Looking for a 29er frame, not too slack, not too racey, something that will be fun on singletrack but also comfortable enough for multi day bike packing trips.
Currently the front runner is the Salsa El-Mariachi, have also looked at the Cotic and Genesis options.
Anything else I should be considering? £500-ish, needs to come in small sizes, not fussed about what the frame is made of. I am pretty ignorant of more niche brands so would appreciate any suggestions.