I remember Brant (and Cy I think) mentioning in the past that they felt that Crud Catcher boses in the downtube was a bad idea in such a stressed area of the frame. In the recent thread on the new Shedfire frames it was again mentioned along with mention of frames that had failed due to cracks propagating from the boses. It's not a big issue for me at present as my 853 Inbred is a fab ride but one day (money allowing) I'll probably fancy another frame.
I rather fancy the look of the Genesis Altitude frame but, it's got Crud Catcher boses. At 6' tall and well over 15 stone I'm a bit of a fat biffer and reckon that any 'highly stressed' area of a frame is going to be much more stressed with me on it than a 10 stone whippet racer. So, are Crud Catcher boses really a disaster waiting to happen and should I discount and otherwise great looking frame on these grounds?