Have you tried running your rear tire the other way? Is the grip while climbing and accelerating any different? Is it a pain to use a disc w/ the horizontal drops? Damn I ask a lot of questions. Nice bike -- sweet integrated seatpost clamp.
WTB recommends the rear tire to be run as the same as the front. Acceleration and climbing? I've run both ways and didn't notice any difference. I was running Conti Gravity 2.3's on there, but they slipped and skittered. Horizontal dropouts aren't too difficult to deal with, you just have to have a 19mm box end wrench and a 5mm hex. Flip the bike over, adjust the wheel position, then eyball the caliper position in relation to the rotor and make your adjustment. I admit that it is a bit more tinkering than a dropout with an EBB.
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