I'm hoping to source knowledge and opinion from you on selection of frame for my new bike build project over the off season.. My budget for a frame is circa £300 and I've narrowed down my search to a couple of frames, although I'd listen to alternatives.
Where I ride is intermediate level trails, with a bit of XC and DH potential. Quite alot of tight technical stuff too. Varying terrain with plenty of rough hard surfaces, and steep hills, both up and down. I figure I want something (hardtail only) light but strong, with lots of pedal power, that also is comfortable and fun to ride. I'm over 6' but not too heavy at 80kg/12+ stone.
I've done a fair amount of research over the last few weeks and I think I've narrowed down my favoured choices to
On-One Carbon 456 for £300
On-One Carbon 456 Frame
kinesis xc130 for £280
Kinesis Maxlight XC130 Frame 2011 K ML 130 42 G : Bikes | Mountain Bikes | Road Bikes| Winstanleys Cycles
Slightly more expensive but available on a decent finance deal is a BMC TE01 for £650 in total
BMC Teamelite TE01 2011 Frameset | Evans Cycles
I am keen to know what people think of these frames at these prices, and I am also open to suggested alternatives.
Thanks for reading and I appreciate your opinion and help
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