Alpine 160 RS

From the 2016 Archive

You can find the current Alpine 160 RS here.

RRP from: GBP £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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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

Alpine 160 RS £3,900.00
Total price: £3,900.00

Sizes and Colours

Sizes
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Colour
Decals
White Decals

Frame & Fork

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

Fork
RockShox Pike 160 RCT3 Solo Air

Fox 36 Factory 160mm Kashima HSC/LSC 15mm QR

Factory level top of the range 36 fork.

HSC and LSC adjustment.

15mm QR axle.

Kashima Coating

Rear Shock
RockShox Monarch Plus DebonAir

Fox Float X EVOL Factory Kashima

New Generation Float X improves from the inside out.

  • New damper offers improved bump absorption and control.
  • 3 on the fly options to match every ridrs needs
  • EVOL air sleeve increases intitail sensitvity
  • Factory Series feature genuine Kashima Coat
Headset
Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer

Hope 4F 49mm Headtube Tapered Steerer Black

Hope 4F 49mm Headtube Tapered Steerer Black

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

Hope 4F 49mm Headtube Tapered Steerer Orange

Hope 4F 49mm Headtube Tapered Steerer Orange

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 Axle QR 12mm, 142mm Hub Spacing

Wheels & Tyres

Factory Wheelset - Black Hope 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. Now featuring the latest 40T freehub body.

The Easton ARC is a rim only option engineered to suit a variety of tyre volumes and riding styles. The ARC 27 has a 27mm internal width. Ready to attack any trail, this tubeless-ready design features a bead barb to lock tubeless tyres in place.

This wheelset will come set up tubeless.

 

Factory Wheelset - Orange Hope Hubs

Hope Pro II Evo in orange + Easton Arc 27

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. Now featuring the latest 40T freehub body.

The Easton ARC is a rim only option engineered to suit a variety of tyre volumes and riding styles. The ARC 27 has a 27mm internal width. Ready to attack any trail, this tubeless-ready design features a bead barb to lock tubeless tyres in place.

This wheelset will come set up tubeless.

Hope Pro II Evo in orange + Alex Volar 2.5 Tubeles

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. Now featuring the latest 40T freehub body.

The Volar rim is a sleev jointed, eyeleted rims with a 25mm internal width. With tubeless ready capability and a weight of 465g (27.5) this is a great option.

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

Drivetrain

Hope Cranks Black + Shimano XT M8000 11spd

Shimano XT M8000 11spd 11-42t

Shimano XT M8000 11spd 11-42t

Shimano XT M8000 11spd 11-42t Cassette

The lastest 11spd Shimano XT cassette with specifically designed ratio steps to keep you pedaling at a smooth cadence.

 

Hope Slick Chain Device Black

Hope Slick Chain Device Black

Hope Slick Chain Device - Black Colour

CNC Machined UK engineered chain device for a single front ring.

Guide CNC machined from Engineering plastic. Backplate machined from 7000 series aluminium

Shimano XT M8000 11spd

Shimano XT M8000 11spd GS Rear Derailleur

Lastest version on the popular Shimano XT is now availble in 11spd giving the wider and smooth gear ratios required for modern mountain biking.

Still features the build quality we know and love with high end technology like the clutch mechanism for improved chain retention.

 

Shimano XT M8000 11spd

Shimano XT M8000 11spd Shifter

An integral part of the lastest version of Shimano's popular 11spd groupset.

 

Hope Stainless Steel Black

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

 

Hope Cranks Black

Hope Cranks Black

Hope Crankset

Forged and CNC machined 7075 series aluminium alloy crank arms with unique expanding spline/arm interface.

30T Spiderless Chainring

170mm Crank Arms.

Hope Cranks Orange + Shimano XT M8000 11spd

Shimano XT M8000 11spd 11-42t

Shimano XT M8000 11spd 11-42t

Shimano XT M8000 11spd 11-42t Cassette

The lastest 11spd Shimano XT cassette with specifically designed ratio steps to keep you pedaling at a smooth cadence.

 

Hope Slick Chain Device Black

Hope Slick Chain Device Black

Hope Slick Chain Device - Black Colour

CNC Machined UK engineered chain device for a single front ring.

Guide CNC machined from Engineering plastic. Backplate machined from 7000 series aluminium

Shimano XT M8000 11spd

Shimano XT M8000 11spd GS Rear Derailleur

Lastest version on the popular Shimano XT is now availble in 11spd giving the wider and smooth gear ratios required for modern mountain biking.

Still features the build quality we know and love with high end technology like the clutch mechanism for improved chain retention.

 

Shimano XT M8000 11spd

Shimano XT M8000 11spd Shifter

An integral part of the lastest version of Shimano's popular 11spd groupset.

 

Hope Stainless Steel Orange

Hope Stainless Steel Orange

Hope Cranks Orange

Hope Crankset

Forged and CNC machined 7075 series aluminium alloy crank arms with unique expanding spline/arm interface.

30T Spiderless Chainring

170mm Crank Arms.

Raceface SixC Carbon Crank DM 30T with SRAM X01 11spd

SRAM XG-1195 11spd

X-Dome superlightweight construction 11sp Sram cassette.

10-42t wide ratio.

XD driver body creates more stable hub connection.

Open design aids mud clearance.

 

 

SRAM X01 Carbon 11spd

XO1 11spd rear derailleur designed specifically to work seamlessly with the wide ratio 10-42t cassette.

  • X-Horizon technology
  • 12 tooth X-Sync pulley wheels
  • Larger upper pulley offset automatcally adjust chain gap
  • Sealed cartridge bearings
  • Carbon cage.
  • Cage lock technology, makes removal and installation of the rear wheel easy.

Race Face SixC Direct Mount 30t

The lightest production DH rated carbon crankset on the planet. DH rated XC light.

