Gadzooks, you say, why? Well, because I’m a silly, silly person and I want to see how it’ll ride. I was dubious about the original , but I ended up loving it…so why not keep pushing the envelope? I love experimenting on myself, hence the various curved tubes, prototype dropouts (there will be more about those once I get the go-ahead from the manufacturer), offset rear end, etc, etc.
Geometry numbers for the curious folks:
-29″ wheels, of course
-69 HTA, 97mm trail, 65.8cm front center
-73 effective seat tube angle
-59cm/23.2″ effective toptube
-42.3″ wheelbase. Yikes.
-For a 100mm tapered steerer fork
-305mm/12″ BB height
-40cm/15.7″ actual and 39.4cm/15.5″ effective chainstays
-5mm offset rear end (requires a custom zero-dish geared rear wheel and 56mm outboard chainline), standard 73mm english shell
-Clearance for a 2.4″ tire (but not a Knard, sorry)
-1x only – no front derailleurs allowed
-My usual long head tube and seat tube
-Way more curves than are necessary
-4.4#, give or take a few grams.