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If they are both entry level and have similar grade components and style ie. hard tail etc... there is little difference or reason. If a certain bike has more common or standard fittings instead of proprietary that could be a reason, as it will be more worthwhile investing in upgrades down the road. I look at components as being transferable so I want frames that will accept common sizes.

That comes into play if you buy, for example, a good quality dropper post. If you want it to transfer you need to think about the seat post sizing. Another case might be how the derailer hangs, through axle or QR or whether the frame has eyelets for racks/fenders, if you see yourself going that route down the road for some reason. An adaptable frame can morph into a few different bikes instead of having to buy several.
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