Hey All . . .
I have been riding the pavement for a couple of years and now want to try off-road. I'm interested in XC. I'm doing my research . . . hardtail vs full, 29 vs 26 and new vs used.
My question is about frame geometry. A friend mentioned that if I buy used make sure I don't get a downhill bike as the frame geometry is different than a XC. I have not had a chance to ask him to explain further. Can someone help me out.
What are the visual differences in frames? Is there a difference? What to I look for to ensure that I am looking at a XC bike and not a downhill?