carl strong is one of the best builders in the biz. he use to make frames for ibis as well. page mtbr member donkey (he hangs out in the single speed and 29er forums). he has a ti pipestone, and it's probably one of the sweetest frames i have ever seen on mtbr.
Thinking of getting a custom steel mtb frame.
but they are beautiful frames. He does amazing paint jobs as well. The only downside may be the wait. I've heard that it can be a long time for a Strong. You may want to find out from others who own one of his bikes. Otherwise, I'd say it's a great choice.
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