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    Good Bike for Beginner?

    Mountain Bike(s) KONA KIKAPU DUAL SUSPENSION 20" & TREK 26"

    Can anyone tell me if the Kona listed in the above ad is a good bike for beginner? Is the price acceptable at $1,150? Any opinions are welcome. I have only ridden a handful of times and would really like to get back on the trails! Thank you!

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    Neither one of those bikes are worth $1100.

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    It would be a nice bike for a beginner but not at that price. That is well overpriced for a bike that is 7 years old with average components. I'd hate to break it to the seller, but that bike is probably worth around $400 at most. It wasn't even $1150 when it was brand new. It retailed for $999.99.

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    Thank you for the information!

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    I don't which size bike you're looking for, but if this is your size, then this is a much better deal...especially if you can talk the seller down a bit. Most sellers are willing to cut you deal for local pick ups since it saves them the trouble of shipping it.

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    You get a bike that is newer with higher end components.

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    How tall are you and where are you located?

    Edit: looks like NC based on the CL ad. What's your budget?

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    If he is selling both bikes and all the gear for 1150 its a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moefosho View Post
    If he is selling both bikes and all the gear for 1150 its a good deal.
    From what I gathered from the ad, is that he wants $1150 for the Kona and $1300 for the Trek, which is way overpriced as well.

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    I am 5'2" so I can go for a small or extra small bike frame. I have looked on pinkbike and Craigslist. I would like to pick up a full suspension for myself and a hard tail for someone 5'4". Budget for full suspension is around 3000....I don't want to have to uphrade for a while. I live in NC : ) Thanks for any help you can offer!

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