I'm looking to build a light weight all day bike for the Alps and am trying to come up with a shortlist of frames to look for as a base for the build. I live in Geneva and there are a lot of epic Alpine descents nearby, but the best ones require equally epic climbs so I'm focussed on building something a lot lighter than my current 35lb+ big bike. Ultimately I'd like to build something close to 25lbs overall that I can cycle to Zermatt and back on, but also I've done the Mega for the last couple of years so I'd plan to use it for that kind of thing too so it can't be too XC focussed
Here's what I'm looking for:
Frame weight with shock closer to 5lbs than 6lbs. Definitely not over 6
26" wheels only
67 degree HA or lower, or tapered headtube for an angleset
Preferably ISCG tabs and a bolt through rear axle
No reputation for cracking easily
So far the only frames I've found that fit the bill are the carbon versions of the Stumpjumper Evo, Lapierre Spicy, and Trek Remedy. What else should I be putting on the list?