The Orange Alpine 6 replaces the much loved Alpine 160 in our range. This new frame is the Alpine 160 re-engineered and we’ve revamped every aspect of the bike’s performance. The Orange Alpine 6 is designed around 170mm front/160mm rear travel. We’ve slackened the head angle half a degree to keep the same alpine handling feel we love, yet make the most of the fork’s extra 10mm.
The compact rear end we debuted on the Four model makes its way to the Orange Alpine 6, shortening the chainstay significantly by 9mm. The repositioned pivot also means that the whole rear triangle is more compact and more active. With the shock now effectively lowered in the chassis, the ramp-up effect is improved, and feedback from test riders has been nothing but positive. With even less flex in the rear, it’s more active over small bumps and inspires confidence over the really rough stuff.
Even with the shortening of the rear triangle, other small changes in the frame construction mean that we retain a long and stable wheelbase along with the long top-tube/short stem model we love. 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 Orange Alpine 6 frame is significantly lighter than its predecessor.
While we have done everything we can to keep the Orange Alpine 6 the same as the Alpine 160, everything has changed – and we think you’re going to love it.
The Orange Alpine 6 S runs extremely capable RockShox suspension, a 1×11 speed drivetrain and includes internal routing for a dropper seatpost-post, but still offers loads of custom options with our bike builder platform.
|Frame & Fork|
|Tubeset||6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing|
|Rear Axle||12 x 148mm OLD Bolt Thru Axle|
|Fork||RockShox Yari 170 RC Boost|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Monarch Plus R 216 x 63mm|
|Headset||Cane Creek 49mm|
|Crankset||Race Face Ride Single 32t|
|Front Mech||Top Guide Chain Device|
|Rear Mech||Shimano SLX Shadow + 11spd|
|Cassette||SRAM PG1130 11-42 11spd|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX 11spd|
|Bottom Bracket||Race Face|
|Chain||SRAM PC1110 11spd|
|Wheels & Tyres|
|Wheelset||Formula + Alex MD25 27.5″|
|Tyres||Maxxis High Roller II Exo TR 2.3|
|Brakes||Shimano M615 180mm/160mm|
|Stem||Race Face Chester M35 40mm|
|Handlebar||Race Face Chester Riser 780mm M35|
|Seatpost||Race Face Ride|
|Saddle||Kore Durox IE|
|Seat Clamp||Strange QR|