Hi there beloved community members,
Any thoughts on favorite hardtail frames for a fella on a budget?
With my Fisher Aquila permanently converted to commuter duty, I need to get a new frame. This frame will hopefully be the last frame. Originally I had my heart set on a Reynolds 853 unit, but I am starting to reconsider aluminum...
Two top contenders are: Santa Cruz Chameleon, Spicer mtb
Both get rave reviews.
Eventually (October...please God) i will put a 100mm travel fork on it, a 2x8 drivetrain with a chainguard, and some bizarre goodies on it so that i can resume explorations in Wissahickon and Jim Thorpe. I like riding uphill, I like catching modest air on downhills, I like practical equipment...what else...I run V-brakes...that's about it. Would you mind sharing some of your ollective wisdom and help me find some more candidates?