new ssfg rider question kona/raleigh/redline - flame suit on
Note: also asking in commuter forum
Sorry to a) ask a question that has been likely beaten to death already, and b) post ***** another man's thread, but I'm just getting into ssfg, and I wanted an experienced opinion.
I am shopping the 2008 Kona Paddywagon (can get for $650, will need some uprades) the 2008 Redline 925 (can get for $530, but have to special order, cant test ride although I get 30 day return on it) or the Raleigh 1-way (2007, can get for $525).
I rode the Paddywagon yesterday, and had a blast. Great frame, very forgiving on bumpy terrain. I am riding the 1-way tomorrow, and my question is this - is it worth dropping the $530 sight unseen for a redline 925, even with a refund possibility, just to test ride it? And if I enjoy the ride on the 1-way, at the same price point for better components, does it even make sense to try the 925?
Its the 07 - I like the upgrades on the 08, but they arent available anywhere in my area, and for $175 less, the 07 can be set up like the 08. Just trying to figure out if the redline really offers anything I should be looking for when it is priced like the 1-way, and after having liked the kona's ride.