Alpine 6 E RS

RRP from: GBP £6,800.00

2019 Alpine 6 E RS Shown in Mustard Yellow
2019 Alpine 6 E RS Shown in Mustard Yellow
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Overview  

We've been closely watching e-bike components maturing since the very first prototypes. Our first thought was, if we're going to do this we need to build what we would call a proper bike not a 'concept' piece for the show halls but a working, useable mountain bike for the terrain we ride. The E.P.O. program was born.

Working with Shimano we based our design around the E-8000 pedal assist drive. We like so many features of this unit. Standard MTB pedal Q-factor, zero drag and most importantly the fact that we do not have to compromise our geometry. The Alpine 6 E rides much like a standard Alpine 6, with extra ‘Vroooom’ on the ascents. We added 20mm to the wheelbase to keep the front down when climbing under power and to give more stability at speed. 

The resulting bikes have been a revelation. Every test rider has come back raving about their experience on the bike and how it will bring a major new way of thinking for the sport.

We just love where e-biking is going and we think the Alpine 6 E is a benchmark in that progression. We think you will too.

THE DRIVE UNIT

We've chosen to work with Shimano, using the E8000 pedal assist system. The features it offers work extremely well for us.
Due to the size of the drive unit, no change to bike geometry is necessary. The E-bike you see here is the exact same geometry as our Alpine 6 model.

The power is delivered when the rider starts pedalling. We've found with the Shimano E8000 unit the power is smooth and controllable, even in boost mode. This is crucial on the technical terrain we love to ride. 

Unlike other drive units on the market, the Shimano E8000 crankset has the same Q-factor as the human powered cranks you are used to, this means no awkward changes to your pedalling position. This drive unit also has a zero-drag feature, so as you surge past the assisted power, often into descents, all of your pedal input goes into the drive, rather than dragging the motor's "gearbox". This gives a really responsive feel, when you're hitting those high-velocity descents. You soon forget you're riding an E-bike until the assist kicks in again to help power you up the next climb.  

Shimano E=8000

TECHNICAL SPECS

Here are the technical specifications of the Shimano E8000 drive unit.

PEDAL ASSIST MODES

All three support modes will assist until 16mph.

  • ECO - Riding support while enabling maximum range
  • TRAIL - Gradual support for encouraging sportive riding
  • BOOST - Full support for maximum boost and uncompromised climbing
  • WALK ASSIST - As additional mode, walk assist can be easily enabled with the assist switch

COMPACT CONCEPT

Short chainstays (shorter chainstay length ensuring better manoeuvrability)
Narrow Q-factor of 177mm (compact and lightweight design for better handling with same Q-factor as current Shimano XT)

PERFORMANCE

Maximum power: 500 W
Nominal power: 250 W
Maximum torque: 70 Nm

WEIGHT OF DRIVE UNIT

Under 3 kg

LI-ION BATTERY

Integrated version (504Wh)
Charging: 80% after 2,5 hrs / 5 hrs from 0 to 100%
Battery life: 1,000 cycles

The facts

Why the Alpine 6 E?

  • Frame designed and built in Britain
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • Compact swing arm with single-pivot suspension for the optimum performance, efficiency and reliability
  • 170mm front/160mm rear travel
  • Boost 148mm rear hub spacing
  • Alpine-trail honed geometry
  • Long top tube short stem for high-speed stability
  • Shimano E8000 250W drive unit with 70Nm torque
  • 504Wh Lithium Ion battery
  • Same 177mm Q-Factor as a standard MTB crankset

Specs & Options  

Alpine 6 E RS

Alpine 6 E RS £6,800.00
Total price: £6,800.00

Sizes and Colours

Sizes
  • S
  • M
  • L
Colour
Decals
Orange Decals

Frame & Fork

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

Fork
RockShox Lyrik RC2 170mm 27.5 (black)

Fox Factory 36 Float 170mm 27.5 Black

Fox Factory 36 Float 170mm 27.5 (black)

The award-winning 36 gets a huge performance boost with the new FIT GRIP2 4-way adjustable damper. Equipped with patent-pending Variable Valve Control (VVC) high- and low-speed rebound adjuster, improved compression damping and less friction overall, the 2019 36 offers a new level of performance and adjustability that matches Fox's X2 shocks.

Fox Factory 36 Float 170mm 27.5 Orange

Fox Factory 36 Float 170mm 27.5 (orange)

The award-winning 36 gets a huge performance boost with the new FIT GRIP2 4-way adjustable damper. Equipped with patent-pending Variable Valve Control (VVC) high- and low-speed rebound adjuster, improved compression damping and less friction overall, the 2019 36 offers a new level of performance and adjustability that matches Fox's X2 shocks.

Rear Shock
RockShox Monarch Plus DB RC3 216x63

Fox Float X2 Factory 216x63

Fox Float X2 Factory 216x63

Factory says it all. The best-of-the-best technology Fox have to offer is available in their Factory Series models with their buttery smooth, and ultra durable Genuine Kashima Coat. This product is World Cup proven.

