ALPEN 29


OVERVIEW

The ALPEN 29 quickly ascends those technical climbs and smashes single track with it's light weight full carbon frame. It's progressive four-bar suspension is your ticket to a smooth ride with excellent traction, speed and control. The ALPEN is perfect for long days on the saddle with good friends and Alpine views. 

FEATURES

Metric shock sizing  -  Internal cable routing  - Threaded bottom bracket - Boost rear spacing  -  Enduro Max bearings  -  Bottle cage holder

SRAM M1 BUILD

Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 150mm black
Rear Shock: FOX Float DPS Performance
Headset: FSA
Headset Spacers: FSA black
Brakes: TRP Slate 4 piston black
Rotors: TRP 180mm/203mm
Handlebar: FSA Comet 35mm 800mm black
Stem:FSA Afterburner 35mm black
Grips: SDG Thrice
Dropper Post: OneUp 
Saddle: SDG Radar black
Shifter: SRAM NX Eagle 12 speed
Crankset: FSA Comet 170mm
Chainring: FSA Comet 32T
Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle 12 speed
Cassette: SRAM NX Eagle 12 speed
Chain: SRAM NX Eagle 12 speed
Wheels: RaceFace Aeffect R 29" boost 
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 2 2.4 

SHIMANO M1 BUILD

Fork: Marzocchi Bomber Z1 150mm black
Rear Shock: FOX Float DPS Performance
Headset: FSA
Headset Spacers: FSA black
Brakes: TRP Slate 4 piston black
Rotors: TRP 180mm/203mm
Handlebar: FSA Comet 35mm 800mm black
Stem:FSA Afterburner 35mm black
Grips: SDG Thrice
Dropper Post: OneUp 
Saddle: SDG Radar black
Shifter:Shimano SLX 12 speed
Crankset: FSA Comet 170mm
Chainring: FSA Comet 32T
Derailleur: Shimano SLX 12 speed
Cassette:Shimano SLX 12 speed 10-51T
Chain:Shimano SLX 12 speed
Wheels: RaceFace Aeffect R 29" boost 
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 2 2.4 

SRAM M2 BUILD

Fork: Fox 36 Factory Grip2
Rear Shock: FOX Float DPS Factory
Headset: FSA
Headset Spacers: CHROMAG (any colour)
Brakes: TRP Quadiem 4 piston black
Rotors: TRP 180mm/203mm
Handlebar: CHROMAG OSX 35 (any colour) or TITLE MTB 
Stem: CHROMAG HiFi 35 (any colour) or TITLE MTB 
Grips: SDG Thrice black
Dropper Post: OneUp
Saddle: SDG Radar Black
Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed
Crankset: FSA Afterburner 170mm
Chainring: FSA Afterburner 32T
Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed
Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle 12 speed
Wheels: RaceFace Aeffect R 29" boost 
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 2 2.4 

SHIMANO M2 BUILD

Fork: Fox 36 Factory Grip2
Rear Shock: FOX Float DPS Factory
Headset: FSA
Headset Spacers: CHROMAG (any colour)
Brakes: TRP Quadiem 4 piston black
Rotors: TRP 180mm/203mm
Handlebar: CHROMAG OSX 35 (any colour)or TITLE MTB 
Stem: CHROMAG HiFi 35 (any colour) or TITLE MTB 
Grips: SDG Thrice black
Dropper Post: OneUp
Saddle: SDG Radar Black
Shifter: Shimano XT 12 speed
Crankset: FSA Afterburner 170mm
Chainring: FSA Afterburner 32T
Derailleur: Shimano XT 12 speed
Cassette: Shimano XT 12 speed
Chain:Shimano XT 12 speed
Wheels: RaceFace Aeffect R 29" boost 
Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5
Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR 2 2.4 

SPECS & GEOMETRY

Customer Reviews

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travis park
29er Evolve Alpen

Purchased this bike in the fall of 2020 so I didn't have much of a chance to test it out. As of June, I've got about 500kms on the bike (all single track) and all I can say is my mind is blown with how capable this machine is!

I upgraded from a Kona Hei Hei and before deciding on the Alpen I spent about 2 months researching frame geometries, specs etc against all the major brands out there. My goal was an improved downhill experience while sacrificing the least amount of climbing capability as possible when comparing to my Hei Hei. Of course I was also looking for a good component spec at a reasonable price but price was not going to be my deciding factor. Frame geometry was number one, followed by the component spec (but I also benefited purchasing from Evolve as the next closest unit I could find that was comparable was $1500 more).

My expectations for this bike on the downhill were fairly high compared to the old Kona and the Alpen did not disappoint, but here's where my mind was blown....climbing! I fully expected the Alpen to slightly lag behind the Hei Hei when it comes to single track trail climbing and I was willing to accept it for the better overall experience but the Alpen absolutely blows away the Hei Hei for trail climbing. There's trails that I have dozens of passes on the Hei Hei and sections that I accepted as "hike a bike" as I could never get the line just right or would spin out. These trails are a brand new experience with the Alpen as they are now easily cleared and "easily" is no exaggeration because I am no better rider than I was last year at this time! (I'm old and performance is likely on the decline at this point). I can't express enough how shocking and fun the difference is with the Alpen!

And the last thing I'll say is support from Matt has been absolutely fantastic. Any time I've reached out he's responded very quickly. I had a suspension nut back out on the rear shock and lost it on the trail. Matt couriered a new nut to me free of charge and my downtime was minimal!

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Stephan
Great bike

After a few issues at the start with wrong parts send, I took the Alpen out for it's first ride today. I couldn't be happier with my decision to buy this bike.
It climbs well, feels planted and forgiving even on steep decents but at the same time is still playful.
Two thumbs up!

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Gary Delong
Really impressed.

I bought an Alpen back in March and it's been great, climbs better than anything I've riden before and super fast and poppy on the descents. Loving the DVO suspension as well, amazing!

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