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Old 10-04-13, 08:25 PM   #1
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Split Seatstay: clyde friendly?

I'm looking at a Specialized AWOL frame right now (, which seems to meet most of my criteria for a winter/rain bike. However, one thing is throwing me for a loop: It's got a split seatstay, so you can install a belt drive on it.

Does anyone know if a design like this compromises the strength of a frame for clydesdale-weight riders?
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