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    Help with new bike choice

    Good day all,

    I am just about to order my new bike and would like to get some advice from some more experienced riders.

    I am 6'4" and 350lbs (down from 435lbs) my local bike shop only sells three brands of bikes so I want to stick with what they sell. My budget is $1500 but I would like to try and stay as low as possible under that. I was also curious about whether 26" or 29'ers would be the choice for a guy my size. Anyway here are some of the bikes I have been looking at.

    Norco
    Wolverine
    XFR 1 (I have heard that 700cc tires are better for fat guys..lol)

    Kona
    Kahuna
    Steely

    Rocky Mountain
    Thin Air
    Fusion

    Thanks for any help and advise you guys can give me.

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    Local bike store has last year models Rocky Mountain Fusion and a Kona Nunu on sale for 20% off any comments on these?

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    U sayin' Bolt ?
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    Bikes | Mountain | XC Hardtail | FUSION

    Looks like very different bikes as far as frame geo goes,
    And very similar bikes as far as parts spec goes,

    The Kona's Ett is much longer and the HA much slacker ..

    You should be able to feel a bit of difference if you test ride them ..

    My guess would be that the Kona would be more comfortable and you may be able to go a size down on the kona if you add 10-20mm to the short stem it is spec'd with.

    It should definetely come down to spinning both around the parking lot for a fair long bit and picking which feel you like.

    running 26" wheels surely gives you more value per dollar on wheels, tires and fork , if you really get to mashing around you will likely replace the fork and wheels sooner rather than later.

    HAvE FUN !!

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    Thanks, the dude at the store said to take them both out for a spin, but right now it is -20 Celcius and I was in my clothes for work.

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    If you are in Missouri I'd let you ride my Diamondback Overdrive. Under your budget and it comes in a 22". I'm 6'4" and it fits me well, even a smidge big.

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    Well I ended up buying a Rocky Mountain Thin Air (20.5") pretty excited and can't wait for the snow to melt so I can get some miles on it!!

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    Nice!

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    Cool

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