Alpine Five RS

From the 2015 Archive

You can find the current Alpine Five RS here.

RRP from: GBP £3,500.00

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Overview  

The Alps is a brutal place to ride. With trails that descend thousands of feet strewn with rocks, roots, drops, jumps, vertical chutes and blown out berms you need a bike that you can depend on, a bike that lets you thrive not just survive when the going gets hard. This is the thinking behind the Alpine Five.

With its combination of 29inch wheels, 140mm of suspension and our trademark confidence inspiring geometry the Alpine Five is ready to take on anything you put in its way; the faster the better, whether that’s between the race tapes or up and down mountain trails.

This is no straight-line monster truck though and its addiction to speed isn’t at the expense of handling when the going gets technical. Designed to handle anything the most demanding Alpine trail can throw at you twists and turns, rocks and drops are handled with equal ease whatever your velocity.

The Alpine Five incorporates all the usual features you’d expect from a handbuilt in Halifax Orange. A single pivot removes complexity, adds reliability and leaves you to worry about the trail, not your maintenance regime.

Our unique blend of monocoque and Reynolds tubing is mated to a 1.5inch headtube saving weight, adding stiffness and allowing for greater fork and headset options so you can make your Five truly yours. A 142mm slotted hub spacing couples increased rigidity with quicker wheel changes out on the trail.

The facts

Why the Alpine Five RS?

  • Handbuilt in Halifax, UK
  • Fast rolling 29 inch wheels
  • Alpine-trail honed geometry
  • Suspension: 150mm front, 140mm rear
  • RockShox Pike RCT3 fork
  • RockShox Monarch Plus shock
  • RaceFace Respond crankset 30t narrow wide chainring
  • MRP chain device
  • Shimano Zee/XT drivetrain
  • Shimano XT brakes, 203/180 rotors
  • RockShox Reverb seatpost
  • Hope Pro II Evo/Mavic 319 Wheelset
  • Kore Torsion 50mm stem and 800mm wide bars

With a single chainring, 1x10 set-up, a dropper post as standard and the much lauded RockShox Pike and Monarch suspension set-up the RS is built for the tough guys. This big-travel trail bike is the perfect tool for all-out speed seeking. Like your granny gear? Looking for something a bit less focussed? Have a look at the Alpine Five AM.

Specs & Options  

Alpine Five RS

Alpine Five RS £3,500.00
Total price: £3,500.00

Sizes and Colours

Sizes
  • S
  • L
Colour
Decals

Frame & Fork

6061-T6 Monocoque/Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube. Wheel Size: 29 Rear wheel travel: 140

Fork
Rockshox Pike 29 150 RCT3 Solo Air

Fox Float 34 29 150 CTD Factory FIT 15QR T/S Kashima

Fox Float 34 29 150 CTD Factory FIT 15QR T/S Kashima

The Fox 34 150 FIT with Trail Adjust is the answer for aggressive trail riders that maximises stiffness while minimising weight; a stiff robust chassis built to take the all-mountain hits with 150mm travel. Air spring pressure and rebound adjustment covers the setup fundamentals, with the tapered steerer and 15QR axle system keeping steering firm and precise.

Fox Float 36 29 150 Factory Kashima

Fox Float 36 29 150 Factory Kashima

The definitive big-mountain fork gets an overhaul. The Float 36 has been redesigned to be lighter, stiffer and even more capable when the going gets tough.

Rear Shock
Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3
Headset
Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer

Hope 4F 49mm Headtube Tapered Steerer

Hope 4F 49mm Headtube Tapered Steerer

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 135x12mm, 142mm Hub Spacing

Wheels & Tyres

Maxxis Tyres

Maxxis Minion 3C Exo TR/ High Roller II Exo TR 2.3

The choice of hardcore trail riders the world over. The combination of the Maxxis Minion 3C on the front and High Roller II Exo on the rear gives you all the traction and steering precision you need, while the Tubeless Ready carcass offers stability at low pressures and fewer punctures.

