Alpine 160 RS

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Alpine 160 RS

SIZES AND COLOURS

Sizes
Colour
Jet Black

Select a frame size to choose colour

Frame and Fork

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

Swingarms
Maxle 135x12mm, 142mm Hub Spacing
Rear Shocks
Fox Float Factory Series CTD Kashima
Headsets
Cane Creek 40.ZS49/10.EC49 Tapered Steerer
Forks
Fox Float 34 26 160 CTD Factory Kashima FIT 15QR T/S

Drivetrain

Shifters
Shimano SLX R Fire +
Cassettes
Shimano HG62-10 11-36T
Chain Device
MRP G3 Mini
Bottom Brackets
Race Face X Type
Chainsets
Race Face Respond Single 32T
Rear Mech
Shimano Zee Shadow + 10spd

Wheel and Tyres

Wheelsets
Hope Pro II Evo 15mm/142 x 12mm + Mavic EN321 26
Tyres
Maxxis Minion F/ High Roller R 26 x 2.35

Braking

Brakes
Shimano SLX 180/180

Finishing Kit

Saddles
SDG Falcon Orange Special Edition
Handlebars
Race Face Chester 740
Grips
Strange Lock-on grips
Pedals
Flat
Seatposts
Rock Shox Reverb
Seat Clamps
Strange QR
Stems
Race Face Chester

Accessories

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.

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RRP from: £3,800.00

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Overview  

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.

The facts

Why the Alpine 160 RS

  • Frame Handbuilt in Halifax
  • Long toptube/short stem geometry
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Suspension: 160mm front & rear
  • Internal dropper routing
  • RockShox Pike 160mm fork
  • RockShox Monarch Plus
  • RaceFace Respond crankset 30t narrow wide chainring
  • MRP chain device
  • Shimano Zee/XT drivetrain 
  • Shimano XT brakes, 203/180 rotors
  • RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost
  • Hope Pro II Evo/Mavic 319 Wheelset
  • Kore Torsion 35mm stem and 800mm wide bars

Longer, lower, faster. With its 1x10 set-up, internally-routed dropper post as standard and the superb RockShox Pike and Monarch suspension set-up the Alpine 160 RS is built for when the going gets tough. Like your granny gear? Looking for something a bit less focussed? Have a look at the Alpine 160 AM. Looking for a 29” big-mountain bike? Check out the Alpine Five RS

Specs & Options  

Alpine 160 RS

SIZES AND COLOURS

Sizes
Colour
Jet Black

Select a frame size to choose colour

Frame and Fork

Swingarms
Maxle 135x12mm, 142mm Hub Spacing
Rear Shocks
Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3
Headsets
Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer
Forks
Rockshox Pike 27.5 160 RCT3 Solo Air

Drivetrain

Shifters
Shimano XT
Cassettes
Shimano HG81 10spd 11-36T
Chain Device
MRP AMG
Bottom Brackets
Raceface
Chainsets
Race Face Respond Single 30T Narrow Wide Ring
Rear Mech
Shimano Zee Shadow +

Wheel and Tyres

Wheelsets
Hope Pro II Evo + Mavic EN323 27.5
Tyres
Continental Trail King 2.4 27.5\"

Braking

Brakes
Shimano XT

Finishing Kit

Saddles
Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Chromo
Handlebars
KORE Torsion 20mm Rise 800mm Wide
Grips
Strange Lock-On
Seatposts
Rockshox Reverb Stealth Connectamajig
Seat Clamps
Strange Bolted
Stems
Kore Repute Zero Degree 35mm
Pedals

Accessories

Alpine 160 Geometry 2015
ALPINE 160 GEOMETRY
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size S M L XL
Seat Tube Length 16" 17" 18" 20"
A. Head Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
B. Seat Angle (Actual) 72.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
B. Seat Angle (Effective) 74° 74° 74° 74°
C. Top Tube 580 592 610 628
D. Top Tube (effective) 600 620 640 660
E. BB Height (from ground) 348 348 348 348
BB height (from axles -7 -7 -7 -7
F. Chainstay 439 439 439 439
G. Head Tube 120 120 125 130
H. Wheel base 1194 1212 1236 1257
J. Reach 426 446 465 483
K. Stack 606 606 611 616
T. Rear Travel 160 160 160 160
Standover 762 767 807 850
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 715 mm Ø tyre.
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
Seatclamp Ø 34.9 mm
Front Derailleur N/A
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
S
5'4"  —  5'7"
M
5'6"  —  5'10"
L
5'9"  —  6'1"
XL
6'0"  —  6'5"

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?

