Have been researching bikes now for a few months, as I'm looking to buy a bike and get into it. Problem is that I dont know which bike is going to suit me best.
At first I was looking at hardtails, cheaper and lighter. Then I started thinking a FS would be better, makes the rides alot smoother.
What I want to do is ride it to work on the weekdays, only a few ks, take it out on the weekends onto trails etc but I also want it to be able to handle a few drops and jumps. I'm not sure if a XC bike is built to handle say 3 foot drops. Think I need something with 5-6 inches of travel, but with a more freeride style to it.
I would get a street/trail/park bike, but the smallness of the frames unappeals to me, I assume they wouldnt be great at all for going on a ride for a few hours.
I looked at a Kona Kikapu deluxe, would that handle what I would be throwing at it? What sort of drops could say a 2007 trance 2 handle?