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    HELP!!! So many decisions...oh so confusing

    Hey Folks -

    I could use some help here - I know I know not this crap again right...but I just need to get a few more opinions than the 3 I'm getting that keep my head spinning

    So I'm getting back into MTBing and I have decisions that need to be made...most importantly...NEW or USED? - I have my mind set on a NEW Kona Caldera...the $949 MSRP is about my price limit - The idea of getting a new bike over a used one seems to make a lot of sense to me...if something goes wrong a warranty may be there to take care of an issue - Going to buy a used I may get the someone who lies to me about a shotty bottom bracket or soon to be dead brake system or lame fork and it ends up costing another few hundred bucks on top of what I paid then that leads to the nickel and dimeing and in the end I could have bought a whole new bike anyways - My brother and friends are telling me the Caldera is a good bike and yet I get emails from them of these other used bikes that are a "great deal" - I'm trying to be patient and do it right but man I want to get riding

    Here are a few bikes in the area that have been brought to my attention...


    Salsa ala Carte - http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/734478565.html - I think an '07 with a RS Duke fork...says fits up to 6' but seems big for me at 5'11"?

    Yeti Kokopelli - http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/732348796.html - Again I'm 5'11" would this bike be too small?

    Kona Caldera(New) - http://www.konaworld.com/08_caldera_w.htm


    Any suggestions would be great!

    Thanks folks!

    Nick
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    The Yeti looks like a pretty good deal....but it may run a little small for you.
    It's really hard to tell without you seeing it first....but at the same time you might
    beable to resale it for a lot more if you did buy it.

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    Wait a sec, what's that address I may buy it?

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