The crank arms are completely hollow with all unnecessary material being removed from the centre core - no internal aluminium spine.

New industry standard 30mm spindle with Cinch spline interface. The spindle is CNC machined from a mewly commercialsed aluminium 'super alloy' that is stronger than 7050 alloy usually used for this application.

Comes as standard with a spiderless 30t narrow wide chainring.

 

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

Hope Stainless Steel Black (Only select for Raceface Cranks)

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

 

Hope Stainless Steel Orange (Only select for Raceface Cranks)

Hope Stainless Steel Orange
Chain

Braking

Brakes
SRAM Guide R 200mm/180mm

Hope Tech 3 E4 203/183 Floating Black

Hope's Tech 3 lever matched with the E4 caliper offers an excellent brake, perfect for the all mountain enduro rider. Comes with black standard hoses.

Hope Tech 3 E4 203/183 Floating Orange

Hope Tech 3 E4 203/183 Floating Orange

Hope's Tech 3 lever matched with the E4 caliper offers an excellent brake, perfect for the all mountain enduro rider. Comes with black standard hoses.

SRAM Guide RS 200mm/180mm

The RS provides the crisp lever feel of the swingleink deadband reduction system and the performance of a lightweight four-piston caliper in a simple and straightforward package.

  • SwingLink deadband reduction for precise lever feel
  • 4 piston power at 2 piston weight
  • Consistent performance

Finishing Kit

Factory Finishing Kit

Race Face SixC Riser 35 Bar Bore 800mm

Increasing the bar diameter to 35mm from 31.8mm allows Race Face to shave material from their bar resulting in a dramatic reduction in overall weight while retaining the proven stiffness and performance Race Face bars are known for. 

SDG Bel-Air 2.0 Strange Edition

The classic Bel-Air has been updated to the new slimmer Bel-Air 2.0. The smae great comfort we know and love in a lighter sleaker package.

Packed full of SDG techonolgy and features from their years of experience in making high end saddles, with a custom Strange compoments deisgn and cover.  

Race Face Atlas M35

An impressively light yet strong strong addition to your aggressive trail or DH/FR build, the Atlas M35 stem is designed to reduce overall system weight while retaining the proven stiffness and performance the Atlas line is known for.

Alpine 160 is fitted with a 35mm Extension stem.

Segment and Five fitted with a 50mm Extension stem as standard.

Hope AM Stem 31.8 x 35mm Extension Orange

Hope AM Stem 31.8 x 35mm Extension Orange

Light, stiff and made in the UK; the Hope Freeride stem adds a touch of class to the front of your bike. This stem has a 31.8mm bar clamp and a 35mm Extension

Women's Factory Finishing Kit

Race Face SixC Riser 35 Bar Bore 800mm

Increasing the bar diameter to 35mm from 31.8mm allows Race Face to shave material from their bar resulting in a dramatic reduction in overall weight while retaining the proven stiffness and performance Race Face bars are known for. 

SDG Allure Orange Edition Ladies Saddle

Orange and SDG co-branded custom women's specific saddle.

Race Face Atlas M35

An impressively light yet strong strong addition to your aggressive trail or DH/FR build, the Atlas M35 stem is designed to reduce overall system weight while retaining the proven stiffness and performance the Atlas line is known for.

Alpine 160 is fitted with a 35mm Extension stem.

Segment and Five fitted with a 50mm Extension stem as standard.

Women's Saddle - Orange SDG Allure

Orange and SDG co-branded custom women's specific saddle.

Stem
Hope AM Stem 31.8 x 35mm Extension Black
Handlebar
Renthal Fatbar 20mm Rise 780mm
Grips
2016 Strange Lock-On
Seatpost
KS Lev Integra 125mm drop

RockShox Reverb Stealth Connectamajig

Featuring identical functionality as traditional Reverb, the significant difference of Reverb Stealth is the hydraulic hose exits the bottom of the post, routing internally through the frame, creating a non-moving, clean hose-routing solution.

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

Connectamajig allows for QR removal of the seatube from the hose without the need to bleeding.

Saddle
SDG Falcon Orange Edition
Seat Clamp
Strange Bolted

Hope Bolted Black

The Hope seat clamp is machined from billet aluminium to match the rest of your Hope components.

Hope Bolted Orange

Hope Bolted Orange

The Hope seat clamp is machined from billet aluminium to match the rest of your Hope components.

Hope QR Black

The Hope seat clamp is machined from billet aluminium to match the rest of your Hope components.

Hope QR Orange

Hope QR Orange

The Hope seat clamp is machined from billet aluminium to match the rest of your Hope components.

Pedals

Hope F20 Flat Pedal Black

Hope F20 Flat Pedal Black

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.

Hope F20 Flat Pedal Orange

Hope F20 Flat Pedal Orange

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

Derailleur Hanger

Derailleur Hanger

An additional deraileur hanger to fit this model. It's always useful to have a spare with you.

Front Fender - Grey

Keep the mud out of your eyes and your bike looking sharp with this Orange Bikes Fender.

Fitted using the supplied Cable Ties

Front Fender - Orange

Keep the mud out of your eyes and your bike looking sharp with this Orange Bikes Fender.

Fitted using the supplied Cable Ties

Front Fender - White

Keep the mud out of your eyes and your bike looking sharp with this Orange Bikes Fender.

Fitted using the supplied Cable Ties

Orange Shock Pump

Orange Shock Pump

Suitable for all forks and shocks specified on orange bikes models.

Featuring:

  • 20 bar / 300 PSI gauge
  • Compact size with removable gauge and foldable hose
  • Suitable for right- and left handers by turnable gauge
  • Micro adjust air bleeder
  • Ruggedized rubber protected gauge housing
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?

Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.

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