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 DPX2 Performance 230x65Headsets: Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer
Forks: Fox Performance 36 Float 170mm 27.5
DrivetrainChains: SRAM NX 11spdShifters: SRAM NX EagleCassettes: SRAM NX Eagle 1230 11-50TChain Device: Not IncludedBottom Brackets: SRAM DUBChainsets: Truvativ Descendant 6k EagleRear Mech: SRAM GX Eagle 12spd
Wheel and TyresWheelsets: WTB ST Light i30 on Strange Pro 27Tyres: Maxxis DHR II 2.4 Exo TR 27.5
BrakingBrakes:SRAM Guide RE 200/180
Finishing KitSaddles: WTB Silverado CompHandlebars: Burgtec RideWide Enduro 800mmGrips: Strange 130 Single Lock-On BlackSeatposts: SDG Tellis 150mmSeat Clamps: Strange BoltedStems: Race Face Chester M35 x 40mm