THE N-2PL PINION-LATER bike builder
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.
Want to SINGLESPEED or DERAILLEUR, but have the option for a PINION GEARBOX??
The N-2PL 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.
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
The N-2PL comes with the following specifications:
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