Yes its true Anson Wellington leaves Brooklyn Machine Works due to conflicts in interest. Anson has been riding BMW for the past 2-3 years and even help them develop a frame with his specs, called the ACL "Anson City Limits". A street worthy version of the Park bike, but a lot lighter and 24" specific. He managed to help tweak the design of the bike while recovering from knee surgery. In the past year, he designed his bars called the ODB Bar, which are super strong. With its 4" rise its meant for a rigid or super short travel fork. Since you know Anson with be on his grind, look for Yo!Welli!