A mountain bike for Alpine rides
The UK company forges ahead with a new version of the Alpine 160. This evolution keeps 26 inches wheels but improves the suspension work with a pivot a little moved and redesigned anchors for the rear shock. A single-pivot (with a “banana”arm) like this Orange has to fight against pedal bob and chain effects when the suspension is working or braking in action.
The position 2 of the shock mount opens a little the head angle to get more stability. Both do not affect the travel of the rear shock.
Otherwise, the frame is now ready for a 142x12mn rear axle – say bye bye to classic quick releases.
Nervetheless, even if an Orange Alpine will never be the most lighter or the most climber enduro bike, people in love with Orange knows that they will have a very special bike, with a strong identity. But engineers worked also on tubes to lighten the frame for this evolution ^^