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    Looking to buy a bike

    hey everyone,
    great forum here!! i am newly registered but have been reading quite a bit and the support here is wonderful...anyways a few years ago i was biking a lot and had a specialized hardrock comp disc...im a big guy approx 350lbs and want to start biking again...i was down to 300lbs at the end of 2008 but my bike was stolen and i couldnt afford to replace it. anyways...im looking to buy a new bike and have been looking at a kona dew plus 2011 model, 36 spokes, rigid fork...this bike will be used for road/bike paths. does this seem like a decent bike? a bikeshop 45 minutes from me has it currently for $550 and i seems comparable to my hardrock i had other than the front suspension which i hated anyways.

    thanks for any advice!

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    The kona's are pretty good value and would be ideal for your intended use.

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    thanks for the response!

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    For the money, dang, that's hard to beat. I'd go for it, seems right up the alley for the riding you're doing.

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    thanks...just really hoping its a well built bike...my hardrock was built like a tank and im hoping this is just as well built.

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    The bike sounds right but only a test ride will truely tell if it is the bike for you. Take a drive down to the store and give it a ride and then test ride another similar bike (regardless of price). Then ride the Kona again to see if your opinion of it has changed.

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