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.
THE N-2 SINGLESPEED (BUT PINION LATER) BIKE BUILDER
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