NEW Moulton CONE
The Moulton CONE is a celebration of sixty years of Alex Moulton’s rubber cone spring design.
First used as a suspension spring on the classic Mini car in 1959, much of the Mini’s remarkable handling and road-holding has been attributed to its revolutionary Moulton rubber suspension. The Mini became the most successful British car of all time, with nearly five and half million built over a forty year production run. Moulton still supply original cone springs for the repair and restoration of these iconic and inimitable cars.
The Moulton bicycle - having always featured full suspension right from the beginning in 1962 - gained the cone spring on the rear suspension in 1983 and still uses a modified version today. The use of rubber as a suspension medium is beneficial in many ways including durability, lack of ‘stiction’, tunable rising-rate characteristics and damping through natural hysteresis.
The Moulton CONE has all the essential Moulton features - small wheels and full suspension for comfort and road-holding, stiff open frame for unisex use, a range of luggage options and a space-frame that separates in less than a minute for ease of stowage and transportation.
The Moulton CONE will retail for £1975.
Wheel Size: 20"
Frame: Fillet-brazed multi-tube space-frame construction in Columbus Spirit and Reynolds 525 CrMo steels. Hairpin construction. Brushed stainless steel dropouts.
Fork: TIG-welded CrMo fork with hand-brazed floating stirrup. Brushed stainless steel dropouts.
Front Suspension: Moulton Leading Link
Rear Suspension: Moulton Monosphere
Separability: Separates into two halves via removal of a centre kingpin
Frame Finish: Powder coat
Front Carrier: Fits optional Moulton Front Pannier Carrier
Rear Carrier: Fits optional Moulton TSR Rear Day Bag Carrier or Moulton TSR Rear Luggage Carrier
Options: Bottle cage.
Colours: Riveria Blue or Ferrari Red
Headset: Tange Seiki RDC 1" sealed
Front hub: VP 28h polished alloy
Rear hub: VP 28h polished alloy
Spokes: Stainless steel 14g
Rims: Double wall alloy semi-aero Black/CNC
Tyres: Schwalbe Durano 28-406
Tubes: Schwalbe 20" presta
Crankset: Sunrace 54t (two guards)
Bottom bracket: Sealed cartridge
Brake levers: Tektro FL750
Brakes: Tektro R539 DP 57 calliper
Gear lever: SRAM 9 Trigger
Rear mech: SRAM X7 short cage
Cassette: SRAM PG950 11-32
Chain: Wippermann Connex
Pedals: None supplied
Seatpost: 31.6 forged Aluminium, layback head
Saddle: Sella Italia Milano Flite Bonnie Black Ti136
Handlebar stem: Raised adjustable alloy 31.8
Handlebar: Flat AL7075 Silver
Handlebar grips: Sella Italia Epica Ergo Black Leather
Gear range (inches): 31-91"
Frame size: Suitable for inside leg 27-36"
Weight (no pedals): 11.2kg
Mudguards: Moulton Alloy
We’ve placed an order for three Moulton CONEs. - one will be our shop demonstrator and the other two will be available for sale. We’ll let you know when one have to view and test ride. You can order HERE.