Asking for advice:
I'm not a big mountain biker (have done it in the past, but only on my brother's borrowed bike). I'm looking to get into it, and I saw a super-cheap freeride kit in. Wheelworld.com has sales: an '04 stinky primo for $600 and their freeride build kit for $1000. Basically that means almost half off. Here are links for the specs:
Now here's the dilemmna: I have little experience mountain biking, and all the experience I have is on a hardtail. I'm not ready for the freeride stuff...yet. I can see in the future getting a freeride bike, but if I were to buy a bike at full price it would be hardtail first, then a full suspension. The other option would be a efficient all-mountain bike: a yeti 575 or the like.
The question is: do I get the bike now? If I decide I don't like it, what would the resale value for a bike like that be? I'm guessing $2000 for lightly used. Less? More? I know it would be a sweet bike, but money is always an object and I'm thinking it might not be the right bike for me yet. What are your collective opinions on an entry- to mid-level biker getting a bike like this? Will I progress into it and make it worthwhile, or will be just a waste of a bike?