I haven't ridden in years. I'm moving to SF in a few months for a job and I'm looking forward to a more outdoorsy culture, and I want to start riding now (currently in Austin, TX).
I went to the LBS and the Kona Dew did impress me. But I rode a couple of others (a Bianchi and something else) and the Dew felt good. But everyone here seems to be only thinking of the Dew Deluxe and not the Dew, and I'm more comfortable with $400 than $600.
Is the Dew itself an accepable bike? Or is it vastly inferior to the Deluxe (which is the vibe that I get on these forums from the searches etc.).
I have no intention of doing hardcore riding, this is more of an introduction to cycling as a hoppy to replace running (which I'm getting bored of).