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.
Scapin claims this placement keeps it clear of mud and other debris, while making it easier to make on-the-fly adjustments:Courtesy
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:Courtesy
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.