Ive been riding a piece of junk huffy just to get into trail riding. I am now riding multiple times a week and am constantly having to spend money just to keep the junker on the trail. I want to build a bike the way I want it and was wondering if the Access XCL 9r frame is a good platform to start with. I am new to this and have never built a bike from the ground up and would love to have something to be proud of and have fun riding instead of having to carry the bike out of the trails on my back because I destroyed another derailur or front fork. Im sure there will be more questions in the future. Right now I am just trying to find a decent frame to build off of for under $300 could be a 26 or a 29. Ive rode a few Specialized 29ers at the LBS and love the way they feel but a 26 may suit me just as well. If you have any questions to ask me that I need to answer to better help me narrow down my search please fire away since I am new to this.