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.
- 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 - SRAM Maxle Ultimate (Boost 148 Hub)
Rear Shock - Fox Float X2 Factory 230x65
Headset - Hope Black - 44mm for Tapered Steerer
Forks - Fox Factory 38 Float 170mm 27.5 (black)
Chain - Shimano XTR
Shifter - Shimano XTR
Cassette - Shimano XTR 10-51T
Chain Device - OneUp Chain Guide
Bottom Bracket - Shimano Hollow Tech II
Chainset - Shimano XTR
Rear Mech - Shimano XTR 12spd
Wheelset - 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
Saddle - SDG Strange Bel Air III
Handlebar - Burgtec RideWide 800mm Carbon M35
Grips - Strange 130 Single Lock-On Black
Seatpost - Fox Factory Transfer 175mm Drop
Seat Clamp - Hope Bolted Black
Stem - Burgtec MK3 Enduro Black 35mm