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||Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large|
|Frame||6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5. Rear wheel travel: 165.|
|Cassette||SRAM CS XG 1275 10-50t Eagle 12spd|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 170mm 27.5 (black)|
|Crankset||SRAM Descendant Carbon Eagle 34t|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate 230x65|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Seatpost||Fox Transfer Elite 150mm Drop|
|Handlebar||Renthal Fat Bar 800mm M35|
|Rims||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|
|Brakes||Shimano XT Trail 203/180|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle|
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