If you offer this frame at the same $299 prelaunch price, I'm in for one.
btw, does it have an eccentric BB or track fork ends?
Thorry, BD, we're not going to have separate frames in this first go-round... probably will in the Fall, but for this Spring it will be complete bikes only.
The Trophy SS frame has sliding plates for drop-outs. This allows moving the axle for chain take-up, but takes the disc tabs along with it. We felt that both EBB and horizontal D/O's had too many draw-backs.
IMO, EBB's can be difficult to set, relatively heavy and susceptible to slippage, as well as moving the crank position. Horizontal D/O's can be effective if engineered correctly, but don't play well with disc brakes.
So, the sliding plate set-up seems the best bet for the bike I envisioned... one with discs (and with aluminum frame and suspension fork, though that has nothing to do with the D/O's) made more for gearie's who want to add a SS to their stable... and one that feels much like their regular MTB (with the obvious exception of multi-speeds). I realize that there are SS purists out there who will only go with a steel frame, V-brakes and a rigid fork. Those folks have a lot to chose from already, so I wanted to do a SS rig that is a little more in keeping with more mainstream MTB's of the day.
PS. Also, sorry for the "thorry" crack, but I couldn't resist given your Avatar and title line...
and so, we shall WELEASE BWIAN !!!!