Stans Flow EX 29 Rims + Maxxis Tubeless Tyres

Maxxis Minion 3C Exo TR/ High Roller II Exo TR 2.3

Maxxis Minion 3C Exo TR/ High Roller II Exo TR 2.3

The choice of hardcore trail riders the world over. The combination of the Maxxis Minion 3C on the front and High Roller II Exo on the rear gives you all the traction and steering precision you need, while the Tubeless Ready carcass offers stability at low pressures and fewer punctures.

Hope Pro II Evo + Stans No Tubes ZTR Flow EX 29

Hope Pro II Evo + Stans No Tubes ZTR Flow EX 29

The benchmark for hubs, Hope Pro II EVO hubs are machined from a solid billet of 2014 T6 aluminium in Barnoldswick, England.

Stan's No Tubes ZTR rims are legendary for their strength, low weight and, of course, their tubeless ability. The new Flow EX is lower, wider, and meaner, offering a lower profile sidewall and redesigned Bead Socket Technology for maximum durability and tire seal on even the most punishing of technical trails.

Wheelset
Hope Pro II Evo + Mavic XM319 29
Tyres
Continental Trail King 2.2 29"

Drivetrain

Hope 40T-Rex + Shimano XT Cassette

Hope 40T-Rex

Hope 40T-Rex

The Hope 40t-Rex (40t ratio expander) gives your 11-36 10spd cassette a bit of a boost, expanding it to an 11-40 range, making a 1 x 10 drivetrain more manageable for all-round off road riding.

Shimano XT 10spd

Shimano XT 10spd

High performance, low weight; the Shimano XT cassette is designed to give seamless shifts even under the pressures of racing.

SRAM X1 11 Speed

SRAM X1 10-42T 11spd

SRAM X1 10-42T 11spd

The X1 11 speed cassette is light, durable and equipped with a 10-42 gear range that’s a perfect fit for any ride. It combines three small cogs that are CNC-machined out of a single block of billet steel with an additional eight cogs that are individually pinned together.

SRAM X1 11spd

SRAM X1 11spd

Every detail of the 11-speed X1 rear derailleur is engineered for smooth, reliable shifting action, from the larger upper pulley offset to the 12-tooth pulley wheels.

SRAM X1 11spd

SRAM X1 11spd

Built for precise and swift shifting across the wide range 11-speed cassette, the X1 trigger shifter brings championship technology to every ride

SRAM X1 1000 30T

SRAM X1 1000 30T

Featuring SRAM’s X-SYNC™ tooth profile, the X1 crankset is engineered to keep your chain where it belongs. Each tooth’s thickness is CNC-machined to work seamlessly with the chain’s inner and outer links ensuring you never lose your chain even on the roughest of terrain.

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

Hope Ceramic

Hope Ceramic

Hope Ceramic Bottom Bracket : Machined aluminium cups with ceramic bearings in stainless races. 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 much greater life span than stock units. Weighing in at 109g

Hope Stainless Steel

Hope Stainless Steel

Hope Stainless Bottom Bracket: 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

Chain

Braking

Brakes
Shimano XT

Hope Tech 3 E4 203/183 Floating

Hope Tech 3 E4 203/183 Floating

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

Finishing Kit

Aluminium Freeride Pack 35mm

Renthal Fatbar 20mm Rise 780mm

Renthal Fatbar 20mm Rise 780mm

Responsible for the best motocross bars in the World, Renthal know a thing or two about craftsmanship. The 780mm Fatbar is manufactured in the UK from high strength 7 series aluminium alloy. Shot peened and anodised for a corrosion resistant finish, the 20mm rise and 7 degree back sweep handlebar is light, strong, durable and perfectly proportioned

Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Ti-Alloy

Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Ti-Alloy

The SDG Falcon saddle utilizes the "Peri-Canal" which enables fore and aft movement without pressure in the perineum region. A flat and squared off nose to extend ease of movement to the front of the saddle with a lightweight foam w/ relief zone cut-out for additional comfort. Seamless three panel cover and custom Orange graphics. Ti-Alloy rails.