  • XV EVOL air sleeve with 300psi max
  • Progressive bottom-out bumper
  • Angled tank valve to improve pump clearance
  • X2 2-position Open/Firm lever retains high and low speed compression adjustment
  • High- and low-speed compression and high- and low-speed rebound adjustment
  • Advanced RVS damping system provides more tunability
  • Buttery smooth Genuine Kashima Coat

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Headset
Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer

Hope 49mm Black

Hope 49mm Black

Hope's tapered headset, designed to fit tapered forks, includes:

  • Replaceable stainless steel bearings which resist corrosion
  • Split crown race for easy installation and removal
  • Comes complete with Hope's Head Doctor top cap
  • Multiple seals to keep out the elements

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Hope 49mm Orange

Hope 49mm Orange

Hope's tapered headset, designed to fit tapered forks, includes:

  • Replaceable stainless steel bearings which resist corrosion
  • Split crown race for easy installation and removal
  • Comes complete with Hope's Head Doctor top cap
  • Multiple seals to keep out the elements

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Rear Axle
Hidden Tool Free QR Lever 12 x 174mm (Boost 148mm Hub)

Wheels & Tyres

Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + Hope Pro 4 (Black) 27

Hopetech Pro 4 Hubs are Incredibly versatile and easily serviceable with a proven reputation for bullet proof quality time and time again. Available in Black or Orange via the options system.


The new Stan's Flow MK3 Rim is wider, stronger, and lighter. The Flow’s legendary history on the World Cup DH circuit, combined with its WideRight 29mm internal width offers the perfect balance of tire stability for outstanding control at any speed. Genuine Bead Socket Technology rolls faster, corners harder, and withstands even bigger hits. Combined with a new shape, the Flow MK3 is born and bred for control at speed and perfect for technical trails and enduro racing. Laterally stiffer and more durable, our new alloy is also even lighter, putting the new Flow MK3 in a class by itself for all-mountain performance.

Wheelset
Race Face Arc 30 27.5 (Grey) + Hope Pro 4 (Black)
Tyres
Maxxis DHF 2.5 WT and DHR II 2.4 WT 27.5

Power Assist

Drive Units
Shimano E8000
Drive Displays
Shimano E8000 Cycle Computer
Control Switches
Batteries
E8020 504wh Integrated battery

Drivetrain

Crankset
Shimano E8050 34t Ring
Chain Device
Shimano CDE80
Rear Mech
SRAM XO1 Eagle 12spd
Cassette
SRAM NX Eagle 1230 11-50T
Shifters
SRAM Eagle 12spd E Spec
Bottom Bracket
Shimano E8000 DU Integrated
Chain
SRAM NX Eagle

Braking

Brakes
SRAM Guide RE 203/203

Hope Tech 3 E4 Black 203/203

Hope Tech 3 E4 Black 203/203

Tech 3 lever matched with the E4 caliper offers an excellent brake, perfect for the all mountain enduro rider.

  • Rigid CNC'd one piece caliper
  • E4 caliper uses 4x16mm phenolic pistons to give more usable power
  • Tech 3 lever offers 5% more power compared to Hope's previous lever
  • Ergonomic lever design to fit around other handle bar items
  • The Tech 3 lever is directly compatible with Shimano I-Spec shifters.

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Hope Tech 3 E4 Orange 203/203

Hope Tech 3 E4 Orange 203/203

Tech 3 lever matched with the E4 caliper offers an excellent brake, perfect for the all mountain enduro rider.

  • Rigid CNC'd one piece caliper
  • E4 caliper uses 4x16mm phenolic pistons to give more usable power
  • Tech 3 lever offers 5% more power compared to Hope's previous lever
  • Ergonomic lever design to fit around other handle bar items
  • The Tech 3 lever is directly compatible with Shimano I-Spec shifters.

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Shimano Saint 203/203

Shimano Saint 203/203

With its unrivalled durability, stability, and ergonomics, SAINT puts you fully in charge of your bike. Built for the eager downhill racer, SAINT lets you accelerate and decelerate at World Cup levels. If you want to enhance your concentration and channel your focus on white-knuckle downhill rides, this is the groupset for you. 

  • Consistent, powerful, and responsive braking with Shimano's 'Ice Technologies'
  • Advanced clad rotor with radiator fin
  • Easy and clean bleeding
  • Ergonomic antiskid lever
  • Free Stroke & tool less Reach Adjust

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Finishing Kit

Burgtec MK2 Enduro Black 35mm + Burgtec RideWide 800mm Carbon M35

Burgtec RideWide 800mm Carbon M35

Burgtec MK2 Enduro Black 35mm

Burgtec Mk2 Enduro Black 50mm + Burgtec RideWide 800mm Carbon M35

Burgtec RideWide 800mm Carbon M35

Burgtec Mk2 Enduro Black 50mm

Stem
Hope M35 x 35mm Black
Handlebar
Renthal FatBar M35 800mm
Grips
Strange 130 Lock - On Grips Black
Seatpost
RockShox Reverb 150mm with 1x Remote

Fox Factory Transfer Dropper 150mm Kashima

Fox Factory Transfer 150mm Kashima

The Transfer seatpost features low lever force and great modulation, making it easy to regulate return speed and small height adjustments.

