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    kona one20 or specialized fsr xc or.....

    I'm wanting to get back into mountain biking since I just sold my track bike, and I am going to do just a bit of everything. So I figure a 120mm travel fs bike should fit the bill.

    I've been looking at the 09 kona one20 and the 09 specialized fsr xc. Both are right at about $1k.

    Wondering if one is going to be significantly better than the other. Component specs look about the same. I do think I'm partial to the kona a bit, though.

    Also, is there anything else out there that I should be looking for?

    Thanks a bunch for any input guys.

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    Well, it looks like the 09 specialized fsr xc sold out.

    So is there any glaring issues with the kona one20 that I should be worried about? I'm really thinking about pulling the trigger on it.

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    The kona one20 is a sound bike.
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    have you ridden one?

    The only thing I'm worried about is it being a boat anchor for riding XC (I'm not racing or anything).

    Think it's my best bang for my buck for $975?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seedubs1 View Post
    have you ridden one?

    The only thing I'm worried about is it being a boat anchor for riding XC (I'm not racing or anything).

    Think it's my best bang for my buck for $975?
    I've never rode one, but I know someone who does. Weight isn't bad at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seedubs1 View Post
    have you ridden one?

    The only thing I'm worried about is it being a boat anchor for riding XC (I'm not racing or anything).

    Think it's my best bang for my buck for $975?
    I've never rode one, but I know someone who does. Weight isn't bad at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by scrodzilla
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    What you really need is a Kona Stinky Deluxe.

    Okay, I just wanted to say, "Stinky."

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    There's one for sale in my craigslist.

    I just have no use for it. It'd be too aweful to pedal that thing uphill.

    If I lived in WV.....I'd be all over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RatedZ View Post
    What you really need is a Kona Stinky Deluxe.

    Okay, I just wanted to say, "Stinky."

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    Quote Originally Posted by seedubs1 View Post
    There's one for sale in my craigslist.

    I just have no use for it. It'd be too aweful to pedal that thing uphill.

    If I lived in WV.....I'd be all over it.
    It may be awful for the road, but I'd bet it kicks some serious ass in the mountains.

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    Anyone know any of the promo codes for wheelworld.com? I think that's where I'm going to order the one20 from.

    I think they are an authorized Kona dealer.

    Any more opinions on the one20?

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    Any other opinoins?

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    Went ahead and ordered it. I think I did pretty good for $900. Got the last one at wheelworld.com in my size. Pretty stoked to get it in.

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