All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment.
A.L.I.C.E. is possibly the ultimate adventure bike: designed for world travel, bike-packing, gravel-grinding and grand days out.
So, it’s time to take the trip you’ve been dreaming about for years but, for whatever reason, haven’t. Be it that a trip around the world, a trip to the hills…or that trip to the shops…without the car!
Limited only by your imagination, A.L.I.C.E. is our most versatile bike, designed for the finest experiences on two wheels. This is the bike that every rider needs, whatever the adventure. Hey, it might even put some fun into the daily commute.
Adventure is in the DNA of A.L.I.C.E. Reliable, tough and calmly confident, she’s your trustworthy travelling companion. Uncertainty may always be part of the adventure but never for your bike. Whatever the terrain, from grass-up-the-middle roads to endless singletrack (and everything in between), A.L.I.C.E. will keep you, your kit, and your smile safely in place.
Born to be wild.
Overnight, overland and maybe even over-ambitious: go further, go higher, cross borders and see wonder-lands [see what we did there?]. Ultimately, A.L.I.C.E. will take you on the adventure that you want.
“Looking for adventure
In whatever comes our way…
Like a true nature’s child
We were born
Born to be wild”
Useful things to know.
Updated for 2020 with a split drive-side dropout for Gates Carbon Drive; an extra set of bottle bosses on the underside of downtube; a new decal scheme; and a slimmer and more compliant fork* with even more attachment points for cages, racks and guards.
- Crmo 4130 heat treated main tubes
- Oval top tube for greater compliance and comfortable shouldering of frames
- 44mm (internal) head tube compatible with either tapered or straight steerer tubes
- Sliding/replaceable dropouts
- Split dropout on drive-side for Gates Carbon Drive compatibility
- CrMo fork included* (straight steerer)
- 3 sets of bottle bosses on the frame
- Cable stop behind BB for front derailleur
- Updated A.L.I.C.E. decal on downtube
- Metal headbadge
- Supplied with front and rear axles (100×15, 142×12)
- 29×2.3″ max recommended tire size (27.5×2.1″) – but will fit larger
*Use coupon code XFRK20 to purchase A.L.I.C.E. frame-only (no fork).
Specification of frame is subject to change without prior notice.
Geometry is calculated using a 432mm rigid fork (axle to crown).
If a 395mm road/CX-style fork is used, head angle and seat angle will steepen by approximately +2 degrees, BB drop will be -70mm and reach will increase by approximately +20mm.
See geometry schematic below for more information.
|Suggested Rider Height||5’2” – 5’6”||5’6” – 5’10”||5’10 – 6’2”|
|Suggested Rider Height||158cm – 168cm||168cm – 178cm||178cm – 188cm|
|A: Head Angle||70||70||70|
|B: Seat Angle||72||71.6||71|
|C: ST C-T||470||495||520|
|D: TT Length (effective)||535||561||586|
|E: HT Length||130||155||180|
|F: BB Drop||55||55||55|
|Fork Length||432mm||Fork Offset||49mm|
|BB Width||68 mm||Headset||44mm (internal dim’s)|
|Seat Clamp||34.9mm||Seat Post||30.9mm|
|SS width at tire||76mm||CS width at tire||76mm|
|Rim ISO||622||Max tire (recommended)||29×2.3″|
|Rim ISO||584||Max tire (recommended)||27.5×2.1″|
S, M, L, XL
British Racing Green (BRG), Wonderland Blue
The A.L.I.C.E. frame uses custom, triple butted, heat treated, CrMo 4130. This super-alloy is drawn and butted in the same factory that our frames are fabricated in which allows us to not only keep everything in-house, but to also draw on their technical expertise as leaders in this field.
A.L.I.C.E. uses a custom 432mm fork so you can use of 29×2.1" tyres. It also gives the bike a more relaxed geometry for stability when loaded (e.g. carrying bags or racks and panniers) and long-distance comfort.
142mm x M12 rear axle (M12 x P1.75) & 100mm front axle (M15 x P1.5) supplied with the frame & fork.
British design, made in Taiwan.
Top assembly is ZS44/28.6. The bottom assembly can be either a ZS44/30 or EC44/40 with a crown converter/reducer.
See our clearance section for build kits. Limited availability and priced to clear.