surprise! i want a new bike. i've loved my rush but the time has come to build something more unique and better suited to my riding style (whatever that is).
so i want to build a sweet racing hardtail. i think i know what kind of componentry i'd like but not sure about the frame. i would like something unique, lightweight, made in the usa, and reasonably affordable. vassagos are cool, but i want a 26er. curtlo looks interesting, but i hear it takes forever to get the job done. those of you that are more wise to the industry than me - what should i be looking at? suggestions?