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    i can jump very high
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    Cinder Cone vs F5

    Went and tested about 20 bikes today, specialized, haro, giant, even a cannondale that cost 7,000 dollars. after it is done, there was 2 bikes that stood out for the day (that i could afford).

    Kona Cinder Cone and the Cannondale f5.

    some differences
    -kona has a lockout on the fork
    -cannondale has Sram 5 shifters compared to the Deore's on the kona.
    -cannondale was 70 dollars cheaper.

    im not sure on the other differences as far as wheels/hubs or even the reputation of the brands, but give me some insight on what yall think.

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    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
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    You'd be hard pressed to sell me on a Crack-n-fail

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    I thought you wanted a bike that could take 5-7 foot drops, neither of those would be a good choice for that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    The way I ride requires the most advanced, toughest wheelset's available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by While At Rome
    Went and tested about 20 bikes today, specialized, haro, giant, even a cannondale that cost 7,000 dollars. after it is done, there was 2 bikes that stood out for the day (that i could afford).

    Kona Cinder Cone and the Cannondale f5.

    some differences
    -kona has a lockout on the fork
    -cannondale has Sram 5 shifters compared to the Deore's on the kona.
    -cannondale was 70 dollars cheaper.

    im not sure on the other differences as far as wheels/hubs or even the reputation of the brands, but give me some insight on what yall think.
    Between the Cinder Cone and Cannondale.....I would pick the Cinder Cone.....Personal preference...

    - I like the lock out option for climbing and if I have to ride on the road to get to the trail head
    - I would say the Deore would be as good or better than SRAM 5.0
    - And, $70 is not that much of a difference...I know it depends on ones budget.....but if you are considering that price point....why not buy the bike that you like and has the features that may be useful for your riding style....


    Both are very reputable brands.....can not go wrong with either.....provided that the bikes fit you the same....
    "....You are never lost, if you dont care where you are...."

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    i can jump very high
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeRidin'
    I thought you wanted a bike that could take 5-7 foot drops, neither of those would be a good choice for that.
    from what i was told, no bike in my price range would be good for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by While At Rome
    from what i was told, no bike in my price range would be good for that.
    Pffft, a hardrock would be perfect for that.
    Quote Originally Posted by Killer B
    The way I ride requires the most advanced, toughest wheelset's available.

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