Mike – this might be a bit left field as a request but what are the chances of doing a 12mm by 135mm rear end? The benefit is the ability to swap wheels between bikes; I am not suggesting that it needs a 12mm through axle.
The arrival of a new Alpine is going to cause me all sorts of difficult decisions. I love my Mk1 and it fits me perfectly, but I also love the idea of one that will take the new generation of forks and a dropper seatpost. What to do eh???