Three fish, don't believe all you read about Alan, he is not all that bad, but i guess you have made your own mind up.
The HT on the HX1 is a tapered zero stack type. Frame comes with an EBB. HA is 68 with a 140mm fork. More geo info can be seen here http://www.progressive-bikes.co.uk/hx1.html
Axle is a standard 135mm QR with a nice neat replaceable drop out that looks clean when removed for for running single speed. Colours are ano black, ano silver and painted white. All your money will come to me