Alpine Dreaming

What they say ...  

Vital MTB | Alpine 160 RS | January 2015

What the frame lacks in complexity it makes up for in durability and simplicity, which can really appeal to some riders.

Vital MTB

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MBR Magazine | Alpine 160 RS | October 2014

It felt a lot like catching up with an old friend and being able to pick up exactly where you left off, even though you’ve both changed.

MBR Magazine

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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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Alpine 160 RS

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2016 Alpine 160 RS Shown in optional Mountain Mint colour
2016 Alpine 160 RS Shown in optional Mountain Mint colour
2016 Alpine 160 RS Alpine 160 RS hitting the trails in Verbier
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Overview  

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.

The facts

Why the Alpine 160 RS?

  • Frame Handbuilt in Britain
  • Five year frame warranty
  • Long toptube/short stem geometry
  • 27.5" wheels
  • Suspension: 160mm front & rear
  • Internal dropper routing
  • RockShox Pike 160mm Fork
  • RockShox Monarch Plus Debonair
  • Race Face Turbine Direct Mount 30t Narrow Wide Chainring
  • MRP Chain Device
  • SRAM GX1 1x11 Speed Drivetrain 
  • SRAM Guide R Brakes, 200/180 Rotors
  • KS Lev Integra 125mm Seatpost
  • Hope Pro II Evo + Alex Volar 2.5 Tubeless Ready Wheelset
  • Renthal Bar and Stem Combo Cockpit

Longer, lower, faster. The Alpine 160 RS gets a 1x11 set-up, internally-routed dropper post as standard and the superb RockShox Pike and Monarch suspension set-up the Alpine 160 RS is built for when the going gets tough. 

Specs & Options  

Alpine 160 RS

SIZES AND COLOURS

Sizes
Colour
Jet Black

Select a frame size to choose colour

Sizes and Colours

Decals
White Decals

Frame and Fork

Swingarms
Maxle Axle QR 12mm, 142mm Hub Spacing
Rear Shocks
RockShox Monarch Plus DebonAir
Headsets
Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer
Forks
RockShox Pike 160 RCT3 Solo Air

Drivetrain

Shifters
SRAM GX1 11spd
Cassettes
SRAM XG-1150 11spd
Chain Device
MRP 1X Guide
Bottom Brackets
Race Face External BB
Chainsets
Race Face Turbine Direct Mount 30t
Rear Mech
SRAM GX1 11spd

Wheel and Tyres

Wheelsets
Hope Pro II Evo Black + Alex Volar 2.5 Tubeless Re
Tyres
Maxxis Minion DHF 3C Exo TR/High Roller II Exo TR

Braking

Brakes
SRAM Guide R 200mm/180mm

Finishing Kit

Saddles
SDG Falcon Orange Edition
Handlebars
Renthal Fatbar 20mm Rise 780mm
Grips
2016 Strange Lock-On
Seatposts
KS Lev Integra 125mm drop
Seat Clamps
Strange Bolted
Stems
Hope AM Stem 31.8 x 35mm Extension Black
Pedals

Accessories

Alpine 160 Geometry 2015
ALPINE 160 GEOMETRY
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size S M L XL
Seat Tube Length 16" 17" 18" 20"
A. Head Angle 65° 65° 65° 65°
B. Seat Angle (Actual) 72.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
B. Seat Angle (Effective) 74° 74° 74° 74°
C. Top Tube 580 592 610 628
D. Top Tube (effective) 600 620 640 660
E. BB Height (from ground) 348 348 348 348
BB height (from axles -7 -7 -7 -7
F. Chainstay 439 439 439 439
G. Head Tube 120 120 125 130
H. Wheel base 1194 1212 1236 1257
J. Reach 426 446 465 483
K. Stack 606 606 611 616
T. Rear Travel 160 160 160 160
Standover 762 767 807 850
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 715 mm Ø tyre.
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
Seatclamp Ø 34.9 mm
Front Derailleur N/A
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
S
5'4"  —  5'7"
M
5'6"  —  5'10"
L
5'9"  —  6'1"
XL
6'0"  —  6'5"

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?

Alpine Dreaming

What they say ...  

Dirt | Alpine 160 | July 2016

It is just a great balance between a planted super fast bike and something you can just go and play about with on any type of trail.

Dirt

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BikeRadar | Alpine 160 RS | June 2016

There’s no doubting that the overall result is a bloody quick bike.

BikeRadar

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Enduro MTB | Alpine 160 | November 2014

even in the steepest, tightest and twistiest of trails this thing was a joy to ride

Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine

View Test...

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

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.

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