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!
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!