How come I don't hear much about Bianchi or Marin mountain bikes? I've narrowed my short list down to about 6 and there is a Bianchi and 2 Marins on that short list. Specifically:
This 06 Bianchi Lynx: http://www.bianchiusa.com/06_lynx.html
This 07 Marin Bobcat Trail:
This 07 Marin Hawk Hill:
The Bianchi is a closeout so they are only asking $575 for it, but I saw that Bianchi isn't offering the Lynx for 07. Should I be worried? Would this warrant a lower price?
Then, with the Marin, well I drooled over these 11 years ago when I last rode a mountain bike. I'm wondering if something has changed over the years.
FWIW, if you're wondering, the other bikes currently on the short list:
06 Kona Blast (closeout)
07 Kona Blast
07 C'dale F5
I'd like to make a good and fair decision so any thoughts would be appreciated.