went to the lbs today to check out the kona dew and ended up taking it home! i got there at about 6 and didnt leave till closer to 9, an hour after they closed, while they adjusted and adjusted and adjusted until it was right. it still wasn't shifting as well as i would have liked so they're going to upgrade the shifters at no cost to me! they were going to upgrade the front derailleur to a deore but they were having trouble fine tuning it. but i'll take free upgraded shifters and break levers! plus i get free tuneups for life. if any of you guys are looking to buy a bike in the st. louis area, i emplore you to go to the hub bicycle shop. i didn't intend to buy the bike today but since they devoted so much time and effort to trying to make it a good experience for me, i would have felt bad if i didn't!