2015 Alpine 160 Frame

From the 2015 Archive

You can find the current Alpine 160 Frame here.

RRP from: GBP £1,700.00

2015 Alpine 160 Frame
2015 Alpine 160 Frame
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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 Frame?

  • Handbuilt in Britain
  • Unique monocoque aluminium and Reynolds tube chassis
  • Single pivot suspension for the utmost performance, efficiency and reliability
  • 27.5" wheels
  • 160mm of rear travel
  • Alpine-trail honed geometry
  • Increased length toptube and wheelbase coupled to a shorter stem for high-speed stability
  • Internal dropper routing
  • Choose from 12 custom colours
  • Customise your Alpine 160 with our huge selection of optional upgrades

Light, sleek, single pivot rear suspension. The definitive big-mountain frameset for those who are looking for reliability, performance and no-compromise fun.

Alpine 160 Frame

Alpine 160 Frame £1,700.00
Total price: £1,700.00

Sizes and Colours

Sizes
S,  M,  L,  XL, 
Decals

Frame & Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque/Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 27.5 Rear wheel travel: 160

Fork
Rear Shock
Fox Float Evolution Series 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

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
Tyres

Drivetrain

Crankset
Chain Device
Rear Mech
Cassette
Shifters
Bottom Bracket

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

Finishing Kit

Stem
Handlebar
Grips
Seatpost
Saddle
Seat Clamp

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
Mudguards

Performance Packs

Accessories

Sorry, no accessories available at this time

What they say...

Dirt Online Mag Alpine 160 May 2015

What the Alpine delivers however is a superbly confident ride into choppy terrain, one that allows for grip to be sniffed out and for downslopes to be hit with precision.

Dirt Magazine June 2015
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