I have a 6 year old Gary Fisher X-Caliber that is giving out on me. I've upgraded parts on it over the years so I don't want to buy a new bike, but want to use many existing parts and build up a new bike from scratch.
I started looking at frames and the name brands like Likespeed, Airborne, Merlin etc. are incredibly expensive.
I found two frames though that are only $299 and seem to get good comments on mtbr.com They are the Spicer mountain bike frame (www.spicercycles.com) and the Weyless Ultra (www.supergo.com)
I was wondering if anyone here knew anything about either frame. They seem to be made from good materials, with decent geometry. So whattya think? Are these frames a great deal or a rip off?
Keep in mind that by going with one of these frames I'll be able to run all XTR and other lightweight parts with a Manitou Mars Elite fork.
Thanks for your thoughts...