“That sweet middle ground between a cyclocross bike and a 29’er that makes it the best all-around bike one can build”. There’s good reason why this type of bike is often only the result of custom builds – compatibility. Namely compatibility woes between road and mtb parts. With this in mind we designed to frameset to be as accommodating as possible within the design confines (road or mtn chainset/FD). We knew some people would take one look at the frame and want to build it up with a more road-focused (albeit larger tyred) build in mind, others, would see knobbly tyres and mud.