The Inox and Titanium frames are all hand-brushed. This creates a scratch resistant finish that doesn’t require any paint. The hand brushed finish can be redone as desired, and the frames look like new after years of use. The ability to reset the look of your frame back to kilometer zero increases the resale value, and all you need is a new decal kit, a scouring pad, and a little elbow grease.
CNC machined parts
All Scotsman and Westlander aluminum processes are made with precise CNC technology. Both of the dropouts can be swapped and replaced if standards change. The disk caliper support is mounted on the sliding dropout, so that when the carriage is being adjusted the disk moves automatically without requiring additional adjustment.
Locomotive framesets include:
High level headset with sealed stainless steel bearings
Specific eccentric system with 8.5 mm CNC aluminum offset with numerical control and index for adjusting the position in the bottom bracket. *
Boost rear axle in ultra-light specific CNC aluminum.
Seat clamp in black anodized CNC aluminum.
Bottom bracket drain hole with a set of 5 opening and closing stickers for draining the water. *
Rubber grommets the for the dropper post cable: both a closed version for external droppers and a perforated version for stealth . *
11 stainless steel screws with beveled head for bottle cage and rear rack attachment. *
* for Scotman and Westlander
For the Scotsman and Westlander we use the best bivalent stainless steel, with amazing anticorrosive properties. The Midnight Express model gets Titanium 3 / 2.5 bonded with Aluminum and Vanadium.
If you ride for hours, especially at night, Locomotive has a specific reflective decal set that lights up when hit by light.
Stefano is an athlete as strong as he is modest. He is helping us in the development of Locomotives with valuable advice that he gets from his training and from the trails he runs, trying each time to improve his limits.
His is the closing record of the Tuscany Trail, achieved last spring with Locomotive Scotsman.
Sergio travels. Continuously. For years.
From Alaska to Tasmania to explore and document the world.
He is helping us to better define Westlander’s specifications, optimizing its characteristics for use as a true Globe Trotter.
His Westlander has already crossed Mongolia, China, Burma and Central America and is still in great shape, just like Sergio.
Luca is a great athlete specializing in endurance events, especially the winter and arctic ones where mechanical and physical stress reach extreme levels. Luca was the first to be able to test the samples that had just arrived from production and he gave us a great hand in defining the specifications and fine-tuning the product. For example, by him the development of the frame with the forks – in particular the Niner fork – and by him the idea of the reflective decals that increase safety when traveling on roads open to traffic. Luca continues to use Westlander in a very long-term test, adding horizontal and vertical kilometers to find every possible improvement and fine-tuning of the vehicle.
Stefano is an athlete who, after years of high level competitions, has discovered cycling. Creator of the Pyrenean Trans-Alp of 3., 700 km and 58,000 meters in altitude, he now travels fast and far with his Locomotive Westlander 29+
He lives in Alessandria where he develops the potential tourist cycle of Monferrato, one of the most interesting areas in Italy.
All-round traveler travels in any climate and weather condition and puts Westlander Locomotives under pressure to find their limits. He has already covered 50,000 km with this model.
Guido Pighi is one of the cyclists with the most enthusiasm for this sport we have ever met. Despite a technical background of absolute respect, he manages not to be distracted by what is the true goal of cycling which is freedom.
He drives thousands of kilometers a year in all conditions and puts his Westlander Locomotive to the test!
We are proud to have him among us and we thank him for taking charge of the management of the Locomotive Cycles Owner Club, the Facebook page where many Locomotive owners exchange opinions and comments on their vehicles!
Can a biker who has ridden more than one hundred 24 hours on a bicycle help us improve our models even more?
We think so and welcome Marco Copelli in the Gotha of those who are helping us to continually DEVELOP our products and the components we choose.
Few in the world can compete with Marco from experience on events that keep a biker in the saddle so much in a competition.
Marco chose a Scotsman size XL