Scapin Morgan - first look

Scapin’s first full suspension has 650b (27.5in) wheels and a carbon frame

Scapin is set to introduce the Morgan, a carbon cross-country full suspension mountain bike designed around 650b (27.5in) wheels. BikeRadar take an exclusive closer look at the first Morgan to leave the shores of Italy.

According to Scapin, the Morgan has been in development for three years. It’s the Italian bicycle brand’s first full suspension model and features 100mm of rear suspension travel. The Morgan is able to accommodate 100-120mm suspension forks.

The carbon monocoque frame is constructed using T700 high modulus carbon fiber. Titanium fasteners are used for all the suspension hardware. The claimed weight for a medium frame is 3.9lb (1,770g).  

The frame has internal cable routing for the front and rear derailleur cables, with an externally-routed brake line running along the underside of the downtube for ease of servicing. The company claims the ‘through the top tube’ shock placement makes it easier to adjust the shock while riding and shields it from dirt and other contaminants.

The shock is tucked into a split in the top tube

Other frame features include a 12x142mm thru-axle, BB92 bottom bracket, direct mount front derailleur, and post-mount disc brake tabs.

The morgan is scapin's first full suspension model:
The morgan is scapin's first full suspension model:
The complete bike shown here has a claimed weight of just under 22lb (10kg) and is priced at £6,399

The Morgan is available in small, medium and large sizes. All three frame sizes share 70.5-degree head tube angles, 73-degree seat tube angles and 17.3in (438mm) chainstays. Price range for the Morgan is £4,000 to £7,500.  visit the Scapin UK website for more information or sales enquiries.

In North America Scapin is distributed by Stage Race. Pricing and availability for North American consumers is to be determined.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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