I am trying to decide between these two bikes:

'09 RM Vertex 10 and the '07 Marin Palisades

RM here: http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ex+10++09.aspx

Marin Here: http://bikeconnection.net/product/ma...il-30642-1.htm

I feel like both a good deals, I am just having a hard time deciding if the extra money is worth it for the RM.

I will be using the bike for moderate XC trails and riding around town. I used to have an entry level FS bike, but I want something that is a bit easier on the street and I can still have fun on the trails. My budget isn't huge, the RM is as high as I want to go right now.

Thanks for the advice.