Alright, suppose a guy was looking to buy a hardtail frame for $300-400. Type of riding is mainly XC-type, no competitive racing. Steel might be preferred over aluminum. Frames only, since said guy would be building up with components already owned. What suggestions do you lads and lasses have, and why? Humor me.
Sorry I forgot to specify frame-only in my heading. I'm not so smart sometimes. But I'm really good at getting them Wheel of Fortune puzzles figured out.