New SC Chameleon vs Kona Explosif 27.5
Never had a hardtail before but I'm looking at these 2 possibilities now
Aluminum vs steel, Kona accepts 12x142 dropouts (very nice), I like the higher BB on the SC which would be about 1" higher with 650 wheels, frame only list price is $250 less for the Kona, lots of other dimensions are nearly identical and both have ISCG tabs and can take a tapered fork.
Is the 12.1" BB of the Kona gonna be an issue here in the New England rocks is my big question/concern. Total HT newbie here but want to give it a whirl.