I'm looking at picking up my first FS next season. Right now, I'm looking at either picking up a Giant Trance 2 during the spring sales or picking up a Nukeproof Mega 275 frame and make it a project bike.

I can use most of the parts off my current HT bike which I'd upgraded this past season with Shimano XT components plus a box full of new spare parts I have lying around, incl a new a Rockshox Revelation fork, BB, rotors etc.

I'd just have to pickup a set of wheels, derailleur, shifter, chain and cassette. I do all my bike work and have all the tools and then some, so that's not part of the expense.

As for the HT frame, I still have the factory parts that I can rebuild it back with.

What do y'all think?