Getting back in to biking after some 20-odd years, and with the assistance of this forum, have tracked down a rather limited number of bikes available in my area . . . three to be exact. 2007 Norco Storm, 2006 Norco Pinnacle and 2006 Kona Blast. Still trying to get my had around spec's, but started to consider the Storm (who knows . . perhaps aesthetics at this point). The shop will slap one together in the next few days for me to check out . . . no strings attached. As my next option is a 500 km round trip to the next nearest shop, thought I'd query as to any user opinions on the Storm (or the other two for that matter).
Adult male, 210 lb/6 ft. Predominately rural gravel roads with some offroad into ravines, cultivated fields; 4-season use. Heading to the "big city" opens up the options to pretty much anything, albeit what is currently in stock during what I'm understanding is late season for bike shopping. Appreciate any and all comments. thanks