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    Mahuna 2013 vs vs 2014. Worth an extra hundo?

    My LBS has a 2013 mahuna on the floor, which I am interested in, but it looks like they tweaked the lineup for 2013 and changed the mahuna and upped the MSRP to 799$

    Looks to me like they changed:

    The 2013 fork: Suntour XCT LO 100mm
    The 2014 fork: Suntour XCR 32 LO-R (Hydraulic speed lock and rebound adjustment)

    2013 crankarms: FSA Dyna Drive
    2014 Crankarms: SRAM S600 (I think this is a downgrade?)

    2013 Chainrings 42/32/22t
    2014 Chainrings 22/32/44t

    2013 Freewheel Sram PG820 11-32t 8 spd
    2014 Freewheel Shimano HG20 11-34t 9 spd

    More speeds and a bigger big gear up front.

    RD and shifters go from Sram x4 to Altus

    Brakes go from Avid Elixer 1 to shimano m395 (I think this is a downgrade!?)
    Hubs go from formula to joytech
    Rims go from WTB SX23 to WTB SX19 - probably to solve the tire rubbing issues reported on the mahuna?

    How big of a discount should I expect to get on the 2013 when the 2014s roll in? Lets say I could score the 2013 for around 600$, now we are looking at $200 difference. Is the 2014 worth the extra dough?

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    Personally, I think that the 2014 is a downgrade. Looking at all the components, it seems like the better option is the 2013. I have the 2013 Mahuna and love it. If you could get the 2013 for $650, I would go for it.
    Dude, I'm bleeding, where's the duct tape?

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