K2 Zed, Marin Bobcat Trail??? Any good?
Hey guys! I'm looking to upgrade my current bike. I got it when I was 11, so I've outgrown it. I am in high school and my parents won't allow me to get a job. They want me to concentrate on school, so I don't have a lot of spending money, basically what I got for my birthday and my parents will kick in a little bit. We're not rich and I would work if they would let me, so please don't lecture me about getting out there and working. I want a decent bike though, not some Wal-MArt Mongoose. I've been searching the net and deals are pretty hard to come by it seems. I did find a K2 Zed 1.0 sorta in my range and also a Marin Bobcat trail bike. Are either one of these any good? Is one better than the other? Does one brand stand out more as more reputable etc?