I see a lot questions like this on here, but a lot of great anwers, so I thought I would give it a try.
I'm just getting into mountain biking, and am looking to buy a new bike. Just getting started, it is easy to gravitate towards some of the "big" names, like Trek or Specialized.
Right now I am riding a GT Rebound, which I purchased about 5-6 years, and haven't really ridden it until this year.
My price range is $2000-$3000.
The first bike I was looking at is the Trek Fuel, more specifically the 9. But now I've also taken a look at a Marin and the Kona King.
I'm sure all of these bikes are good and they will get the job done, but I'm wondering if anyone can point out any negatives? I know nothing of the Marin or Kona brands.
I've shyed away from the Marin as the LBS told me the 15.5" that they had in stock would be large enough. I would just have to raise the seat. Seeing that now I ride a 20", I think he was just trying to make a sale.
Any opinions are appreciated.