Alpine 6 mk1 RS

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RRP from: £4,400.00

2017 Alpine 6  mk1 RS Shown in Minion Yellow custom colour
2017 Alpine 6  mk1 RS Shown in Minion Yellow custom colour
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Overview  

Game Changer

The Alpine 6 replaces the much loved Alpine 160 in our range. This new frame is the Alpine 160 re-engineered and we’ve revamped every aspect of the bike's performance.

The Alpine 6 is designed around 170mm front/160mm rear travel. We’ve slackened the head angle half a degree to keep the same alpine handling feel we love, yet make the most of the fork’s extra 10mm.

The compact rear end we debuted on the Four model makes its way to the Alpine 6, shortening the chainstay significantly by 9mm. The repositioned pivot also means that the whole rear triangle is more compact and more active. With the shock now effectively lowered in the chassis, the ramp-up effect is improved, and feedback from test riders has been nothing but positive. With even less flex in the rear, it's more active over small bumps and inspires confidence over the really rough stuff.

Even with the shortening of the rear triangle, other small changes in the frame construction mean that we retain a long and stable wheelbase along with the long top-tube/short stem model we love.

With neat finishing touches like internal cable routing, every element of the frame’s construction has been analysed and optimised, to the point that, size for size, the Alpine 6 frame is significantly lighter than its predecessor. 

While we have done everything we can to keep the Alpine 6 the same as the Alpine 160, everything has changed – and we think you’re going to love it.

The facts

Why the Alpine 6 RS?

  • Handbuilt in Britain
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • Unique monocoque aluminium and tubing chassis
  • Single pivot suspension for the utmost performance, efficiency and reliability
  • 27.5" tubeless ready wheelset
  • 170mm Front/160mm rear travel
  • RockShox Lyrik 170 RCT3 Solo Air Boost Fork
  • RockShox Monarch Plus DB RC3 Rear Shock
  • Alpine-trail honed geometry
  • Increased length toptube and wheelbase coupled to a shorter stem for high-speed stability
  • KS Lev Integra 125mm drop with internal dropper routing
  • Choose from ten custom colours
  • Customise your Alpine 6 with our huge selection of optional upgrades

The Alpine 6 RS is specced with a high-end RockShox suspension package that few can rival. 1x11 speed SRAM drive train and an internally routed dropper post delivers a bike that means business. A Hope Tech/Renthal flavour to the finishing kit keeps the British vibe, and you can add to the package with the options on our bike builder platform.  

Specs & Options  

Alpine 6 mk1 RS

SIZES AND COLOURS

Sizes
Colour
Jet Black

Select a frame size to choose colour

Decals

Frame and Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5. Rear wheel travel: 160.

Rear Shocks
RockShox Monarch Plus DB RC3 216x63
Headsets
Cane Creek 49mm
Forks
RockShox Lyrik 170 RCT3 Solo Air Boost
Swingarms
SRAM Maxle Ultimate 174mm (Boost 148mm Hub)

Drivetrain

Chain Device
Top Guide Chain Device
Bottom Brackets
SRAM GXP
Chainsets
Truvativ Descendant Carbon 30t
Rear Mech
SRAM X0-1 Carbon 11spd
Chains
SRAM PCX1 11spd
Shifters
SRAM GX1 11spd
Cassettes
SRAM PG1150 10-42 11spd

Wheel and Tyres

Wheelsets
Hope Pro 4 (Black) + Mavic EN627 27.5"
Tyres
Maxxis HR II 2.4 3c TR EXO / HR II 2.3 TR EXO

Braking

Brakes
SRAM Guide R 200mm/180mm

Finishing Kit

Seatposts
KS Lev Integra 125mm drop
Seat Clamps
Strange QR
Stems
Hope AM Stem M35 x 35mm Extension Black
Saddles
SDG Strange Bel Air 2.0
Handlebars
Renthal Fatbar M35 20mm Rise 800mm
Grips
Renthal Ultra Tacky Lock On
Pedals

Accessories

2017-18 Alpine 6 Geometry
ALPINE 6 GEOMETRY
Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size XS S M L XL
Seat Tube Length 15" 16" 17" 18" 20"
A. Head Angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
B. Seat Angle (Actual) 72° 72° 72° 72° 72°
B. Seat Angle (Effective) 74° 74° 74° 74° 74°
C. Top Tube 555 575 594 614 634
D. Top Tube (effective) 580 600 620 640 660
E. BB Height (from ground) 342 342 342 342 342
BB height (from axles -12 -12 -12 -12 -12
F. Chainstay 430 430 430 430 430
G. Head Tube 100 120 120 125 130
H. Wheel base 1168 1190 1210 1231 1253
J. Reach 409 423 443 461 478
K. Stack 600 618 618 622 631
T. Rear Travel 160 160 160 160 160
Standover 713 730 745 758 792
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
170 mm 170 mm 160 mm
Shock Length 215 x 63 mm
Rear Hub 148 x 12 mm
Rear Axle Maxle 142 x 12mm (Length 174mm)
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Seatclamp Ø 34.9 mm
Front Derailleur N/A
BB Shell 73 mm ISCG05
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
XS
5'0"  —  5'6"
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?

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What they say ...  

What Mountain Bike | Alpine 160 | November 2016

Lesser bikes can wash out easily, but the Alpine holds its line admirably.

What Mountain Bike

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Singletrack | Alpine 6 | July 2016

In the right hands, this’ll be a monster.

Singletrack

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PinkBike | Alpine 6 | July 2016

Fast, balanced and above all else, stable on or over whatever I pointed it at, it felt like a steam roller.

PinkBike

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Enduro MTB | Alpine 6 | July 2016

We loved the crisp new look of the 2017 line-up and feel Orange are now making bigger advancements in 2017 than ever before

Enduro MTB

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Dirt | Alpine 6 | July 2016

One of our all-time favourite bikes just got better.

Dirt Magazine

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Prices and Specifications are liable to change without notice.

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