Scapin Morgan (650b)

Morgan is Scapin’s lightest and fastest full suspension MTB ever! Three years in the making,  the Morgan is the culmination of hundreds of hours designing, prototyping, testing and proving their latest composite construction methods, molding techniques and 650b geometry. Designed around 27.5″ wheels from the ground up, the Morgan features a compact frame with short Chain-Stays, high Bottom Bracket and low-slung Top-Tube, to exhibit the best traits of 26″ and 29″ wheeled bikes in one lightweight and agile cross country racing package.

Although it initially appears to be a styling exercise, the curvaceous split Top-Tube actually mounts the year shock in the ideal position for balance, easy to reach on-the-fly adjustment and the best possible transfer of high compressive loads directly along the Top-Tube, allowing for a lighter, less stressed frame. It also keeps the precious and expensive damper out of the elements. The rear shock is actuated via the cleverly styled cold forged ‘S’ shaped aluminium ‘S-Link’, anodised ‘Scapin red’ to match the front & rear mech. mounts. All hardware is CNC machined from the highest grade titanium. The gear cables are also internally routed for clean lines and smooth operation, while hydraulic brake line are external for ease of service.

27.5″ Wheels roll effortlessly and find grip even in the loosest terrain. The Morgan out-climbs anything we’ve previously ridden and is perhaps the fastest XC full-susser we’ve ever tested. Compared to 26″ wheeled bikes, the larger diameter wheels provide excellent grip and the position is a little more upright & comfortable, while the slightly longer wheelbase creates more high speed stability.

Although it may have been designed primarily to carve through forests, tear up fire trails and climb mountain sides, no Scapin escapes the stylists pen. No other MTB’s feature the stunning lines, intricate detailing and luscious paintwork found on all Scapin’s. The oversize one-piece monocoque frame is constructed using the highest grade ultra high modulus carbon and manufactured using Scapin’s unique Fluid molding technique (FMT). The 1770 gram chassis features an oversize PressFit™ Bottom Bracket shell utilizing integrated BB cups, and an oversize tapered 1 1/8”- 1 1/2” integrated headset to help transfer every watt of available power & grip. The oversize seat-tube accepts a standard 31.6 mm Seatpost and features Scapin’s ingenious ‘Twin Stop™’ Dual clamp system which eliminates Seatpost slip, and also allows the Seatpost to be removed while still acting as a saddle height marker.

The asymmetric full carbon rear triangle (with dropped drive side Chain-Stay for increased chain clearance) features a direct post-mount disc brake mount and X-12 142 mm x 12 mm Thru-Axle system with quick release lever. The carbon dropouts are protected by Scapin’s unique D-Double reinforced alloy dropout covers and replaceable rear mech. hanger.

The Morgan is available in three standard sizes (S / M / L ), and offered in a single graphic design featuring gloss white over gloss UD carbon.

The Morgan features the following Scapin innovations (Click here)

  • D-Double (Reinforced & replaceable Dropouts)
  • FMT™ (Fluid Mold Technology)
  • ICR (Inner Cable Routing)

Specification

  • Morgan Frame including Headset
  • S-Link cold forged suspension linkage
  • Titanium hardware
  • Rock Shox Monarch RL (Optional Fox Float CTD Factory Shock / Standard on S1 & SX1 builds)
  • 100 mm rear wheel travel
  • Internal cable system
  • Toray Ultra High Modulus carbon Frame
  • Sloping top tube
  • 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2” Integrated Headset
  • D-Double replaceable dropouts & derailleur hanger
  • X-12 142 x 12 mm Thru-Axle
  • Press-Fit bottom bracket
  • Direct-Mount front Mech.
  • Twin-Stop dual clamp Seatpost clamp
  • Aluminium chain-suck inserts
  • Weight from 1770 grams (excluding shock)

Colours

  • MO 324 Gloss white over gloss UD carbon with black/red graphics

Complete Bicycle Prices (Click here)

  • The Morgan is available with eleven standard factory builds from £ 3,632
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