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  • Exclusive | Orange Alpine Evo Review a big travel bike with trail bike manners
  • singletrackandi
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    The Orange Alpine Evo is the latest development in the Alpine range, offering big travel capabilities in a lively and efficient trail-friendly package …

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    thegeneralist
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    Just thought I’d get in with this huge positive before the haterz paste their normal reaction in….

    SRAM UDH rear hanger system.

    Seems like such a small thing, but shows a step in the right direction and a certain amount of respect for customers, that is sorely lacking in other manufacturers

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    ride a 27.5in wheeled bike again, and your mind is blown

    Trail came alive?

    DrP
    Full Member

    Interesting fact…
    I was dropping in behind Joe Barnes at the Southern Enduro champs last weekend. Stage 4 i think.
    He headed off. I said to my mate behind “was that Joe Barnes??”. He said “I dunno”. I think it was Joe.

    STW can use that in a press release if they want…? 😉

    DrP

    thegeneralist
    Full Member

    Joe Barnes in the presence of greatness…

    DrP
    Full Member

    LOLZ!!

    DrP

    Rubber_Buccaneer
    Full Member

    I think it was Joe

    Did you not ask when you caught him?

    rickon
    Free Member

    I’m really surprised by how different the geometry is for a bike that looks so similar to 2019’s model.

    Ozak42
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    £5,900 and it’s only got a 5 year warranty. Even a new Carrera comes with a lifetime warranty these days.
    Not much faith in your product.

    Rickos
    Free Member

    Lifetime warranty means lifetime of the bike, not your lifetime. Read the small print and Carrera probably suggest their frame has a life of around 5 years too.

    Anyway, to say a bike with geo numbers like this has trail bike manners is pushing it a bit, no? Unless a trail bike is something else these days.

    brant
    Free Member

    £5,900 and it’s only got a 5 year warranty. Even a new Carrera comes with a lifetime warranty these days.
    Not much faith in your product.

    Made in Britain though. Shame you hate your country.

    Ozak42
    Full Member

    The Carrera is for the time you own the bike. As for Bird, I own it’s a lifetime warranty that’s transferable to someone else if I sell the bike.

    Ozak42
    Full Member

    My country has made terrible decisions in this Tory era, so no, not the biggest fan.

    LancashireKiwi
    Full Member

    Looks like Orange have made their equivalent of the Nomad, looking forward to demoing both.

    endomick
    Free Member

    Ey up, imagine the prices if they were made down in that there London.
    Wonder what’s cheaper, sheets of 6061 to fold up yourself vs butted n hydroformed tubing.

    robertajobb
    Full Member

    Depends how many you are making and if you’re happy to use slave / child labour in an oppressive regime, or grown ups on a decent wage. I prefer that latter because that’s better for us all in the long term

    chakaping
    Free Member

    Anyway, to say a bike with geo numbers like this has trail bike manners is pushing it a bit, no? Unless a trail bike is something else these days.

    I haven’t ridden the new alpine, but the previous model and my own stage 6 are very lively and responsive to pedal input. They climb better than some proper short travel bikes I’ve owned and they are fun on the flat.

    I always describe my S6 as more of a trail bike in how it feels.

    Now a 63deg head angle does put a slight damper on the twisty single-track fun, but it brings so much benefit for steep or fast riding at the same time

    kimbers
    Full Member

    Did he mention the weight?

    sargey2003
    Full Member

    @Brant

    How does criticising the warranty turn into hating one’s country?

    Nasty.

    brant
    Free Member

    How does criticising the warranty turn into hating one’s country?

    Nasty.

    🤦🏻‍♂️
    How does “only” giving a 5 year warranty imply a lack of confidence in your products.

    chakaping
    Free Member

    They increased the warranty from two to five years, as the prices went up and they’d had a spate of cracked swingarms.

    I think it’s pretty good personally and would go a long way to justifying the frame price (which has got a bit high).

    brant
    Free Member

    I think it’s pretty good personally and would go a long way to justifying the frame price (which has got a bit high).

    Every week I watch Friday Fails on pinkbike and thank myself that I’m not in the bike industry any more, with arseholes who insist that huge crashes are normal use and things that fail are “not of merchantable quality” or “not fit for purpose”.

    OwenP
    Full Member

    @Brant every single one of those crashes is actually caused by chain suck.

    sargey2003
    Full Member

    @Brant

    Whether it was a valid commentary on the warranty has no relevance to one’s opinion of one’s country – why are you attempting to link the two totally different things?

    That is a very poor form of discussion.

    Do I think a 5 yr warrnty sufficient? Yes.

    Do I think that gives any indication or has any relevance to what I think of my country? No, why would it?

    zerocool
    Full Member

    What do they mean by ‘neutral pivot position’? The pivot on my 2012 Alpine 160 was pretty much inline with the chain line (32 tooth ring, 11-36 cassette) and that pedalled pretty damn well.

    glenbob
    Free Member

    When my whyte G160 has gone to the big bike grave yard, i think this may be its replacement…Looks sorted

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