Alpine 6 E S

RRP from: GBP £5,600.00


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.


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


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


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


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)


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


Under 3 kg


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 S

Alpine 6 E S £5,600.00
Total price: £5,600.00

Sizes and Colours

  • S
  • M
  • L
Fizzy Orange

Frame & Fork

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

RockShox Yari RC 170mm 27.5
Rear Shock
RockShox Monarch Plus R DB 216x63
Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer
Rear Axle
Bolt Type Allen Key Head (Boost 148mm Hub)

Wheels & Tyres

Joytech front + Hope Pro 4 rear, Kore Realm 3.0 27.5
Maxxis DHR II 2.4 Exo TR 27.5


Shimano E8050 34t Ring
Chain Device
Rear Mech
Shimano SLX 11spd Shadow Plus
Shimano SLX 11-46t 11spd
Shimano SLX 11spd
Bottom Bracket
Shimano E8000 DU Integrated
Shimano HG-X 11


Shimano MT500 203/203

Finishing Kit

Kore Cubix 35mm x M35
Kore Durox M35 780mm
Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black

Strange 130 Single Lock-On Orange

Kore Dropper 150mm
Kore Conex
Seat Clamp
Strange QR

HOPE F20 Orange

Hope F20 Black


Performance Packs


Mudhugger FR Grey Decal

Front Race Mudhugger as used by World Cup and Enduro World Series riders, gives you better forward vision at high speeds in wet and muddy conditions.

The perfect winter accessory to keep the UK trail mud out of your eye's when you are having fun over the wetter months.

2018 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
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
5'4"  —  5'7"
5'6"  —  5'10"
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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