I have a dilemma. I can get a new Blur Classic frame for $1000. A Blur XC frame will cost $1600. I enjoy XC riding and single track of all flavors - I do not race. I ride mainly in Michigan - lots of technical single track.
I am going to build the bike with high end components. Is the weight difference and geometry difference worth the extra $600?
I expect the bike to end up costing around $3500, so should I blow the extra bucks to go with the XC frame or will I not really notice the difference?
Is the XC frame really 3/4 lb lighter? WHat would you do?