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    New Bike - Kona or Merida??

    Hi guys, I'm about to purchase a new ride. I have narrowed it down to these two: Kona Process 153 or the Merida One Forty 3-B.
    KONA BIKES | 2014 BIKES | ENDURO | PROCESS 153
    Full Suspension - All Mountain - One-Forty 3-B - Merida Bikes International
    The style of riding i do is mainly trails, but i do like to occasionally do some big jumps and drops etc, on DH tracks.
    Just wanting some advice on what you people would go for?
    Cheers in advance

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    In this case go for the Kona if you want a little bit more burliness and huckability. Go for the merida if you do a lot of long rides with a good amount of climbing. Biggest difference for me is the fox 32 vs the Pike. I would prefer a 34 or even a 36 for riding on DH tracks occasionally.

    Also, just curious, did you consider Marin at all? Or Scott? Their offerings for 2014 are incredible.

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    Thanks for the advice, and no I haven't actually, must take a look at them.
    Kona's have always appealed to me and this one looks more capable of rough stuff more than the Merida

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