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: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate 230x65Headsets: Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered SteererForks: RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 170mm 27.5 (black)
DrivetrainShifters: SRAM GX Eagle : Cassettes: SRAM CS XG 1275 10-50t Eagle 12spdBottom Brackets: SRAM DUBChainsets: SRAM Descendant Carbon Eagle 34tRear Mech: SRAM XO1 Eagle 12spdChains: SRAM GX Eagle
Wheel and TyresChain Device: Not IncludedWheelsets: E13 TRS 30mm 27.5 (Grey) + Hope Pro 4 (Black)Tyres: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3c EXO TR / DHR II 2.4 EXO TR 27.5
BrakingBrakes: Shimano XT Trail 203/180
Finishing KitSeatposts: Fox Transfer Elite 150mm DropSeat Clamps: Strange BoltedStems: Hope M35 x 35mm BlackSaddles: SDG Radar Steel Rail Black/BlackHandlebars: Renthal Fat Bar 800mm M35Grips: Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black