I've been looking at bikes alot recently and I had planned on doing this thread for a long time. Since Im bored at the moment, I figured Id make it now. Below, are all the bikes I want to test ride, and hopefully purchase one of. The brands - specialized, trek, kona, and santa cruz. Im looking for a cross country bike, whose geometry allows my back to not be hunched over so much. My friend has a 4900 and it feels like Im not hunched over on it at all when Ive rode it. So basically based on the pricing, just let me know which bikes your fond of and why. Also I may have the potential for a substancial amount of money soon.
Trek- 4900 (619.99)/ 6500 disc (909.99) / bruiser 2 (not sure, but I like this bike)
kona- caldera (899.00)/ kikapu (999.00)/ kikapu delux (1299.00)
Specialized- hardrock pro disc (700-750 not sure) rockhopper comp disc (880.00)/ rockhopper pro disc- all mountain (1100.00)/ rockhopper pro disc (1100.00)
Ive found the all mountain and pro disc for 999.00 at a lbs
Santa cruz superlight D ( I believe its 1599.00 not sure)
Below are pics of all the bikes in order of me having posted them.