ride for a change
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Bikes: Surly Cross-check & Moonlander, Pivot Mach 429, Ted Wojcik Sof-Trac, Ridley Orion. Santa Cruz Stigmata
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It's entry level. And since it's new you get to eat the immediate depreciation. I have no idea if it's a good price or not. But If you are going to ride it every day it might not be as rugged or light as you'd like.
What I would suggest, FWIW, For a couple hundred more you could buy a fantastic used hard tail MTB on CL - Ebay or some other local used bike source. it will have a better frame, better components, it will be lighter, will last longer and will be far more worthy of upgrades. Especially if you are ok with 26" wheels. Everyone is 27.5" and 29er crazy these days and from what I'm seeing in the market around here the prices of used 26" wheel bikes has plummeted. Great deals are out there.