“A.L.I.C.E. comes ready for adventure…a fantastic modern-day touring machine…” – bikepacking.com
All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment.
Limited only by your imagination, A.L.I.C.E. is the bike that every rider needs.
A.L.I.C.E. is possibly the ultimate modern adventure bike: whether it’s local gravel-grinding, grand days out or bike-packing; trans-continental, coast-to-coast or divides, A.L.I.C.E. is designed and equipped for it all.
Overnight, overland and maybe even over-ambitious: 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.”
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.
With updated* geometry and a choice of forks, you can build it your way. The frame will fit a 2.4″ 29er MTB tyre and either fork will happily fit a 2.8″, opening up a world of possibilities and adventures well beyond the beaten path.
*Read the numbers and there’s a gamechanger in there that you might miss (or misunderstand): it’s the ‘secret ingredient’ that delivers best in class performance from what we believe is the ultimate, modern rigid adventure bike.
Evolution: A.L.I.C.E. 3.0
Launched at Sea Otter 2016, A.L.I.C.E. has had some subtle but significant updates over the years and is still probably the most versatile adventure bike on planet earth.
- Revised geometry.
- Additional mounting points.
- Dropper post compatibility.
- Flat and post mount brake solutions.
- Custom carbon fork option.
- Offered in 3 colours.
These changes have been more evolution than revolution, that is, until now…
Revolution: the game-changer!
A.L.I.C.E. 3.0 has new custom fork options with short offsets to generate high trail figures. This delivers phenomenal stability at high speeds, and responsive steering at low speeds. It also delivers ‘self-correcting’ or ‘auto-centreing’ steering so when the trail gets bumpy, rutted or gnarly, you can be confident the bike will work with you, not against you.
With a frame head angle of 69° and fork offsets of 42mm (carbon) and 49mm (CrMo), the trail figures are 96mm and 88mm respectively, based on 29er wheels and 2.0″ (51mm) tyres.
These characteristics create a best in class ‘drop bar mountain bike’ that’s manoeuvrable, playful and fun as a no-kit/bare bike. The high trail also delivers best in class performance when carrying your bikepacking kit: confident steering, stability under load, and supreme capability on almost every kind of surface…we’ll leave sand and snow to the fat bikes.
Useful things to know.
Available as a frame and fork bundle with a choice of our custom carbon or CrMo steel forks. The frame also has easily-adjusted sliding dropouts and a split drive-side dropout for Gates Carbon Drive. Build it with a MTB bar and groupset or as a drop bar mountain bike: you decide.
- Frame includes dropout sliders, bolts and cable clips.
- CrMo 4130 heat treated multi-butted main frame tubes.
- Oval top tube for vertical compliance and comfortable shouldering.
- 44mm (internal) head tube compatible with either tapered or straight steerer tubes.
- Sliding/replaceable dropouts (post mount brake).
- Compatible with flat mount brakes (with adapter, included).
- Split dropout on the drive-side for Gates Carbon Drive compatibility.
- 3 sets of bottle bosses on the frame.
- Metal headbadge.
- Supplied with rear axle (142×12).
- Max recommended tire size for the frame, 29 x 2.4″ (27.5 x 2.4″).
- Carbon or CrMo steel fork (flat mount).
- Fork offsets, 42mm (carbon) and 49mm (CrMo).
- Multiple bosses for attaching cages or accessories.
- Supplied with axle (100×15).
- Max recommended tire size for the fork, 29 x 2.8″ (27.5 x 2.8″).
A.L.I.C.E. frame + ALC42CBN Fork
A.L.I.C.E. Frame + ALC43ST Fork
Photos: Andrew Leinster
Let’s talk about A.L.I.C.E.
Technical information data sheets.
Templates for custom frame bags.
Full size (scale 1:1) templates can be downloaded at the link below. There are 3 bottle cage bosses on the DT, offering 2 positions. The bottles are indicated on the drawings
Frame and fork bundle, with fork options (not offered as a complete bike). Images of bike for illustration only. Specification of frame and fork is subject to change without prior notice. Raw carbon fork not available.
|Suggested Rider Height||5’2” – 5’6”||5’6” – 5’10”||5’10 – 6’2”||6’2” – 6’6”|
|Suggested Rider Height||158cm – 168cm||168cm – 178cm||178cm – 188cm||188cm – 198cm|
|A: Head Angle||69°||69°||69°||69°|
|B: Seat Angle||75°||74.5°||74°||73.5°|
|C: ST C-T||470||495||520||545|
|D: TT Length (effective)||535||560||585||610|
|E: HT Length||130||160||180||205|
|F: BB Drop||70||70||70||70|
|Y: Standover (29er x 2.2″)||785 (30.9″)||800 (31.5″)||820 (32.5″)||850 (33.5″)|
|Fork Length (A/C)||432|
|Fork Offset||42||Trail (29 x 2.0)||96|
|Fork Offset||49||Trail (29 x 2.0)||88|
|Seat Post||30.9||Seat Clamp||34.9|
|BB Width||68||Chainring (max, single)||42T|
|Rim ISO (700c/29er)||622||Max tire (recommended)||29 x 2.4″|
|Rim ISO (650b)||584||Max tire (recommended)||27.5 x 2.4″|
Your frame size will depend on your choice of bars and stem. If you’re planning on building A.L.I.C.E. with MTB bars, then you should consider sizing up. Recommended sizes (below) are with drop bars.
|Rider Height||5’2” – 5’6”||5’6” – 5’10”||5’10 – 6’2”||6’2” – 6’6”|
|Rider Height||158cm – 168cm||168cm – 178cm||178cm – 188cm||188cm – 198cm|
Drop bars typically have a reach of between 70mm and 110mm: the brake hoods add another 30mm (approximately).
“It’s clear that Pipedream had a vision with this bike, and with its ability to handle the chunky stuff like a mountain bike and still maintain a quick and snappy feel and an all-day comfortable ride, they nailed it.” – bikepacking.com
“…the A.L.I.C.E. comes ready for adventure…” – bikepacking.com
“…a fantastic modern-day touring machine…” – bikepacking.com
“Does the A.L.I.C.E. standout from other drop bar bikes…? It stands out…” – bikepacking.com
“…this bike is ready for the road less travelled…” – bikepacking.com
“I tip my cap to Pipedream…” – bikepacking.com
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