Alpine 160 26 Frame

From the 2015 Archive

You can find the current Alpine 160 26 Frame here.

RRP from: GBP £1,300.00

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 Frame?

  • Handbuilt in Halifax, UK
  • Tough and nimble 26 inch wheel set-up
  • Suspension: 160mm front and rear
  • Adjustable geometry

Specs & Options  

Alpine 160 26 Frame

Alpine 160 26 Frame £1,300.00
Total price: £1,300.00

Sizes and Colours

Sizes
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Colour
Jet Black

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Decals

Frame & Fork

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

Fork
Rear Shock
Fox Float Evolution Series CTD
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
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
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Shock Mount Slider Position 2
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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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