I am confused about which bike to buy. I am looking at two bikes. One is the K2 Shadow Nine 29 inch mountain bike, and the other is the Diamondback Response Adult XE Mountain Bike 2012. They are both around $400. I do not know too much about what are good parts or not. I will be riding mostly on paved roads. Which is better? Thanks
2014 Giant Talon 27.5 5, 2010 Trek fx 7.3, 2, 2002 Specialized Rockhopper.
The Diamondback Response is better spec'ed and 24 speed but is 26" wheel bike......(looks like the 2013 is a 29'er) The K2 seems very low end on the spec's and is only a 21 speed with twist grip.. but is a 29" wheel bike, but at that price range I would think the wheels are not destined to stay true for long. I had a 2011 Diamondback Response.. it had great bang for the buck.. great shifting(trigger), strong wheels and decent fork.. Was a great ride and value.. Got it from Amazon.com and free shipping..
+ 1 for the Diamondback, I'm a mechanic at a bike shop and they really are pretty good cycles for the money. On wheel true; go to youtube and check out bicycle wheel truing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiAEvXoBhM8