n-2 DesignED FOR VERSATILITY:
The N-2 takes design elements from the N-1 and pushes the Great British Weather concept further. A low chainstay and Salsa Alternator dropouts take the N-2 into areas of Singlespeed, Sturmey Archer, Alfine, Kindernay and Rohloff hubs before even thinking about derailleurs. The N-2 has also been designed around 2 tyre sizes. Both 29 x 2.4" and 27.5 x 3.0" (plus sized) tyres without affecting the handling. This design uses the benefits of carbon monocoque construction, sharing the same geometry as the N-1. There is also a Pinion option and the dropouts are split to accommodate Gates Carbon Drive belts.
SEAT TUBE SIZE - OUT THE WINDOW:
Like the N-1 the N-2 has a seatpost mast for dropper posts. MTBs were always sized on seat posts, however stack and reach are a much better method. With the invention of the dropper post this has be come more important. If you are tall in the torso then you need a longer reach. If you like to sit up a little then a taller stack and shorter reach is more important. The dropper post means that the seat tube length is less important as the seat post can be dailed in at your handlebars.
THE LONG AND SHORT:
By adjusting the Reach, and head-angle. I can create a geometry with 65 deg to suit Long Travel forks or 70 deg to suit Rigid forks.
LONG TRAVEL GEOMETRY:
With a 435mm chainstay, 65mm BB drop and 65 to 68 degree slack head angle, this frame can handle 140mm forks with 29er tyres or 150mm forks with 27.5" tyres. This makes the riding style aggressive and perfect for jumps, burms and table tops at Trail centres.
RIGID FORK GEOMETRY:
With 68 or 70 degree head angle this from feels balanced with 485mm Axle to Crown Lauf fork. This make the bike ideal for bike packing and long distance cycling.
THE N-2-PL PINION LATER FRAMESET.
Want to SINGLESPEED or DERAILLEUR, but have the option for a PINION GEARBOX??
The N-2 FRAME is long with a Reach of up to 475mm, ideal for running 140mm forks with 29" or 150mm with 27.5" Wheels. We have shortened the Chainstay to 435mm to create sharper handling.
Head angle: 66 degrees
Headset: SHIS ZS44/ZS56
Fork Max: 530mm / 150mm (27.5") 140mm (29")
Wheel sizes:27.5x3.0" or 29x2.4"
Chainstay length: 430mm
Rear end: 142mm X12 Maxle
Bottle cages: 1
This frameset comes with SALSA ALTERNATOR 2 swing dropouts and an option for a PF92 or T47 bottom bracket. It is uncluttered with all cables run internally and only 1 bottle cage. The rear brake runs externally along the underside of the top tube and down the rear seat stay. 1 bottle cage ensures the down tube is un-drilled, holding its impact strength.
This frame can also be built up with the following options:
Derailleur 1x11, 1x10, 1x9 SRAM or Shimano setup.
39:24T Belt-drive single-speed
32:18T chain singlespeed setups
Pinion P-Line 18 - 9 speed gearboxes
Pinion C-Line 12 - 6 speed gearboxes