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 XTR 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 XTR 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 XTR is the bike to take it on with everything you've got and tame it.
Wby the Alpine 6 XTR?
- 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 - SRAM Maxle Ultimate (Boost 148 Hub)
Rear Shocks - Fox Float X2 Factory 230x65
Headsets - Hope Black - 44mm for Tapered Steerer
Forks - Fox Factory 36 Float 170mm 27.5 (black)
Chains - Shimano XTR
Shifters - Shimano XTR
Cassettes - Shimano XTR 10-51T
Chain Device - OneUp Chain Guide
Bottom Brackets - Shimano Hollow Tech II
Chainsets - Shimano XTRRear MechShimano XTR 12spd
Wheel & Tyres
Wheelsets - Stans Flow Mk3 (Silver) + Hope Pro 4 (Black) 27
Tyres - Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 3c EXO TR / DHR II 2.4 EXO TR 27.5
Rim Decals - Standard Rim Decals
Brakes - Shimano XTR 203/180
Saddles - SDG Radar Cromo Rail Black/Black
Handlebars - Burgtec RideWide 800mm Carbon M35
Grips - Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black
Seatposts - Fox Factory Transfer 150mm Drop
Seat Clamps - Hope Bolted Black
Stems - Burgtec MK2 Enduro Black 35mm