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    Kona Hei Hei '13 (new) vs Cannondale Scalpel '13 (used)

    Just wanted to get some thoughts on these 2 bikes. I am 6'7" ~290 lb and am looking to get back into mtn biking. One of the local shops has a new 2013 Kona Hei Hei for $1425 and I have a buddy that has a used 2013 Cannondale Scalpel 3 for $2000. I am taking strong consideration about what I lose in tune up costs. I am not sure what that is but I would figure it is around $50 per tune up. But overall I am wondering if their is a huge difference between the two? I feel like at this price point I can make upgrades as well and make the Kona a better bike.

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    2k or less you're gonna get better components when you buy a hardtail. It's a drag when you buy a 2k full suspension bike and then every single component needs upgraded.
    Make sure you look at the sizing charts on these manufacture's websites ,to get you in the ball park. Kona recommends their largest hei hei for somebody 6'5".

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    I appreciate the feedback. I visited with a couple friends about it all and decided to go with a used fully updated Specialized Stumpjumper hardtail from one of the bike mechanics in town. I think it will be a better option with all the component upgrades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockchalkjb View Post
    I appreciate the feedback. I visited with a couple friends about it all and decided to go with a used fully updated Specialized Stumpjumper hardtail from one of the bike mechanics in town. I think it will be a better option with all the component upgrades.
    Cool beans , good luck with it..post some pics on here when you get it.

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