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.
Orange Alpine 6 Pro spec:
Frame 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing Fork Fox Performance 38 Float 170mm 27.5 Rear Shock Fox Float DPX2 Performance 230x65 Stem Burgtec Enduro Black 42.5mm Handlebar Burgtec RideWide Enduro 800mm Grip Strange Grappler Lock-On Brakes SRAM Guide RE 200/180 Shifters Shimano SLX 12spd Rear der Shimano SLX 12spd Crankset Race Face Aeffect 32t Seatpost SDG Tellis 150mm Saddle WTB Silverado Comp Hubs Strange Pro27 Rims WTB ST Light i30 Tires Maxxis DHR II 2.4 Exo TR 27.5 Finish Fizzy Orange Sizes 4 (S, M, L, XL)
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