Just acquired an 18" Dialled Bikes Alpine frame on ebay.
Bit of a bargain, as they're £395 new and I got it for £120
I've been riding and enjoying my Dialled Prince Albert for the last year or so, and I'd heard that the Alpine was similar but even more fun + the benefit of extra standover height and 853 tubing over the PA's 520.
The frane arrived on thursday and a couple of evenings swapping the bits over from the PA and it was ready to take out for it's maiden voyage today.
Size wise it's an 18" compared to the PA's 19" frame, 0.5" shorter top-tube at 23.25" with the same 71* seattube, but a slightly slacker head angle of 68.5* (the PA is 70*) So pretty comparable.
All I can say is superb
uphill, just as good, especially with the Pikes wound down to 100mm, and on the downs it just flies!
Too many bikes, not enough time!