Alpine 6 Formula

RRP from: GBP £6,900.00

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The Alpine 6 is the de-facto big mountain leveller. Engineered to perform in the roughest mountain terrain. 

The Alpine 6 geometry is designed around 170mm front/160mm rear travel. With its slacker 64.5° head angle matched to the 170mm fork we get that alpine handling feel we all love; confident, unflappable and most importantly, fun.

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 and stronger than its predecessors. 

One of our most popular models and it's easy to see why. Whether in the heat of competition, or simply being ridden for laughs, the Alpine 6 has that spirit we love in a bike, the ability to surge through the rough stuff and rewards the rider that pushes hard.


Call us sentimental, but in our 30th year we can’t help reminiscing.

In the early days of Orange we had an exclusive model we named the Formula. They were never intended for sale, they were simply the best of the best and issued only to a select group of Team riders.

Based on that concept, we’ve decided to reinvent the Formula spec for the 21st century. Available on the iconic Five and Alpine 6. 

So exactly like the original Formulas – but with one tiny difference…

…now you can have one too.

The facts

Why the Alpine 6 Formula?

  • Frame designed and built in Britain
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • Single-pivot suspension for optimum performance, efficiency and reliability
  • 27.5" tubeless ready wheelset
  • Boost 148 rear hub spacing
  • Alpine-trail honed geometry
  • Long top tube and wheelbase coupled to a shorter stem for high-speed stability
  • Unique monocoque aluminium and tubing chassis
  • 170mm Front/160mm rear travel
  • Special Polished graphics on Black Anodised frame finish
  • Race Face Arc 31 Carbon 27.5 + Hope Pro 4 Wheelset
  • Cane Creek Helm 27.5 170mm Fork
  • Cane Creek DB In Line 216 x 63 Rear Shock
  • Fox Factory Transfer 150mm drop with internal dropper routing

Tough lightweight frames, handbuilt in Britain, featuring polished graphics on a sleek black anodised finish, then assembled with a dream component package that includes the ultimate tune-ability of Cane Creek’s Helm fork and DBair IL shock plus a wheelset centred on Race Face’s Arc 31 carbon rims show that the Formulas are focussed solely on performance.

Specs & Options  

Alpine 6 Formula

Alpine 6 Formula £6,900.00
Total price: £6,900.00

Sizes and Colours

  • XS
  • S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
Black Anodised


Frame & Fork

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

Cane Creek Helm 27.5 170mm
Rear Shock
Cane Creek DB In Line 216 x 63
Hope H/Set Black - 49mm for Tapered Steerer
Rear Axle
SRAM Maxle Ultimate 174mm (Boost 148mm Hub)

Wheels & Tyres

Race Face Arc 31 Carbon 27.5 (Grey) + Hope Pro 4 (Black)
Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3c EXO TR / DHR 2.4 EXO TR 2


SRAM Descendant Carbon Eagle 32t
Chain Device
Not Included
Rear Mech
SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold
SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold 10-50t
SRAM XX1 Eagle
Bottom Bracket
SRAM XX1 Eagle Gold


Shimano Saint 203/180

Finishing Kit

Hope Stem 35mm x M35 Black
Renthal Fat Bar Carbon 800mm x 20mm rise M35
Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black
Fox Factory Transfer 150mm Drop
SDG Fly MTN Cromo Rail Black/Grey
Seat Clamp
Hope Bolted Black

Performance Packs


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

Orange RideGuard Fender Blue and Yellow

Orange RideGuard Fender Grey with Blue and Orange

2017-18 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
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
5'0"  —  5'6"
5'4"  —  5'7"
5'6"  —  5'10"
5'9"  —  6'1"
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?

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.


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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.


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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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