The Challenge: How do we go about updating a bike in our range whose legion of fans don't want us to change anything?
The answer, as with everything we do, is with great care and a stack of test feedback.
The new Alpine 6 has been through one of the most intensive prototyping programs we've ever done – the result is spectacular.
With the introduction of the 230mm metric shock, we have revised the suspension layout to increase the rear travel. We've also tuned the frame to be more progressive to retain a bottomless feel and improve small bump smoothness, treading that fine line that keeps wallow at bay and gives the Alpine 6 all the control it needs.
The geometry has also been under the microscope and refined to match the new suspension performance, resulting in more agility, stability and confident speed.
When you come upon one of those unholy beasts of a trail, this is the bike to take it on at full-gas and tame it.
Frame 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing Fork Fox Factory 38 Float 170mm 27.5 (black Boost Rear Shock Fox Float X2 Factory 230x65 Stem Hope Black 35mm Handlebar Renthal Fatbar 800mm Grip Strange grappler 130 Single Lock-On Black Brakes Shimano XT 4 pot Shifters Shimano XT 12spd Rear der Shimano XT 12spd Crankset Hopee 32t Seatpost Fox Factory Transfer 175mm Drop Saddle SDG Strange Bel Air III Hubs Hope Pro 4 (Black) 27 Rims Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) Tires Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3c EXO TR / DHR 2.4 EXO TR 2 Finish Fizzy Orange Sizes 4 S, M, L, XL)
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