Ted decided that for his latest 29er he'd take rider input into the design to try and build a hardtail that features shortish chainstays yet still has room for modern day front derailleurs. He's calling it "The Monkey Butt" due to the fact that it was inspired by input from folks over at www.ridemonkey.com

Here's a shot of Ted with the frame in the raw:

And to read more about Ted's latest and some really good input from a bunch of fellow riders and bike folks pay a visit here:


It is a pretty cool thread to follow.