Ok guys, I need Y'alls expert opinions on this one.
I really like the Sette Fite, but do to shipping issues, I find it cheaper to go this route:
Went to the New bikeshop they opened up on base, A quite large Kona dealer(for on base), they have like 20 bikes out on floor, and close to 75 or so built in the back.
So heres what caught my eye.
Theres a nice and shiny eye catching Red 2007 Kona Dawg
Quick view of the specs:
Frame sizes S(15"), M(17"), L(18"), XL(19"), XXL(20"), XXXL(22")
Frame tubing Kona Clump Light 7005 Butted Aluminum 5"
Travel Rear shock Fox FLOAT Fork Marzocchi MX PRO 120mm travel
Braze-on fittings 2 bottles, fender, Disc brake tabs Headset
FSA Alpha Drive ISIS Chainrings 44/32/22 B/B RPM ISIS
Pedals Shimano PD-M505 Clipless
Chain Shimano CN-HG53
Freewheel Shimano Deore (11-34t, 9speed) F/D Shimano Deore R/D Shimano Deore Shifters Shimano Deore
Handlebar Kona XC/BC OS
Stem Kona XC/BC OS
Grips Kona Jack****
Brakes Hayes SOLE V6 w/HFX-9 blade Brake Levers Hayes SOLE V6 w/HFX-9 blade Front hub KK
Disc Rear hub Shimano FH-M475 disc Spokes 14g stainless
Tires Maxxis Ignitor 26x2.35
Rims Sun S.O.S. P1
Saddle WTB Speed V Comp
Seatpost Kona Double Thumb Seat clamp Kona QR
The bike is listed as 1500, but I can get it between 15-25% off because its an older model.
Its an 18 inch frame, they have a similar one in 20 I think,
The frame size actually doesn't feel to bad, its comfortable. only 1.5 inches smaller than the trek.
My question to you guys is:
Is this a reasonable price for this bike, I've heard this place has a rep for being rather high priced, and I've seen it myself as the crank set I bought for 30 bucks is priced at 55 here lol.
Because this, if I'm not getting ripped off, would be a lot easier than the sette.
and this way I can also just show up and home with it someday, and my dad cant say anything about it to try and stop me from buying a new bike. lol.