I'm about to press 'buy' on an Inbred 29er frame to build as a touring bike/occasional MTB. I'll be building it with a Surly ECR fork, flat bars, front and rear panniers, disc brakes, etc.
I was playing polo when everyone's Pompino chainstays broke and I'm slightly nervous these will too (especially with rear luggage). Does anyone have any experience/advice? I'm looking at a 21" as I'm 6ft 2" and have had issues with bent seatposts on bikes with seattubes below 50cm long.
I'm only going to be in western europe so I'm thinking if it does snap I can possibly process a warranty claim from abroad and get a replacement sent out. I've only read a few reports online of them breaking (and they must have sold a fair few) and one was apparently after 12,000km of South American touring...
I know I should get an Ogre or something 'proper' but they're 3 x the price and I'm trying not to spend a fortune on gear so I actually have some money left to live off.