Orange 2014 Alpine 160 AM Full Suspension MTB Bike

Product Code: 129491
£2199.00 WAS £2,799.00 Save 21% GBP
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Product Description

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 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.

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.

Why the Alpine 160 AM?

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.

 

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Specifications
SizesXS,S,M,L 
ColourIce White 
Tubeset6061-T6 Monocoque/Reynolds Custom Butted Aluminium Tube 
Rear ShockFox Evolution Series CTD 
Swing ArmMaxle 142mm 
ForksFox Float 34 26 160 CTD Evolution 15QR T/S 
F MechShimano SLX 
R MechShimano SLX Shadow + 10spd 
ShiftersShimano SLX R Fire + 
ChainsetRace Face Respond Double + Bash 22/32 
CassetteShimano HG62-10 11-36T 
BrakesShimano Deore 180/180 
WheelsetFormula 15mm/142 x 12mm + Mavic EN321 26 
TyresMaxxis Minion F/ High Roller R 26 x 2.35 
HeadsetCane Creek 40.ZS49/10.EC49 Tapered Steerer  
StemRace Face Chester 
S PostRace Face Ride  
SaddleSDG Falcon Orange Special Edition 
H BarsRace Face Chester 740 
PedalsFlat 
B BracketRace Face X Type 
Hope PackNone