Some people raised the question ‘why’ when Orange announced they were pulling the Patriot out of their range. Looking at the replacement, the Alpine 160, again some people commented that this was just a beefed up Five? Again Orange silenced their doubters, with the 224 fulfilling all the downhill duties the Alpine 160 is the bike the Patriot always should have been: lightweight, improved geometry and with superb rear suspension this truly is a bike you can pedal all day long and hammer the descents of the lift assisted trails of Europe and Canada without changing anything more than your seat height. Available as a coil or air build, depending on which way your riding is biased, I would take the weight saving of the air shock. The Alpine 160 defines a new era of truly

capable all–mountain bikes.

from £2,799.99 (Frame: £1,449.95)

Orange Bikes 01422 311 113

www.Orangebikes.co.uk

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