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Orange Bikes 2019 Alpine 6 E RS Electric Suspension Mountain Bike

£6,795.00
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We've been closely watching e-bike components maturing since the very first prototypes. Our first thought was, if we're going to do this we need to build what we would call a proper bike not a 'concept' piece for the show halls but a working, useable mountain bike for the terrain we ride. The E.P.O. program was born.

Working with Shimano we based our design around the E-8000 pedal assist drive. We like so many features of this unit. Standard MTB pedal Q-factor, zero drag and most importantly the fact that we do not have to compromise our geometry. The Alpine 6 E rides much like a standard Alpine 6, with extra ‘Vroooom’ on the ascents. We added 20mm to the wheelbase to keep the front down when climbing under power and to give more stability at speed. 

The resulting bikes have been a revelation. Every test rider has come back raving about their experience on the bike and how it will bring a major new way of thinking for the sport.

We just love where e-biking is going and we think the Alpine 6 E is a benchmark in that progression. We think you will too.

THE DRIVE UNIT

We've chosen to work with Shimano, using the E8000 pedal assist system. The features it offers work extremely well for us.
Due to the size of the drive unit, no change to bike geometry is necessary. The E-bike you see here is the exact same geometry as our Alpine 6 model.

The power is delivered when the rider starts pedalling. We've found with the Shimano E8000 unit the power is smooth and controllable, even in boost mode. This is crucial on the technical terrain we love to ride. 

Unlike other drive units on the market, the Shimano E8000 crankset has the same Q-factor as the human powered cranks you are used to, this means no awkward changes to your pedalling position. This drive unit also has a zero-drag feature, so as you surge past the assisted power, often into descents, all of your pedal input goes into the drive, rather than dragging the motor's "gearbox". This gives a really responsive feel, when you're hitting those high-velocity descents. You soon forget you're riding an E-bike until the assist kicks in again to help power you up the next climb.  

 

TECHNICAL SPECS

Here are the technical specifications of the Shimano E8000 drive unit.

PEDAL ASSIST MODES

All three support modes will assist until 16mph.

  • ECO - Riding support while enabling maximum range
  • TRAIL - Gradual support for encouraging sportive riding
  • BOOST - Full support for maximum boost and uncompromised climbing
  • WALK ASSIST - As additional mode, walk assist can be easily enabled with the assist switch

COMPACT CONCEPT

Short chainstays (shorter chainstay length ensuring better manoeuvrability)
Narrow Q-factor of 177mm (compact and lightweight design for better handling with same Q-factor as current Shimano XT)

PERFORMANCE

Maximum power: 500 W
Nominal power: 250 W
Maximum torque: 70 Nm

WEIGHT OF DRIVE UNIT

Under 3 kg

LI-ION BATTERY

Integrated version (504Wh)
Charging: 80% after 2,5 hrs / 5 hrs from 0 to 100%
Battery life: 1,000 cycles

The facts

WHY THE ALPINE 6 E?

 

  • Frame designed and built in Britain
  • 5 year frame warranty
  • Compact swing arm with single-pivot suspension for the optimum performance, efficiency and reliability
  • 170mm front/160mm rear travel
  • Boost 148mm rear hub spacing
  • Alpine-trail honed geometry
  • Long top tube short stem for high-speed stability
  • Shimano E8000 250W drive unit with 70Nm torque
  • 504Wh Lithium Ion battery
  • Same 177mm Q-Factor as a standard MTB crankset
Frame & Fork
Tubeset 6061-T6 Monocoque UK Formed Custom Aluminium Tubing
Fork RockShox Lyrik RC2 170mm 27.5 (black)
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch Plus DB RC3 216x63
Headset Cane Creek 49mm For Tapered Steerer
Rear Axle Hidden Tool Free QR Lever 12 x 174mm (Boost 148mm Hub)
Wheels & Tyres
Wheelset Race Face Arc 30 27.5 (Grey) + Hope Pro 4 (Black)
Tyres Maxxis DHF 2.5 WT and DHR II 2.4 WT 27.5
Power Assist
Drive Units Shimano E8000
Drive Displays Shimano E8000 Cycle Computer
Control Switches
Batteries E8020 504wh Integrated battery
Drivetrain
Crankset Shimano E8050 34t Ring
Chain Device Shimano CDE80
Rear Mech SRAM XO1 Eagle 12spd
Cassette SRAM NX Eagle 1230 11-50T
Shifters SRAM Eagle 12spd E Spec
Bottom Bracket Shimano E8000 DU Integrated
Chain SRAM NX Eagle
Braking
Brakes SRAM Guide RE 203/203
Finishing Kit
Stem Hope M35 x 35mm Black
Handlebar Renthal FatBar M35 800mm
Grips Strange 130 Lock - On Grips Black
Seatpost RockShox Reverb 150mm with 1x Remote
Saddle SDG Radar Steel Rail Black/Black
Seat Clamp Strange QR
Pedals Not Included