  • Cable actuated with tool-free quick disconnect for easier installation and removal
  • Low lever force provides consistent actuation pressure even with saddle weighted or unweighted
  • Easy to modulate return speed with lever
  • Buttery smooth Genuine Kashima Coat

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Saddle
SDG Radar Steel Rail Black/Black
Seat Clamp
Strange QR

Hope Bolted Black

Hope Bolted Black

Dependable seat clamp from Hope, machined from billet 2014 T6 aluminium with a universal collar to allow easy interchange between bolt and quick release setup.

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Hope Bolted Orange

Hope Bolted Orange

Dependable seat clamp from Hope, machined from billet 2014 T6 aluminium with a universal collar to allow easy interchange between bolt and quick release setup.

Pictured in black but available here in orange.

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Hope QR Black

Hope QR Black

Dependable Quick Release seat clamp from Hope, machined from billet 2014 T6 aluminium. The QR lever pivots on a brass seat to ensure the durability of the item.

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Hope QR Orange

Hope QR Orange

Dependable Quick Release seat clamp from Hope, machined from billet 2014 T6 aluminium. The QR lever pivots on a brass seat to ensure the durability of the item.

Pictured in black but available here in orange.

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Pedals
Mudguards

Performance Packs

Accessories

E8020 504wh Integrated battery

Full Suspension Derailleur Hanger

Multi-Use Correx Plastic Bike Box

Deluxe Multi-Use Correx Plastic Bike Box

Select to have your bike send out from Orange in a deluxe, extra strong Correx plastic bike box, rather than our standard cardboard box.

These correx boxes are as used by our demo fleet which travel up and down the country with the couriers multiple times a week and hundreds of times a year. 

This is the ideal packaging for any forgien bike trip when you need a strong, weatherproof container to keep your pride and joy safe in transit when flying.

Can be flat packed for easy storage against a garage wall.

Assembled Box Dimensions:

159cm x 29cm x 88cm

Orange RideGuard Fender Black and Orange

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

Proven protection from front wheel spray and dirt, the Orange Bikes Rideguard is quick and easy to fit, durable, and protects your suspension fork seals. The Orange Bikes Rideguard fits  26”, 27.5”, 29”, Plus Size and Fat Bike wheel sizes.

  • Easy to install, includes 4 zip ties plus fitting instructions.
  • Includes the RideGuard SagSetter to help set your suspension correctly.
  • Fits the major suspension fork manufacturers, including Fox and Rockshox.
  • Maximum protection from tyre spray and flying debris.
  • Designed and made in Bristol, UK.

Orange RideGuard Fender Blue and Yellow

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

Proven protection from front wheel spray and dirt, the Orange Bikes Rideguard is quick and easy to fit, durable, and protects your suspension fork seals. The Orange Bikes Rideguard fits  26”, 27.5”, 29”, Plus Size and Fat Bike wheel sizes.

  • Easy to install, includes 4 zip ties plus fitting instructions.
  • Includes the RideGuard SagSetter to help set your suspension correctly.
  • Fits the major suspension fork manufacturers, including Fox and Rockshox.
  • Maximum protection from tyre spray and flying debris.
  • Designed and made in Bristol, UK.

Orange RideGuard Fender Grey with Blue and Orange

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

Proven protection from front wheel spray and dirt, the Orange Bikes Rideguard is quick and easy to fit, durable, and protects your suspension fork seals. The Orange Bikes Rideguard fits  26”, 27.5”, 29”, Plus Size and Fat Bike wheel sizes.

  • Easy to install, includes 4 zip ties plus fitting instructions.
  • Includes the RideGuard SagSetter to help set your suspension correctly.
  • Fits the major suspension fork manufacturers, including Fox and Rockshox.
  • Maximum protection from tyre spray and flying debris.
  • Designed and made in Bristol, UK.

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
2018 Alpine 6 E Geometry
ALPINE 6 E GEOMETRY
Monocoque/6061-T6 Custom Butted Aluminium tubing
Frame Size S M L
Seat Tube Length 16" 17" 18"
A. Head Angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
B. Seat Angle (Actual) 72° 72° 72°
B. Seat Angle (Effective) 74° 74° 74°
C. Top Tube 605 612 632
D. Top Tube (effective) 620 640 660
E. BB Height (from ground) 342 342 342
BB height (from axles -12 -12 -12
F. Chainstay 430 430 430
G. Head Tube 120 120 125
H. Wheel base 1211 1230 1251
J. Reach 444 463 481
K. Stack 619 619 622
T. Rear Travel 160 160 160
Standover 738 745 758
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
S
5'4"  —  5'7"
M
5'6"  —  5'10"
L
5'9"  —  6'1"

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?

What they say ...  

The Alpine 6 E tested by E-Mountainbike

A result of modern technology fusing with an iconic chassis, it’s simply brilliant.

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