2015 Alpine 160 26 AM

From the 2015 Archive

You can find the current Alpine 160 26 AM here.

RRP from: GBP £2,500.00

2015 Alpine 160 26 AM
2015 Alpine 160 26 AM
2015 Alpine 160 26 AM
2015 Alpine 160 26 AM
2015 Alpine 160 26 AM
2015 Alpine 160 26 AM
2015 Alpine 160 26 AM
2015 Alpine 160 26 AM
2015 Alpine 160 26 AM
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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 AM

  • Handbuilt in Halifax, UK
  • Tough and nimble 26 inch wheels
  • Suspension: 160mm front and rear
  • Adjustable geometry
  • Fox Float Evolution 34 160mm 15QR forks
  • Fox Float Evolution shock
  • Shimano SLX drivetrain
  • RaceFace Respond double/bash chainset
  • Shimano Deore brakes
  • Maxxis Minion tyres

This bike is pretty much the Five AM replacement. Designed to be a proper all-round mountain bike for proper mountains. With a double crankset and bashring, it keeps your options open, taking on the all the ups and downs from trail centres to unknown back-country adventures.

Alpine 160 26 AM

Alpine 160 26 AM £2,500.00
Total price: £2,500.00

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 Evolution 15QR T/S

Fox Float 34 26 160 CTD Factory Kashima FIT 15QR T/S

Fox Float 34 26 160 CTD Factory Kashima FIT 15QR T/S

The Fox 34 160 FIT with Trail Adjust is the answer for aggressive trail riders that maximises stiffness while minimising weight; a stiff robust chassis built to take the all-mountain hits with 160mm travel. Air spring pressure and rebound adjustment covers the setup fundamentals, with the tapered steerer and 15QR axle system keeping steering firm and precise.

Featuring Fox’s new Climb Trail Descend system that ensures your fork and shock work together for unprecedented performance in all types of terrain.  New Kashima coated stanchions increase durability and promote small bump sensitivity for ultimate front wheel traction with an easily setup air spring promoting grip. This is the ultimate 160mm trail fork.

Adjusters:

  • Climb Trail Descend compression adjust (3 positions)
  • Trail adjust (3 positions)
  • Rebound
  • Air spring pressure
Rear Shock
Fox Float Evolution Series CTD
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

Hope Pro II Evo Hubs

Hope Pro II EVO hubs are machined from a solid billet of 2014 T6 aluminium in Barnoldswick, England. The new design features a thicker axle configuration to increase stiffness and durability with any dropout system. Spinning on cartridge bearings and protected by a frictionless labyrinth seal, the hub is driven by a twenty-four tooth steel ratchet with four pawls engaging the system. Quality doesn?t get much better, the Pro II EVO hub will last longer and roll further than any other.

Wheelset
Formula + Mavic EN321 26
Tyres
Maxxis Minion/High Roller 2.35 26

Drivetrain

Crankset
Race Face Respond Double 24-32T Bash
Chain Device
Shimano SLX
Rear Mech
Shimano SLX 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 Deore

Shimano SLX

Shimano SLX

Shimano SLX M675 hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm front and 160mm rear SM-RT66 6 bolt rotors.

The latest generation of SLX disc brake lever and caliper.

  • Short Stroke SERVO WAVE mechanism
  • Quick engagement and 25% higher lever input and less free stroke for aggressive riding.
  • Reach adjust dial for free stroke and position adjustment
  • Ispec compatible
  • One way, easy and clean funnel bleeding
  • High power 2-ceramic piston caliper
  • Ice Technology fin pads

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. 

Freeride Pack 2 (inc. Rock Shox Reverb)

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.

Rockshox Reverb

Rockshox Reverb

The RockShox Reverb gives you infinite seat-height adjustment in a hydraulically actuated remote package, allowing you to reliably adjust your saddle height on the fly.

Bolt type seat clamp replaces QR seat clamp with this option.

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
Raceface Ride

Rockshox Reverb

Rockshox Reverb

The RockShox Reverb gives you infinite seat-height adjustment in a hydraulically actuated remote package, allowing you to reliably adjust your saddle height on the fly.

Bolt type seat clamp replaces QR seat clamp with this option.

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
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