Orange alpine 160 -new build advice wanted
Fox 36 Talas – wanted float but couldn’t find any exactly when I wanted them
Lots of Hope.
3×10 XT – but I’d go. 1×10/11 these days.
Stan’s Flow on Hope
Bontrager FR4 front, FR3 rear tubeless
I wanted a light build but still strong. If you’re going coil, your choices are good, but I’d keep the RP23 for running in this country.Posted 4 years agotorihadaMember
I’m rebuilding my 160mm FS for the Alps (I pillaged it to build up a DH frame 2 yrs ago).
Most of the other guys I’m riding with are on Alpines; they’ve moved up to coil shocks but kept air forks. I think the RP23 is not sufficient for the Alpine in an Alpine environment. I’d at least want a Monarch plus/DHX or CCDB air. They also seem to be migrating to 1 x 10 / clutch mechs & ditching chain devices.
For my build I’m going with;
Mavic EN821s with hope hubs (replace EN823s)
1 x 10 NW
Zee FR clutch mech
Hope chain guard
replacement saint callipers
Lyrik U-turn coils (converted from 2 step air)
keeping the RP23 oversized air can
I’m trying to lighten it up as its going to get pedalled up as well as down.Posted 4 years agopbooker1995Member
Ive got an alpine that when i bought it was 34lbs. CCDBC and heav tyres etc.
Ive managed to get it below 30lbs with some careful choices.
Heres the spec, still very very good downhill yet pretty good uphill.
Fox 34 CTD 2014
FOX RP23 Boost Valve
Hope Race Evo M4 brakes with 203/180 rotors
Enve DH Carbon Bars
Flows on PRO 2 Evo’s
Rubber Queen front, ground control rear running tubeless.
Doesn’t look half bad either.
Posted 4 years agoorangefatladMember
I have Marz 55 rc3 and rp23. I’ve had vans, floats and for me the stanchions are just too much hassle. I’ve also had a CCDB which was ace going down but too much weight for all day riding. Mate has a CCDBA and I have to say that’s my next purchase!
I run 1×10 X0 gearing, renthals, hope tech m4, reverb, hope pro evo – flow EX. Minion/high roller tyres.
Hope that helps in some way!Posted 4 years agostevedeMember
Love my Alpine, it’s a 2009 front end (2012 rear end), here’s my spec:
Alpine 160 2009, 16″
CCDB air cs
Crossmax enduro wheels (currently conti baron front, maxxis exo 2.25 beaver rear)
Havoc carbon 750 bars
Raceface half nelson grips
Haven 55mm stem
Xtr trail brakes with 180mm ice tech rotors
Xo 170mm crank arms with direct mount spiderless works nw 32t chainring
Hope bb with gxp adaptor
Xt 11-36 cassette
X fusion hilo dropper
Selle italia troy lee saddle (flite I think)
Crank bros mallet dh clips or vaults for flats
Mrp Amg carbon top guide/taco
Carbon rockguardz mudguard
I think that’s everything! Weighs just over 31lbs and rides amazingly.Posted 4 years agoelementMember
Alpine 2012 18 inch
Pikes solo airPosted 4 years ago
CCDB AIR CS
Crossmax enduro wheels with Schwalble 2.4 nobblynics 2.25 nobblynics
Renthal fatbar carbon
Renthal duo stem
Hope brakes tech 2 x2
Sdg I beam post sdg Ifly saddle
Middleburn cranks 1 x 10 setup 11-36 cassette 32 front ring with hope top chain guide
Shimano xt medium cage shadow plus.
OP – used my alpine for the mega, it was great for the job but I went with a too heavy build with fox van 180s and hope tech v brakes, ccdb coil. It was the wrong side of 35 lbs. Was good for qualifying but was too heavy for the main race with the climbs.
I would recommend pikes or float forks with a ccdb air, 1 x 10 and the crossmax sx wheels you have mentioned you have. Then you can still use it for longer rides back home.Posted 4 years agodiplomattMember
Nothing to do with what shock/fork etc but a cable/hose management tip:
Wrap some insulation tape or similar round the rear mech outer to stop it sliding forward through the p-clip when the shock compresses.
To stop the mech outer and brake hose splaying out when the shock compresses I use a piece of tube ~2″ long – I cut up an old pen – and 1 zip tie. Under the shock, put rear mech outer at 1 end of tube, rear brake hose at the other and feed the zip-tie round, through, round and back through.
Enjoy the AlpinePosted 4 years agocrashtestmonkeyMember
CCDB coil (with Ti spring bought used here for much reasonableness)
M800 Saint cranks, bashguard and Stinger chain device, 2×9.
XT everything else (203mm rotors).
Pro 2 hubs on Sun EQ31 rims (flat spotted both DT5.1s and these were cheap as chips @CRC).
Easton Haven bar and stem.
Dropper post (GD as mine is an older model with 27.2 tube).
cant post pics at mo.Posted 4 years agoshieldsmtbMember
Mine is a 2011 31plbPosted 4 years ago
lyrik rc2dh solo air
easton havoc 50mm stem
raceface sixc bars
new saint brake levers with xt calipers.
xtr rear mech ,xt11/36 cassette , xtr chain , rf narrowwide 32t.
truvativ decendant 165mm cranks
hope f20 pedals.
reverb – wtb silverado thinline seat.
crossmax st -ust 2.2 rubber queens
ice tech 160 rotorswlMember
RP23 Boost Valve is fine for the Alps, or mine was anyway. Never bothered putting my CCDB back on – couldn’t justify the weight for arguable/negligible performance benefits. You could ditch the dropper too – big climbs and big descents means it’s not as necessary as on undulating trails.Posted 4 years ago
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