I know, I know, yet another bike comparison thread. Well this one's all about speed.
I just got approved for a 2k loan and am looking to build an XC bike up from the frame.
I'm looking at either a Kona Kula Supreme or a Giant XtC alloy frame. I'm a little rough on my bikes so I don't want any carbon fiber crap. The one thing holding me back from the XtC is the inability to put my King headset on it. Is this rational? Which is better? Which is worse?