The Challenge: How do we endeavour to update a bike whose legion of fans don't want us to change anything?
The answer? Like everything we do, is with great care, passion and a stack of test feedback.
The new Alpine 6 RS has been through possibly the most extensive prototyping programs we've ever undertaken – the result is truly 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 provide increased smoothness over small bumps, flirting with that fine line that keeps wallow at bay and gives the Alpine 6 RS all the control it needs.
We've also thrown geometry under the microscope and refined it to match the new suspension performance, resulting in superb agility, stability and confident speed.
When you are lucky enough to come upon one of those unholy beasts of a trail, the Alpine 6 RS is the bike to take it on with everything you've got and tame it.
Why the Alpine 6 RS?
- Brand New monocoque 6061-T6 aluminium frame
- Designed and built in Britain
- 5 year frame warranty with Limited Lifetime Crash Replacement
- Unique Single-pivot suspension for optimum performance, efficiency and reliability
- New Radically revised, more progressive frame suspension layout with 230x65mm metric shock
- New Reworked Alpine geometry for confidence, speed and stability
- New 170mm Front/165mm rear travel
- New Frame Bottle Bosses
- Boost 148 rear hub spacing
- Bike Builder: Component upgrades available
- 6 custom colour options
Frame - 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5. Rear wheel travel: 165.
Swingarm - Bolt Type Allen Key Head (Boost 148mm Hub)
Rear Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate 230x65
Headset - Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer
Fork - RockShox Zeb Ultimate 170mm 27.5 (black)
Chain - SRAM GX Eagle
Shifter - SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette - SRAM CS XG 1275 10-52t Eagle 12spd
Chain Device - Not Included
Bottom Bracket - SRAM DUB
Chainset - SRAM GX Eagle Eagle 34t
Rear Mech - SRAM GX Eagle 12spd
Wheelset - 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
Rim Decals - Standard Rim Decals
Brakes - Shimano XT Trail 203/180
Saddle - SDG Radar Steel Rail Black/Black
Handlebar - Burgtec RideWide Enduro 800mm
Grips - Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black
Seatpost - Fox Transfer Elite 175mm Drop
Seat Clamp - Strange BoltedStemsHope M35 x 35mm Black