Check out the all new Orange Bikes Alpine 160. Available from Blazing Bikes on 01694 781515. Best prices and service on Orange Bikes.
Key Features at a glance:
- Redesigned frame; lighter and more active suspension.
- Available in two base models AM and RS with additional custom options
- 26 inch wheels
- 160mm travel, front and rear
- 142 x12 Rear Axle, Direct Mount rear derailleur compatibility
Alpine 160 AM – £2799.99 – Available 3 June 2013
This bike is pretty much the Five AM replacement. Designed to be a proper all-round mountain bike for proper mountains. With a double crankset and bashring, it keeps your options open, taking on the all the ups and downs from trail centres to unknown back-country adventures.
Alpine 160 AM on Orange BIkes’ site.
Alpine 160 RS – £3,599.99 - Available 17 June 2013
A single chainring 1×10 set-up with a dropper post as standard equipment, this one’s built for the tough guys. It’s fast, big-travel trail bike and the perfect Enduro tool.
Alpine 160 RS on Orange BIkes’ site.
Alpine 160 Frame – from £1,599.99 : Available immediately
Light, sleek, reliable single pivot rear suspension. We cannot think of a better starting point for a big travel all-mountain bike. (Image shown has optional Hope Seat Clamp, Fox Float Factory Series CTD Kashima rear shock)
Alpine 160 Frame on Orange Bikes’ site.
What Orange have said:
Our big mountain 160 mm travel chassis gets an overhaul. With ‘best-in-class’ plaudits from all directions for the last version of the Alpine 160, we had to be sure not to take anything away from that magic formula. After a long development period and lots of careful design tweaks, the feedback from our test riders says we’ve got it right.
The redesigned frame set sheds two thirds of a pound (or 0.3 of a kilo if you’re that way inclined). The pivot point has been tweaked to make the rear suspension more active with newer platform shocks, plus we’ve added touches like the 142 x 12 rear axle drop-outs, and we’ve brought back the shock-slider for the geometry adjustment boffins. All in all it adds up to the best handling, best climbing Alpine 160 to date.
As far as that old wheel size debate goes, when it comes to tight, steep, gnarly and rough; 26 inch wheels with burly tyres have never let us down, and that’s not about to happen. While it’s fashionable to assert all the pros and cons of various wheel sizes, sometimes you just need to get on and ride, and that’s exactly what this bike is about, no-nonsense ride-ability in the most challenging of situations. Whatever the size of your round things.
Still no slouch on the climbs. Still the bike that will find traction where others fail and spin you to the top of technical climbs with ease. In the most literal sense of the term, the Alpine 160 is a mountain bike, built for anything.
You can expect to see a fully kitted Alpine 160 demo bike very soon here at MTB Shropshire/ Blazing Bikes. Call 01694 781515 for further details or to order your cool new Alpine 160