Hey, I'm new to these forums, and I guess you could also say that about the biking scene. I have a few friends that happen to be into bikes, and they've pretty much sucked me into bikes too. I'm going to be building my first bike soon, and I'm debating between 2 full suspension frames right now, and any advice, and pointers regarding the two will be appreciated.
I like the Giant NRS frame, since it's incredibly light, although pricey. But, I'm also considering the K2 Tirade 5.0 frame- but I'm hearing that it's pretty heavy, and not so great to have when hitting the trail. I did a search already, but didn't find out too much. I was wondering if anyone had any input on the K2 Tirade 5.0, and the Giant NRS frames. Which one would you use for riding trails? What about jumping off stairs etc.?
For picture references:
K2 Tirade 5.0 Frame (7 lbs):
Giant NRS Frame (5.5 lbs):
Thanks in advance