I am having some issues with my Whyte, and I am not sure exactly what the cause is.
The tyre runs very, very close to the drive side chainstay, perhaps 1mm with a Nobby Nic 2.25" tyre in on standard rims. With a little flex in the wheel it is rubbing on the frame and it is starting to bug me.
What I don't know is... why is this happening? Is the wheel built wrong (there is a load of space on the non-drive side), is the frame out of alignment or is it just a really rubbish bit of design work?
Going to drop it into my LBS (DC Cycles in Ulverston) next week for their opinion assuming I don't make it past Wheelbase where I got it from before then. You would think a trail frame could take a pretty standard tyre size used in trail riding!
The other option, I suppose, it to find out what the stiffest 29er rim is and get some new wheels built. Or sell the frame and get a Horse Thief.