The N-3 has been designed around short travel and rigid forks, 700x40c and 29x2.35 tyres. The geometry option on the N-3 are endless. Any geometry is possible to suit the type of terrain that you ride Cyclocross, Gravel and Cross Country adventure riding comes to mind. With 68 or 70 degree head angle this geometry will feel balanced with an Axle to Crown measurement to suit your fork of choice. This make the bike ideal for light bike-packing and long distance adventure racing.
The N-3 FRAME ONLY caters for both Derailleur & Single-Speed builds...
Head angle: 68-70 degrees
Headset: SHIS ZS44/ZS56mm
Fork Range: 440-485mm
Wheel sizes:700x40c or 29x2.8"
Chainstay length: 435-460mm
Rear end: 142mm Maxle
Bottle cages: 2
700c gave birth to the 29er MTB, which was initially adopted by tall riders. However the geometry has fragmented over the years into drop-bar builds (Monster Cross) and with discs now common, Gravel or XC riding has come back. This frame suits both 29 & 700C wheels and tyres. This frameset comes with SALSA ALTERNATOR 2 swing dropouts. An option of PF92 OR T47 bottom brackets. All cables run internally for the complete uncluttered look, and easier to clean.
This frame can 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
KINDERNAY 14 speed hub
Alfine 8 or 11 speed hubs
Sturmey Archer have also got a good range of 3 speed hubs with disc mounts