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.
SIZES AND COLOURSSizes: S,M,L,XL,XXLColour: Fizzy Orange / Cosmic White / Cyan Blue / Norlando Grey / Matt Wasabi Green / Matt Charcoal Black
Frame and Fork
6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5. Rear wheel travel: 165.Swingarms: Bolt Type Allen Key Head (Boost 148mm Hub)Rear Shocks: Fox Float X2 Factory 230x65Headsets: Hope Black - 44mm for Tapered SteererForks: Fox Factory 36 Float 170mm 27.5 (black)
DrivetrainChains: Shimano XT 12spdShifters: Shimano XT 12spdCassettes: Shimano XT 10-51TChain Device: MRP 1xBottom Brackets: Hope 30mm BlackChainsets: Hope Black 34tRear Mech: Shimano XT 12spd
Wheel and TyresWheelsets: Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + DT Swiss 350 27.5Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3c EXO TR / DHR II 2.4 EXO TR 27.5
BrakingBrakes: Shimano XT Trail 203/180
Finishing KitSaddles: SDG Radar Steel Rail Black/BlackHandlebars: Renthal Fat Bar 800mm M35Grips: Strange 130 Single Lock-On BlackSeatposts: Fox Factory Transfer 150mm DropSeat Clamps: Hope Bolted BlackStems: Hope M35 x 35mm Black