Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Buffalo, NY
Bikes: 2012 Surly LHT, 1995 GT Outpost Trail
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Split Seatstay: clyde friendly?
I'm looking at a Specialized AWOL frame right now (http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...-comp-frameset
), 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?