First post here.
I'm looking to put together a build around the FF29 frame from Kinesis. I have a budget of £1,500. I figure spend my budget on frame/fork/wheels in that order; and then add the rest. I'm new to all of this and so would welcome any helpful ideas. This is my first time back to biking in ages, but I wanted something different and personal to me. Initial use will be around easy trails until I get my eye in!
I'm wondering what people would recommend as a decent fork for around £350?
Also, I have the option to buy factory made wheels (such as the Shimano XT M785 for £200), or blow more cash on handbuilt Hope/Mavick wheels for around £320. Any thoughts as to whether the extra £120 is warranted?
Will probably buy a complete groupset as this looks the most cost effective thing to do.
Re: finishing - am tempted buy things like a Hope stem, but I have to save cash somewhere! Where can I spend less - and then build up later?