Maybe this is a rebellion to carbon-maybe it is just an attempt to go back to a simpler, earthier bike. this frame and fork will see duty in the mountains of Colorado and elsewhere . The tubeset is True Temper OX main tubes and the fork is all True Temper as well. The Columbus stays are a nice lightweight compliment to the main tubes and the frame came out under 4 lbs.
Although not a specific customer request the dropouts are stainless steel front and rear and I'll have the faces masked off. The front dropouts fit the blades better than the other non-stainless ones I had in stock and it saved me a lot of filing time. The front tips also look nicer than the others as the points compliment the fork crown motif.
These are pre-bent Columbus seat stays, not what I use much of the time but they work really well on road frames.