When they made their debut appearance at NAHBS this spring, the new 2015 Fat Chance Yo Eddy looked good, using a True Temper steel frame in both 27.5 and 29er sizes. One common attribute was the very short 433mm (17.04″) chainstays, which made for some very tight rear tire clearance on the 29er.
Chris Chance listened, and he’s reworked the 29er’s seat tube with a slight bend, opening up space for improved mud and debris clearance. It’s not enough to up the tire allowance, so 29×2.25 is still about the max recommendation. But it does lead to other changes…
Aaaaahhh, that’s more like it. While that may have opened up room for a front derailleur clamp (barely), they went ahead and added a direct-mount FD mount to the seat tube should you want to put more than one chainring up front.
That means they had to add cable routing for a front derailleur, too. It runs along the downtube with full housing. The dropper post remote line runs on the other side of the downtube and into the port on the bottom of the seat tube for a stealth post.