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I had a line on a discounted steel Ty frame, but the 157mm hub kept me from pulling the trigger. If I owned a Knolly FS bike with a 157mm hub it would have made sense, but I just got my fleet setup with 29er/148mm wheels and I'm not ready to mess that up.
I think Knolly missed an opportunity to design in swappable dropouts so folks could run 148 or 157mm hubs and ideally with sliders for adjustable CS length and SS. That would have opened Ty sales to more people. Some of whom could be lured over to the Knolly 157mm FS darkside since they had a HT frame that was cross compatible.
I'm Ti curious, but the cost for a production Ti frame being right up there with a custom steel frame has made that a hill I haven't been willing to climb.
I will add that if you haven't ridden a nice modern geo hardtail \[steel or Ti\] it's worth a shot if you can make it happen. The ride quality/capability is great and they are more than just a backup bike option.
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