Clink said:Anyone heard any rumours about their new frame? I've heard it's meant to have room for 2.5's in the rear which would be fab with it's short stays.
It will feature a double butted 4130 steel top and down tube, bent down tube for fork clearance, plate style drop outs, and capability to run single speed with its horizontal drop outs with built in tensioners. The dropout on the geared side will be an alloy replaceable one.
Production versions should show up this spring at a suggested retail of around $200.00. (That's right. 2 hundies!)
The tire clearance is for a 2.4″er on this one, by the way.
Yes- short chainstays, better tire clearance.Clink said:Presume it keeps the short chainstays of the original?
What's the rest made from??
Yes, that is a bent seat tube. Chain stays are listed at 425mm on the old version. (16.73") and I was told the new version retains the "same short chain stays".ScottN said:Is that a bent ST too?
Or is it an optical illusion? How short is short cs when you're talking here? Any idea on the rest of the geometry?
I do not have any solid geometry numbers on this one yet, but I would be extremely surprised if it was anything out of the ordinary XC/Trail type geo centered around an 80mm fork.ScottN said:Thanks. What about the rest of the geometry? Is it designed for the newer 100/120mm forks? I really dig the short chainstay idea along with the longer fork for a more all mountain setup of sorts.
Well, yeah.........the Origin 8 carbon Black Ops fork, of course.ETP2008 said:Will there be a rigid fork option please? I guess they have a carbon fiber rigid recomendation?
Everything should be very close to the original, with the exception of the tire clearance, which has been increased over the original. Those looking for a bike with short chain stays, high BB's, and slacker head tubes should look elsewhere. The Scout will be a XC/Trail oriented geometry.Clink said:Thanks GT. Any more geometry info? Sure would be nice if they put something on their site.