Hope Freeride 31.8 x 35mm Extension

Hope Freeride 31.8 x 35mm Extension

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

Aluminium Freeride Pack 50mm

Renthal Fatbar 20mm Rise 780mm

Renthal Fatbar 20mm Rise 780mm

Responsible for the best motocross bars in the World, Renthal know a thing or two about craftsmanship. The 780mm Fatbar is manufactured in the UK from high strength 7 series aluminium alloy. Shot peened and anodised for a corrosion resistant finish, the 20mm rise and 7 degree back sweep handlebar is light, strong, durable and perfectly proportioned

Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Ti-Alloy

Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Ti-Alloy

The SDG Falcon saddle utilizes the "Peri-Canal" which enables fore and aft movement without pressure in the perineum region. A flat and squared off nose to extend ease of movement to the front of the saddle with a lightweight foam w/ relief zone cut-out for additional comfort. Seamless three panel cover and custom Orange graphics. Ti-Alloy rails.

Renthal Apex 50mm

Renthal Apex 50mm

Renthal Apex Stem

The Renthal Apex combines All Mountain strength, Enduro stiffness and XC lightweight.

Unique 240deg handlebar clamps allow much of the stem body material to be removed, whilst retaining the strength and stiffness demanded by modern, wide handlebars.

The Apex is fully CNC machined, featuring an oversize centre bore, extensive 3-D machining and external webbing to maximise structural strength and stiffness and minimise weight.

Stem
Kore Repute Zero Degree 50mm
Handlebar
KORE Torsion Flat 800mm Wide
Grips
Strange Lock-On
Seatpost
Rockshox Reverb
Saddle
Orange SDG Falcon 2015 Chromo
Seat Clamp
Strange QR

Hope Bolted

Hope Bolted

The Hope seat clamp is machined from billet aluminium to match the rest of your Hope components and uses a hard-wearing brass seat for the QR lever pivot. The seat clamp collar is now a universal design, so you can convert your bolted collar to QR or QR collar to a bolted design.

NB. The QR version does not come with bolt.

Hope QR

Hope QR

The Hope seat clamp is machined from billet aluminium to match the rest of your Hope components and uses a hard-wearing brass seat for the QR lever pivot. The seat clamp collar is now a universal design, so you can convert your bolted collar to QR or QR collar to a bolted design.

NB. The QR version does not come with bolt.

Pedals

Hope F20 Flat Pedal

Hope F20 Flat Pedal

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

Sorry, no accessories available at this time
2015 Alpine Five Geometry
Alpine Five Geometry
Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size S M L XL
Seat Tube Length 16 in. 17 in. 19 in. 21 in.
A. Head Angle 66.5° 66.5° 66.5° 66.5°
B. Seat Angle (actual) 71.5° 71.5° 71.5° 71.5°
B. Seat Angle (effective) 74° 74° 74° 74°
C. Top Tube (actual) 554 570 590 607
D. Top Tube (effective) 580 600 620 640
E. Bottom Bracket Height (from ground) 338 338 338 338
Bottom Bracket height (from axles) -32 -32 -32 -32
F. Chainstay 455 455 455 455
G. Head Tube 110 120 140 140
H. Wheel base 1168 1189 1212 1232
J. Reach 400 420 432 445
K. Stack 622 635 653 671
T. Rear Travel 140 140 140 140
Stem Length 70 70 70 90
Standover 723 744 787 806
Unless otherwise indicated all measurements are in mm. Frame angles are measured static, without rider sag. Bottom bracket height measured from ground with 740 mm Ø tyre.
technical Info
fork travel
OPTIMUM MAXIMUM MINIMUM
140 mm 150 mm 140 mm
Single crown Triple Clamp
Shock Length 190 mm
Rear Hub 142 mm x 12mm
Seatpost Ø 30.9 mm
Front Derailleur E-Type
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

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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