The Capital is a dedicated street frame. It's available in two sizes, for 26” and for 24” wheels, both with radical geometry and ultra short chain stays. We removed the build-in pivotal mount making it easy to adjust the seat height and added double gussets up front to beef things up.
The Capital uses multi butted tubes that are super strong in critical stress areas but also not too thin in overall - therefore more resistant to dents resulting from crashing and throwing the bike - something that is inevitable in street riding. Don’t worry too much about the weight... you will see abused bikes built on Capital frames hitting the 9 - 10kg weight mark. We made the frame strong enough even for the most hardcore riders. This radical frame is the brainchild of "RNS" our test rider and product manager.
The Capital comes with a narrow seat stays and U-brakes which are the better solution for street, giving great power, modulation and a clean looks with nothing to catch on your trousers. We still feature 100% removable brake hardware so it will look pure for those who prefer to go brakeless.
The Capital is not a big street BMX cruiser. The geometry is radical but you can still use short travel suspension. But the parts that you should spec come straight from 20” world - a BMX hub (110x14), Spanish BB, integrated headset, integrated pivotal post, removable U-brakes bosses in the case you need them... simply a pure street frame. For 2018 we introduced a light adjustment in the geometry and the front end is now shorter (26” by 10mm, 24” by 5mm).
- dedicated street frame with radical geometry
- high-end multi-butted Tange tubes
- 110x14 dropouts, Spanish BB, U-brake mounts, integrated head tube
- available in two versions, for 26” and 24” wheels
Material: custom butted 4130 cromoly
Recommended fork travel: 60-100mm or rigid forks 420-440mm
Headset: integrated IS42, head tube stack: 115mm / 4.5”
Fits forks: fits forks with standard 1-1/8” steerer tubes
BB: Spanish BB, 68mm
Biggest chainring: up to ~28-30t depending on cranks, axle length, BB spacers, hub used / chain line
Sprocket: sprockets with guards e.g. Odyssey MDS will fit only without internal guard
Hub spacing: BMX hub spacing 110x14, accepts both right & left side drive hubs
Use of pegs: Capital is a only NS frame that accept use of pegs
Brakes: removable U-brakes hardware (cable guide, cable stopper and brake pivots)
Seat post: 25.4 / clamp included.
Max tyre size: 26”: 26”x2.2”, 24”: 24”x2.2”
Weight: 26”: ~2.55 kg, 24”: ~2.5 kg + 0.03kg U-brakes hardware
Please note that the Trans Olive finish has an inferior resistance to rust. To prevent it from deteriorating please avoid riding in wet, leaving the bike in the rain or storing the bike in damp rooms. Even if these conditions are fulfilled, NS Bikes does not guarantee that the finish will not deteriorate over time.
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