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
Specs & Options
Sizes - S,M,L,XL,XXL
Frame & Fork
6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing. Wheel Size: 27.5. Rear wheel travel: 165.
Swingarms - Bolt Type Allen Key Head (Boost 148mm Hub)
Rear Shocks - RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate 230x65
Headsets - Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer
Forks - RockShox Lyrik Ultimate 170mm 27.5 (black)
Chains - SRAM GX Eagle
Shifters - SRAM GX Eagle
Cassettes - SRAM CS XG 1275 10-50t Eagle 12spd
Chain Device - Not Included
Bottom Brackets - SRAM DUB
Chainsets - SRAM Descendant Carbon Eagle 34t
Rear Mech - SRAM XO1 Eagle 12spd
Wheel & Tyres
Wheelsets - 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
Saddles - SDG Radar Steel Rail Black/Black
Handlebars - Renthal Fat Bar 800mm M35
Grips - Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black
Seatposts - Fox Transfer Elite 150mm Drop
Seat Clamps - Strange BoltedStemsHope M35 x 35mm Black