Alpine 160 RS

RRP from: £3,900.00

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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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


Jet Black

Select a frame size to choose colour

White Decals

Frame and Fork

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

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


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

Wheel and Tyres

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


SRAM Guide R 200mm/180mm

Finishing Kit

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


Alpine 160 Geometry 2015
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
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
5'4"  —  5'7"
5'6"  —  5'10"
5'9"  —  6'1"
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.


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BikeRadar | Alpine 160 RS | June 2016

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


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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

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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

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.