2014 Orange Alpine 160 RS - All Mountain Big Hitting Machine!
The 2014 Orange Alpine 160 RS.....so why RS?.....A single chainring 1x10 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.
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 RS 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 RS
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 Factory Kashima FIT 15QR T/S
Rear Shock Fox Float Factory Series CTD Kashima
Rear Wheel Travel 160mm
Bottom Bracket Race Face X Type
Front Mech MRP G3 Mini
Rear Mech Shimano Zee Shadow + 10spd
Shifters Shimano SLX R Fire +
Chainset Race Face Respond Single 32T
Brakes Shimano SLX 180/180
Hubs Hope Pro II Evo 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 Rock Shox Reverb
SaddleSDG Falcon Orange Special Edition
Handlebars Race Face Chester 740
Cassette Shimano HG62-10 11-36T
Upgrades Available see options
Orange Bikes Frame Paint Colours
Ice White - Std
Jet Black - Std
Passion Red - Std