Midnight Express

Titanium Flat Bar with high performance geometry
Midnight Express is the only Titanium Locomotive, with Mtb geometry for classic Flat or Riser handlebars.
 
It keeps the Siderod dropouts adjustable in length to change the rear triangle set-up or turn into singlespeed. The titanium frame absorbs vibrations and is significantly lighter for excellent performance.

Technical features

  • Tire passage: max 29 x 2.6
  • Fork: Carbon length 510 mm, rake 51
  • Headset: upper ZS 44, lower EC 44
  • Seatpost: 31.6mm diameter, 34mm collar
  • Bottom bracket: BB92
  • Transmission: Single chainring max 36T, Double max 38-28
  • Rear axle: 148 x 12 mm with reduction to 142 x 12 mm
  • Brake connection: IS 160 mm
  • Predisposition for telescopic seat post internal passage

Geometries

MIDNIGHT EXPRESS  Small Medium Large Extra Large
Top Tube A 590 mm 610 mm 630 mm 650 mm
Seat Tube B 380 mm 435 mm 485 mm 530 mm
Head Angle C 68° 68° 68° 68°
Seat Angle D 73° 73° 73° 73°
BB Drop E 60 mm 60 mm 60 mm 60 mm
Chainstay F From 430 to 445 mm From 430 to 445 mm From 430 to 445 mm From 430 to 445 mm
Wheelbase G From 1100,6 to 1115,6 mm From 1121,4 to 1136,4 mm From 1141 to 1156 mm From 1162 to 1177 mm
Head Tube Lenght H 100 mm 110 mm 110 mm 120 mm
Stack I 608,3 mm 613,6 mm 617,6 mm 626,9 mm
Reach J 404,0 mm 421,2 mm 441,2 mm 458,3 mm
Fork Rake K 51 mm 51 mm 51 mm 51 mm

Titanium Flat Bar with high performance geometry

Sliding Siderod dropouts

Thanks to the sliding 'Siderod' dropouts available as standard on Scotsman and Westlander it is possible to vary the length of the rear stay by as much as 15 mm.
This means radically changing the reactivity of the bike: more reactive and snappy with the short rear and more stable and less tiring with the long rear end.
Normally the value of the chainstay is defined by the manufacturer with a compromise suitable for the type of use. As with the Scotsman and Westlander models, also for Midnight Express no compromise is needed: the choice is yours and it can adapt to the type of use you want to make of the bike at that moment.

Titanium 3AL 2.5 V

Titanium is considered the best metal for the production of frames, thanks to its low density, similar to that of aluminum, it is very light, more than steel.
The corrosion resistance and sturdiness make it exceptional for high performance, great comfort, thanks to the absorption of vibrations and durability. We use titanium alloyed with Aluminum and Vanadium, the best alloy for weldability and technical characteristics for our triple butted tubes with increased diameter.

PF bottom bracket

The ME adopts a Press Fit bottom bracket that allows you to maintain a wide rear stay in order to accommodate tires up to 29 x 2.6 or 29 x 2.5 very knobby, for maximum traction downhill.

Possibility to adopt different standards of wheels / tires

The ME thanks to the generous wagon and the adjustable dropouts Siderods allows you to use different types of wheels and tires, going from 27.5 x 2.8 (27.5 Plus) to have the maximum absorption capacity of roughness, at 29 inches from 2.0 to 2.6 depending on the type of terrain to be tackled.

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