My ’98 Factory XT does not have a disc mount, has a forged yoke, and no gusset. I don’t have a picture of the chainstays and this is a poor shot of the BB yoke, but you get the idea.


The disc mount is not called out in the catalog specs while the forged yoke is mentioned. It seems more like a ’99 Elite or Pro based on the specs in the catalogs and the frame itself. The Pro was a toned-down bassboat blue, so perhaps that is the source of the confusion.

There’s certainly been some inconsistencies in the Homegrown lineup, so it would be interesting to hear the backstory on the frame before passing final judgment. Either way, it’s still a sweet frame that looks to be in good shape.

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