Our big mountain 160 mm travel chassis gets an overhaul. With 'best-in-class' plaudits from all directions for the last version of the Alpine 160, we had to be sure not to take anything away from that magic formula. After a long development period and lots of careful design tweaks, the feedback from our test riders says we've got it right.
The redesigned frame set sheds two thirds of a pound (or 0.3 of a kilo if you're that way inclined). The pivot point has been tweaked to make the rear suspension more active with newer platform shocks, plus we've added touches like the 142 x 12 rear axle drop-outs, and we've brought back the shock-slider for the geometry adjustment boffins. All in all it adds up to the best handling, best climbing Alpine 160 to date.
As far as that old wheel size debate goes, when it come to tight, steep, gnarly and rough; 26 inch wheels with a burly tyre have never let us down, and that's not about to happen. While it's fashionable to assert all the pros and cons of various wheel sizes, sometimes you just need to get on and ride, and that's exactly what this bike is about, no-nonsense ride-ability in the most challenging of situations. Whatever the size of your round things.
Still no slouch on the climbs. Still the bike that will find traction where others fail and spin you to the top of technical climbs with ease. In the most literal sense of the term, the Alpine 160 is a mountain bike, built for anything. The Alpine 160 is a big-mountain dream machine, a serious bike for serious terrain. Ideal for an Alpine holiday or an all-day epic in the Lake District, it goes anywhere you dare. Want something a little smaller travel? The Five is the obvious choice. Have a look at the Patriot if you need a bike tuned more to descending.
Orange Alpine 160 RS spec:
Frame Monocoque/6061-T6 Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube ForkFox Float 34 26 160 CTD Factory Kashima FIT 15QR T/S Rear Shock Fox Fox Float Factory Series CTD Kashima Stem Race Face Chester Handlebar Race Face Chester 740mm Grip Strange Brakes Shimano SLX 180/180 Shifters Shimano SLX R Fire + Front der MRP G3 mini Rear der Shimano Zee Shadow + 10 sp Crankset Race Face Respond single 32t Seatpost Rockshox Reverb Saddle SDG Falcon Orange edition Hubs Hope Pro 2 evo Rims Mavic EN321 Tires Maxxis High Roller/minion 2.35 Finish Passion Red/Ice White/Jet Black
Sizes4 (XS, S, L, XL)
Ask about custom colours
Contact us for list of upgrades
FREE servicing for life
0% finance available upto 36 months - Apply online, instore or over the phone