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 Alpine 6 S runs extremely capable RockShox suspension, a 1x11 speed drivetrain and includes internal routing for a dropper seatpost-post, but still offers loads of custom options with our bike builder platform.
6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5. Rear wheel travel: 160.
|Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium tubing|
|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|
|G. Head Tube||100||120||120||125||130|
|H. Wheel base||1168||1190||1210||1231||1253|
|T. Rear Travel||160||160||160||160||160|
|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.|
|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|
|BB Shell||73 mm ISCG05|
|Tapered Headset||Upper: ZS49/28.6
|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|
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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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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One of our all-time favourite bikes just got better.Dirt Magazine
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