Okay, I'm pretty sure this is the best place to post this...
Im not terribly new to bicycles but i am definitely new to the mtn. biking. With that i have a friend that is giving me a little guidance and helping me get started in mtn. biking. We went out looking at bikes and i got educated for the most part and i gave a little test ride to a few bikes. Out of the ones that i had the chance to ride (which was a few) i REALLY liked two of them. I was wondering what you guys thought about the two and an "i like that" or "i like this" would be fine but i'm really looking for the because, so that i can learn about the equipment and what the differences are by opinion
The Novara Ponderosa 2009
Or the Kona Blast 2009