Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Columbus, Ohio (Grandview area)
Bikes: 2009 Felt X City D, 1985 (?) Trek 400, 1995 (?) Specialized Rockhopper, 1995 Trek 850
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2009 Jake - is this a good price?
Hi all. I was in a LBS recently and they have some 2009 Kona Jakes priced at $699, and I think they may have one in my size. This seems like a really good price to me. I like the 2010 color much better than the 2009 red, but that's about the only difference I can see in them.
Is this as good a deal as it seems? If I do buy the Jake, it would be equipped with fenders and rack, and ridden mostly on pavement, with occasional light off road use. I don't currently have a mountain bike (at least one that fits me. I do have one for sale.) and this would also be used for local MTB trails from time to time, but I'm really not much of a MTB guy.
Buying this 'do it all' bike to use instead of a MTB is part of my justification, as I had planned to sell my ill-fitting Rockhopper (still do) and then buy another MTB.
All thoughts are welcome and appreciated.