So I went to my LBS again today (I'm certain they're sick of seeing me and letting me ride during my lunch hour). I was looking at an 06 RH comp w/ disc and now I am looking at an 05 Stumpy w/o disc. There is a $300 diff in price ($850 vs $1150) and to me the frame on the SJ felt a lot lighter.
To the point...Since I was now confused by the Speacialized situation, I decided to check out the Kona Caldera (which my LBS doesn't sell), and I was wondering which Kona has a frame comparable to the '05 SJ (which is M4 I think. Which means nada to me, but felt real light). The reason I ask, is it seems that a Kona in the same price range as a Specialized is coming equiped w/ better compents (XT vs LX on RD, LX vs Deore on shifters).
Just something I was wondering and figured some of y'all may know.