This frame is small enough that I was not able to build a full wishbone seatstay. I just mitered the stays so that I could weld them to the sides of the seat tube. I've seen it done but for me , this is a first. The rear end of the frame is really stiff......pretty surprising to me as it isn't built super heavy.
I was told that this rider is going to compete in an Xterra event. With a 120 mm fork this frame should be a pretty plush ride. It is the smallest 29er I have built so far. The Paragon head tube allows foe a tapered steerer and a much lower headset stack so that the smaller rider will have a decent cross-country bar position.