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Starting a build. Frame and forks?

youngy4130youngy4130 Posts: 8
edited March 2017 in MTB buying advice
Hi

I'm looking at starting a custom built hardtail. The bike i have at the moment isn't very good and I'm after an upgrade.

I know it's easier and cheaper to buy a complete bike but I'd like to build my own. I'd like complete control over my components and want to learn more about building bikes in the process. I ride trails/enduro mainly so looking for something I can throw about a lot and get some speed also not too difficult in the climbs.

I'm after some advice on a Frame and forks.

I'm looking at the On*One DeeDar frame at the moment. Its £300 They also do a very popular (and cheaper) 456650b frame but there's something about the seat stay that doesn't feel right to me. It just doesn't look very strong.

Does anyone have experience with either of these? Or any other good recommendations at about that price point?

Secondly I'm trying to figure out what the best forks options are around £300-500 I don't really know where to start with the forks so would love some advice.

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