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    2013 Kona Dew or 2013 Bianchi Cortina?

    I've been looking into finally getting a new hybrid bike for fitness, commuting and recreation. I've pretty much narrowed it down to these two bikes at my LBS. Last time I bought a bike was about a decade ago when I was still a kid so I don't know a whole lot about bikes. I've never purchased a higher end bike, just those department store ones so forgive me for my ignorance. The Kona Dew seems to be a bit sportier in terms of geometry. Are there any discrepancies in speed between the two bikes other than sitting in a more aerodynamic position on the Kona? Which of these two is the better buy in your opinion? Thanks in advance.

    Kona Dew: http://www.konaworld.com/bike.cfm?content=dew#1

    Bianchi Cortina: http://www.bianchiusa.com/bikes/strada/turismo/cortina/

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    Speed come from the motor. (you)

    Bianchi has more choices in colors.
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    How do you feel about tire sizes? How about shifters, twist vs trigger. Ride, straight fork vs curved? Curved will ride better. Color selection? Which one feels better to you? Which one trips your trigger?

    Personally, I like the Bianchi, but would change the shifters to triggers, and add Ergon Grips.

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    Seems like the Kona has slightly better components, and the shifters are better on it (by far).

    I'd buy the Kona, but that's just me. Buy the one you like riding the best and also think you'll still like riding 2 years from now.

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    I'd go Kona,but I have one and have owned 3 others in the series,so they're what I like. Neither are serious performance machines,so just ride both and decide which one you like better.

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