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Old 06-11-06, 07:37 AM   #1
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Decision time, input please

I'm ready to buy my first "real" mountain bike and have narrowed it down to these three bikes:

Kona Cinder Cone $899 CDN
Specialized Rockhopper Disc $879 CDN
Specialized Hardrock Disc $649 CDN

I'll be using it primarily for trail riding and maybe some wood trails as well.

I have also checked out a few bike shops in my area and have decided on which shop to purchase from.

Thanks
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Test ride them all and see which one feels best to you. If you have the cash go with the cinder cone or rockhopper.
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Old 06-11-06, 08:42 AM   #3
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Forget about the hardrock. I'd pick the Rockhopper out of the 3 because the other 2 have Mz-3 forks.
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Test ride them all and see which one feels best to you. If you have the cash go with the cinder cone or rockhopper.
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Test ride them all and see which one feels best to you. If you have the cash go with the cinder cone or rockhopper.
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Assuming it fits, I'd go with the rockhopper
Though the discs on the Rockhopper are worse, as are the rear hub, the foirk is better and your less likely to replace that. I'd see if your shop won't let you put some decent brakes on there for thier cost above retail of the stockers. You can replace the hub when it blows up.
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