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Old 07-08-19, 09:50 AM
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Need help deciding.

I have a dilema, looking into buying a bike, mi dilema is I lookt at a kona heihei trail at my local shop for $2300 even though it has an entry leve shock with 140mm travel, not sure if is a good deal, or should I go for the trek ex 8 or Santa Cruz 5010 for 1100 to 1200 more? The other thing is am trying to stay around the 3000 range, any suggestions? I have a hardtail gt, and most of my riding is with friends, am 46 years old and 5, 8, I want to be able to climb better, I don't have to many problems going down. Also does anyone knows of a very good deal out there, and which shops online are good to shop at? In case I can't find what I want local. Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-08-19, 09:59 AM
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Regarding the Kona Hei Hei..... I wouldn't refer to Rocshock FS 140mm "entry level"
You need to decide what your riding style and terrain is. XC, Trail, Enduro, Downhill.
That bike looks like Enduro-AllMountain to me.
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Old 07-08-19, 12:15 PM
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Ok, but would you spend the extra 1100, or would you go for something like this.
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29 or 27.5 Trek is 29r. Kona 27.5
Go test all the bikes before purchasing.
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
29 or 27.5 Trek is 29r. Kona 27.5
Go test all the bikes before purchasing.
I thought the Kona and Trek were 29r and I'm sure the 5010 is a 27.5

OP, as mentioned, what type of trails are you riding? Where you located? Imo, 130-140 travel is the gateway to fun if you only have one full squish.
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