I'm currently looking for a new bike and got interested in the alpine. Had the opportunity to try a 2012 five and it felt spot on! For me it felt like the perfect combination of stability and playfulness.
But i would prefer to go up in travel from my current bottlerocket. My hope is that the alpine feels like the five but just have more travel.
Anyone that has ridden both, is the alpine as playful as the five? any thoughts about how the two bikes "feels" is welcome.
I mostly go downhill but still want to be able to do trail and i will not be able to try a alpine myself..