I am going out to buy my first FS bike. I have been taking a look at some of the LBS and there are some pretty good deals on some of the 2006 closeouts. I am looking to spend around $1,200 - 1,500 on my bike. So far I have seen the 200 Specialized FSR xc Comp and the 2006 Kona Kikapu Deluxe.
I am not going to do any crazy jumps or anything like that. I will mostly be doing riding on some of the local trails in Orange County with some climbing and downhill.
Any advice on these bikes or any others I should look at?