The New Series
The New Series is based on a 20" wheel size concept and reflect Alex Moulton's desire to design and build the ultimate bicycle. for comfort, control and performance
Ride it. Love it. Moulton Comfort and Performance.
The New Series allowed Dr Moulton to take his innovative concepts to the ultimate.
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Always seeking to deliver the most comfortable ride without compromising comfort, speed or handling, the ideas embodied in the New Series result in very special bicycles indeed. Fundamentally, the New Series introduced a number of new innovations and engineering developments:
The front suspension is provided by Flexitor units, which are rubber in torsion, bonded to metal. They virtually eliminate friction, provide long life and zero maintenance, as well as isolating the rider from high frequency road shock.
The rear suspension is fluid damped rubber, which is adjustable. The rear pivot is a Flexitor giving frictionless, maintenance free pivoting.
The front suspension linkage is designed to minimize dive under braking.
A Unified Rear Triangle, eliminates the tendency of pedalling to induce suspension movement.
The frame can be separated into two halves, in common with the AM. However, it can be further separated into 4 sections (by removing the front fork, complete with wheel, and the rear triangle, complete with cranks and rear wheel) for more compact transportation.
The Moulton designed adjustable stem offers a large degree of adjustment, and can be used with the Moulton Mosquito handlebars, or conventional handlebars.
A choice of large platform rack, or smaller day rack for carrying luggage.
The New Series uses narrow section 406mm tyres.
New Series Double Pylon
The Top of the range is the New Series Double Pylon. The "pylons" in question refer to the replacement of the head and seat tubes by stainless steel lattice work - pylons. These give tremendous strength, torsional rigidity and yet are ultra-lightweight, as well as giving the bicycles a unique and spectacular look.
Double Pylons are often thought of as moving works of art, yet are strong and practical - renowned for carrying their riders on mammoth tours. Yet they are also fast. In 2007, Kazuhiro Yamamoto on a NS Double Pylon finishes 6th out of 320 in a 4 hour solo class at Suzuka, Japan.
They are described as "lively" meaning that the bicycle feels like an extension of the riders body rather than a machine the rider is sitting atop. The Double Pylon should be on the top of anybody's Bucket List of Bicycles
Double Pylons are seldom ordered as stock being highly customisable and constructed out of aerospace standard Stainless Steel.
New Series Marathon
The New Series Stainless Steel, takes a more traditional approach (if you can use that description with Moultons) and in place of the rear pylon, uses a more traditional seat pillar - in painted steel.
The NSS is constructed mainly in Stainless Steel but with painted seat pillar and other highlights.
The NSS has a more relaxed riding position and is more atuned for riders who seek a more relaxed or recreational riding experience
As with the Double Pylon, the frame separates into two, or if a more compact package is necessary, into four parts.
Campagnolo Chorus with Drop Bar; Shimano Alfine 11 with Flat Bar.
New Series Speed
Finally, the New Series SPEED.
As its name suggests, this is a no compromise, no apologies speed machine. Fixed frame for maximum efficiency, the New Series Speed is for those who love to ride... FAST.
The New Series SPEED is the lightest in the New Series range.
Advanced Moulton Flexitor® and Hydrolastic® suspension systems keep the tyres on the tarmac and absorb shock, increasing comfort and speed.