Alutech Prototype - Eurobike 2010

Aug 31, 2010
by Alasdair MacLennan  
Day one of Eurobike 2010 and it's the Demo Day. German company Alutech had their prototype 170 mm travel bike on display and we managed to swipe it out of the booth for a better look. Inside you can read the specs and see all of the photos!

Read on...
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Alutech are a brand who have a big presence in mainland Europe with a range of downhill and freeride bikes. Whilst some of their bikes are a little on the bulky side, we did spot this lovely looking prototype sitting at the side of the existing production offerings.

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With an adjustable 160-170mm of travel it is clearly pointing towards the all mountain and enduro market, fitted as it was with a Lyrik up front, a Vivid Air out back, and a Hammerschmidt in the middle which when coupled with the 11-36t cassette gives a huge spread of gears.

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Although just a prototype, the welds looked neat and tidy and the frame incorporated a whole host of cool features like the adjustable dropouts you can see here. The pivot has also been placed to optimize the isolation of pedalling forces when used with a Hammerschmidt - although front mech mountings are also provided.

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Adjustable headset cups are now commonplace on many bikes and this is no
different as it includes the option to run both +/- 1.0 degree and also +/- 0.5 degree
adaptors to tweak it to your desired feel. All this should be coming with the frame at
the time of purchase to save any additional expense down the line.

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Excluding the Vivid Air the frame weighs approximately 3 kg, although by the final production model this should have reduced slightly. As it stands though the current bike here was said to weigh about 14kg with the downhill wheels and Hammerschmidt and this figure felt about right with the 'guess in your hand' method.


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The suspension feels smooth & progressive as well as being relatively long in wheelbase
so should feel good on the descents whilst the Hammerschmidt keeps it easy to get back
up the hill. No price was hinted at, but to expect it to be as competitive as the rest of
their current range.


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40 Comments
  • 3 0
 sick and clean bike, wish alutech stuff was easy to get like santa cruz and specialized, i have a custom DH hard tail alutech frame thanks to my boy Yanni and i love it, ill post some pics of this monster that rock 8" of inverted front travel with a 2.7 front/2.5 rear.(welds get an "A" for awesome)
  • 2 0
 @stefan27ini - I'm sorry to say you get it all wrong www.alutech-bikes.com is a German brand which is also present in Italy. An Alutech factory doesn't exist, just a workshop, all the frames are hand-welded by the owner Mr Juergen Schlender himself, there's an album slackliner.pinkbike.com/album/Alutech and a video www.pinkbike.com/video/146506 to show you a little of Alutech at Bistensee in Germany. I own an Alutech Wildsau Hardride FR from 2006 and my wife has an Alutech Wildsau Trail XA built to measure, which will be shown here on Pinkbike in late September or early October.
  • 5 0
 @hytrus93:
Germany, also check my ride Razz
  • 3 0
 Cool poodle (Alutech Pudel DH) tup
  • 2 0
 i checked it and have to say it's an awesome ride Wink
  • 1 0
 wow.. I like it. Since I ride a Alutech WC Keiler soulrider-ev.de/website/components/com_ponygallery/img_pictures/372barr2010_52813_20100420_1294702513.jpg
I'm wondering if there is a altuech bike that helps me to improve my endurance.
This definitely looks like it Big Grin
  • 1 0
 160-170mm travel, approx 3kg, hand welded, some nice details, could be a great Enduro frame for next season. Rumors from Eurobike say 1399€ for the frame. Tyre clearance looks indeed very small. But it's prototype, this are the first rl pictures of the frame except the demo graphics on the Alutech homepage. Since Jürgen is very open minded towards improvements, custom changes to the frames, I won't bet that these bars are the final ones.
  • 3 1
 alutech is a fine example for a rider owned company,i love handmade frames ,jürgen schlender is a nice guy,i bouhgt my kowa forks
by jürgen ,perfect service and comunikation.
  • 9 7
 'Alutech are a brand who have a big presence in mainland Europe...' ??
I am from the mid Europe and have never heard about this brand.
  • 6 4
 yeah from what country this brand comes?
  • 5 7
 apparently German brand, looks to more more from the far east Wink
  • 10 0
 I have one(Wildsau Hardride single) and it feels plush and easy to hold manuals, but the thing I wanted to say - You did not even get to the second sentence, maybe that is why you have not heard of this brand - check it! Keep it cool! Smile
  • 3 0
 gotta love the Alutech Wildsau Hardride, check my ride Wink
  • 2 0
 Nice job pinkbike! I enjoy reading about these bikes Whilst I am at work.
  • 1 0
 Koval - poza polska tych ram jest relatywnie duzo. Moze nie szczypie od nich w oczy ale widać je.
  • 3 0
 damn that bike in that color looks cool to bad where i ride there is no need for this type bike
  • 3 0
 looks like a fun bike to ride
  • 3 0
 cool bike. looks awsome for slope style.
  • 2 1
 for slopestyle I suggest the Alutech Slope Pudel, simply indestructible!!!
  • 3 0
 God thats Sick!
  • 3 0
 Loving that frame 3
  • 3 0
 cool bike.
  • 2 0
 that looks fucking FRESH i want one.
  • 1 0
 Alutech at the Eurobike, www.mtb-news.de/forum/showthread.php?t=481800 enjoy!!!
  • 1 0
 This new video shows you more of Alutech: www.pinkbike.com/video/160390
  • 3 1
 that looks saweet!
  • 1 0
 Those bars don't look wide enough!!! Even for a prototype Razz
  • 3 3
 Not really pretty though!
  • 2 1
 Take a look at the Alutech website first, www.alutech-bikes.com Alutech is just another word for toughness!!!
  • 3 0
 though, not tough! Smile
  • 2 0
 sorry, my bad Eek
  • 1 0
 No worries. It's definitely a solid bike (I guess).
  • 1 1
 This Bike is for Slope style ? ¿
  • 1 1
 No, of course the new Alutech Fanes isn't meant for slopestyle, the Alutech Slope Pudel is for slope style Wink
  • 1 0
 What brakes are those?
  • 1 1
 stylings pretty weak and hammerschmidt looks wank. nice forks though...
  • 1 0
 i agree, that hammerschmit will just never look quite right
  • 1 0
 I was thinking that, being a German company, they would have popped across the border and grabbed some Schlumpfs instead of the Hammerschmidts. They weigh the same, they cost the same, the ratio is the same, the only difference is crank button versus shifter.
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