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 S spec:
Frame 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing Fork RockShox Yari 170 RC Boost Rear Shock RockShox Super Deluxe Select 230x65 Stem Race Face Chester M35 x 40mm Handlebar Burgtec RideWide Enduro DB 800mm Grip Strange Grappler Lock-On Brakes Shimano Deore 6100 203/180 Shifters SRAM SX Eagle Rear der SRAM SX Eagle 12spd Crankset SRAM SX Eagle 32t Seatpost KS Ragei 150mm Drop Saddle WTB Silverado Sport Hubs Strange Pro 27 Rims WTB ST Light i30 Tires Maxxis DHR II 2.4 Exo TR 27.5 Finish Matt Charcoal/Fizzy Orange Sizes 5 (XS, S, M, L, XL)
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