2014 Orange Alpine 160 - All Mountain Big Hitting Machine!
The 2014 Orange Alpine.....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.
Orange Bikes 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 of the new 2014 Alpine 160 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 Orange Alpine 160 to date.
As far as that old wheel size debate goes, when it come to tight, steep, gnarly and rough; 26 inch wheels with a burly tyre 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 - 2014 Orange Five 650b.
Still no slouch on the climbs. The 2014 Orange Alpine 160 is 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.
Standard Specification 2014 Orange Alpine 160
Frame Sizes XS,S,M,L
Colour See options
Tubeset 6061-T6 Monocoque/Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube
Swing Arm Maxle 142mm
Fork Fox Float 34 26 160 CTD Evolution 15QR T/S
Rear Shock Fox Evolution Series CTD
Rear Wheel Travel 160mm
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Front Mech Shimano SLX
Rear Mech Shimano SLX Shadow + 10spd
Shifters Shimano SLX R Fire +
Chainset Race Face Respond Double + Bash 22/32
Brakes Shimano Deore 180/180
Hubs Formula 15mm/142 x 12mm
Rims Mavic EN321 26
Tyres Maxxis Minion F/ High Roller R 26 x 2.35
Headset Cane Creek 40.ZS49/10.EC49 Tapered Steerer
Stem Race Face Chester
Seatpost Race Face Ride
SaddleSDG Falcon Orange Special Edition
Handlebars Race Face Chester 740
Cassette Shimano HG62-10 11-36T
Upgrades Available see options
Freeride pack1 Upgrade:
SDG Falcon Orange Ti-Alloy Saddle/ Renthal Duo Stem/Renthal Fatbar
Orange Bikes Frame Paint Colours