I'm thinking of getting a mtb to ride in winter, but mostly to hack around with my boys (which will probably be more challenging and certainly involve more dirt and rocks).
So I've noticed that high end mtbs seem to be going carbon. I have a Ti road bike and have always appreciated the zero maintenance aspect of the frame, in addition to the ride quality.
I would think that these qualities would apply even more in mtb'ing where the prospect of banging into stuff that might put a small crack into a carbon frames seems higher.
Am I missing something? (It's not like carbon is cheap, so it can't be the price of Ti can it?)
[pls ignore cross post in racing forum, meant to post here]