Over the past 12 months, Morpheus Cycles has been working diligently to bring its dirt jump concept to life. Now, after a full season of testing by Anthony Messere and Mitch Chubey, riding on the FMBA world tour, Morpheus has put their feedback and knowledge into creating a second generation dirt jump prototype. The production version of the bike is set to debut in January, 2012. The only problem - the bike has no name.
Morpheus Cycles and Pinkbike have teamed up to provide Pinkbike users with the opportunity to name this groundbreaking bike. Since its inception, there has been tons of controversy over the design and relevance of the new technology incorporated into this frame. Any and all (publicly decent) suggestions are welcome. In addition to your valuable comments, Morpheus will be checking all posts to pick the most appropriate name for the new bike.
Home sweet home - anywhere there's dirt. Want the first production version off of the line? All you have to do is come up with a name for it!
The yet to be named prototype shot outside the Morpheus factory in Bronx, NY.
The prototype uses a unique looking Telescopic Rear Dropout to adjust the the chain stay length
Anthony Messere and Mitch Chubey have been using the TRD rear end without issue throughout last season. Morpheus will have a 14.2'' - 15.8'' chainstay in production while allowing most 2.5'' tires to fit. It uses 45* angles and microscopic teeth to provide more stability and alignment than ever before. Try aligning your horizontal dropout down to the millimeter as you can with the TRD system.
The prototype can show off some impressive welds, but the production version will use a hydroformed front end.
New seat stays and CNC - dropout bracket increase stiffness by over 30%. TRD still provides a relatively supple ride without sacrificing lateral stiffness. The CNC’d yolk incorporates the ISCG 05 tabs into the design of the frame. Less welding means less weight.
Alejandro Ortiz, Morpheus’ factory race rider – having some fun on the DJ after a season plagued with a knee surgery. Watch out 2012, here he comes…Once Morpheus chooses, one lucky Pinkbike user (the person who suggested the name) will be the proud owner of the first production dirt jumper off the line. Put those name ideas in the comment section down below - Let the naming begin!www.morpheususa.comPhotography by Dave Tufino and Matthew R. DeLorme