Anyone else preorder a Dialled Alpine MK3?
My goodness they look good in orange. Might be tempted by that colour if I get my Mk1 re-sprayed again. Also really like the new headtube. Might look into the possibility of getting an XX44 welded in place of the one that’s on mine atm, if the availability of 1 1/8 forks becomes an issue!!Posted 4 years agowinchMember
I’ve now had a couple of great rides on mine, one down sticks pass on Helvellyn, the second a quick blast around LLandegla and loving it so far. Big thanks to Mike for getting the frame to me (where I was staying in the Lakes) in time so that I could build it up in the holiday cottage and get some riding in before the end of my holiday! Luckily I’d managed not to forget any components when packing my suitcase!
Detailing on the headtube looks superb.
I like the gothic graphics but will be interested to see the updated ones.
Hope V4’s proved themselves worthy on Helvellyn and feel amazing.
Mincing XC tyre was removed as soon as I had access to a compressor!
My mother always says, “Don’t ride your 160’s at Llandegla or you’ll not feel the benefit”. On her advice I’ll be dropping them down to 140 very soon. Great feeling fork though and suit the frame very nicely.
I actually like the simplicity of just having the 203mm rotor without an adaptor, it looks cleaner and setting the brake up was a doddle.
The finished article, well almost. I’ll be swapping my SS nano’s on once I can remove them from my old cranks 😡 and getting a KS Lev on once funds allow.
Summit of Helvellyn 😀
LLandegla, lots of fun but should have listened to mother. Also mangled my rear mech because I thought I’d risk running the chain too short. Clutch mech and new chain now on order.
Anyhow, thanks again to Mike for a fantastic frame and great service. I’ve not quite got it set up how I want it just yet but initial impressions are it is so much sturdier than my Soul was and is much more the kind of bike I want to be riding. Landing jumps the lack of flex is much more confidence inspiring and so far I’ve not found it to be uncomfortable. One thing I was very pleased about is it climbs well even with the 160’s on. I’ll give some more impressions of it once I’ve spent some more time on it 😀Posted 4 years agomike-at-dialledbikesMember
Nice to see the frames getting built up. That white one really does look cool and I’m glad we went for that colour in the end.
Regarding stickers, the “proper” stickers arrived today, but they’re about 200% too big! Sticker maker has been notified and anyone with a Mk3 Alpine who wants to upgrade from Gothic stickers to the newer ones at a later date, I will send them out free of charge.
There won’t be an Alpine name sticker on these frames. It’s engraved on the seat stay brace, so no need. Eventually, I want all my frames to have zero Dialled Bikes stickers on them and just have the Reynolds tubing stickers – as I hear they have magic properties (especially the 853 one) which prevent rust, so we need to keep those 😉
Thanks to everyone who pre-ordered and if anyone else fancies one now they have seen them, I still have about 60 frames left out of the batch so get in touch.Posted 4 years ago
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