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    Kona vs Cannondale

    I am looking into an entry level mountain bike. Can anyone recommend any models of the 2 brands listed? Kona or Cannondale? I want something that I can off road and somewhat ride around town. Price range is under $700.

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    The Blast?

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    I have two Cannondales and love them but I've yet to spend less than $1300 on one. I remember seeing some tough Konas for lower prices though.
    "Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?" -Lance Armstrong

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    I was looking into the f7, have you ever owned one of them?

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    F7 is solid. We sell it at the shop and it seems to be a solid frame with decent components.

    I'd switch those tires though for something less aggressive if its going to see more street time than dirt. If I recall it's SRAM-equipped which personally gets props from me. I hate Shimano unless its index (old-school DeoreLX).

    It's about the same as the M700 without the pepperoni fork of greatness.
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    Cannondale F5. Got mine for 650$. X5-7 mix with a decent (compared with the entry RST's) Dart 3.
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    I love my 2010 Blast........
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    They are BOTH GOOD. However, the Cannondale can later be built into a crazy-light, 19-pound XC climbing rocket...with the right parts, just like mine:

    2001 Cannondale Bad Boy Ultra - Shimano XTR/SRAM X0; Magura, Velocity Blunt SL
    2012 Trek Superfly 100 Pro - SRAM XX; Bontrager RXXXL; Easton Haven; Rock Shox SID XX

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    like konas more..

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