stiffness and XC lightweight.

Unique 240deg handlebar clamps allow much of the stem body material to be removed, whilst retaining the strength and stiffness demanded by modern, wide handlebars.

The Apex is fully CNC machined, featuring an oversize centre bore, extensive 3-D machining and external webbing to maximise structural strength and stiffness and minimise weight.

Renthal Lock-On Medium - Grey

Renthal Lock-On Medium - Grey

Hours on the bike demand comfort, durability and control. Renthal developed this medium compound grip to give great durability and a direct connection with the handlebar for increased control. 

Stem
Raceface Chester 50mm
Handlebar
Raceface Ride Riser 740mm
Grips
Strange Lock-On
Seatpost
Rockshox Reverb
Saddle
Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Chromo
Seat Clamp
Strange QR

Hope Bolted

Hope Bolted

The Hope seat clamp is machined from billet aluminium to match the rest of your Hope components and uses a hard-wearing brass seat for the QR lever pivot. The seat clamp collar is now a universal design, so you can convert your bolted collar to QR or QR collar to a bolted design.

NB. The QR version does not come with bolt.

Hope QR

Hope QR

The Hope seat clamp is machined from billet aluminium to match the rest of your Hope components and uses a hard-wearing brass seat for the QR lever pivot. The seat clamp collar is now a universal design, so you can convert your bolted collar to QR or QR collar to a bolted design.

NB. The QR version does not come with bolt.

Pedals

Hope F20 Flat Pedal

Hope F20 Flat Pedal

Featuring a concave platform machined from 2014 T6 Aluminium alloy for strength and laced with 20 pins to keep your foot exactly where you want it, even in the rough stuff.

Mudguards

Performance Packs

Accessories

Sorry, no accessories available at this time
2014_Alpine 160 26
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
Alpine_160-Geom-2014-Slide-Pos-1
Shock Mount Slider Position 2
Alpine_160-Geom-2014-Slide-Pos-1
technical Info
fork travel
OPTIMUM MAXIMUM MINIMUM
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
Bike Sizing Guidelines

Please note: This is for guidance only. You may be taller or shorter, it doesn't mean our bikes will not fit you. The best way to determine the correct bike size for you is to try one. We've added some more explanation on sizing theory here: What size frame do I need?

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.

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