I'm not quite sure what you mean by, " can beat up". If you mean a hardtail meant for more aggressive riding then take a look at the Banshee Paradox. I have ordered one based on the great reviews I have seen like this one. It's aluminum, designed for a 120mm. fork and sells for $600.ncfisherman said:Looking for a strong frame that I can beat up, if need be.
Steel or Aluminum? I could go with steel, but thinking I would rather have AL for the lighter weight.
It will have a suspension fork - minimum of 100mm of travel.
What bikes do I need to add to my list? Budget for the frame will be $500-$1000 - would like to stay near $500.