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After someone posted the Kona sale link up recently, I seriously thought about buying a full suspension bike.

This is what I presently have (except I swapped out the fork for a Reba - paid $1,250 total):
http://www3.cannondale.com/bikes/09/cusa/model-9FS294.html

This is what I'm interested in (selling for $1,899):
http://bikes.konaworld.com/09/09_heihei29_en.cfm

I don't know much about the Kona brand and I'm even less experienced when it comes to components and what is worth the money and what is not.

My plan is to sell my C-dale at some point to fund this new purchase or at least pay some of it back. So I have two questions here... is the Kona bike listed there worth the sale price (I beleive the original MSRP is $2,599) and what do you think I could get for my C-dale is I sell it on craigslist or MTBR (or anywhere else I don't know about yet)?

Thanks for your help!
 

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Its a buyers market still...

You could rent a Hei Hei Heeeeeeeeeiiiiiiii at Cactus to see if it is everything that you hoped it to be.
 

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ECEGatorTuro said:
After someone posted the Kona sale link up recently, I seriously thought about buying a full suspension bike.

This is what I presently have (except I swapped out the fork for a Reba - paid $1,250 total):
http://www3.cannondale.com/bikes/09/cusa/model-9FS294.html

This is what I'm interested in (selling for $1,899):
http://bikes.konaworld.com/09/09_heihei29_en.cfm

I don't know much about the Kona brand and I'm even less experienced when it comes to components and what is worth the money and what is not.

My plan is to sell my C-dale at some point to fund this new purchase or at least pay some of it back. So I have two questions here... is the Kona bike listed there worth the sale price (I beleive the original MSRP is $2,599) and what do you think I could get for my C-dale is I sell it on craigslist or MTBR (or anywhere else I don't know about yet)?

Thanks for your help!
There are a lot of Hei Hei 2-9 riders in the Phoenix area, I've yet to hear somebody who doesn't love theirs. If you can ride a 19" frame and are nearby you're welcome to give mine a try.
 

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I guess in comes down to what do you want to ride with this bike? A quick look at the specs show a very steep HA and a tall standover height. May not be problem for you but for short guys like me it's a no-go. Nice overall package for the price though.

What/where do you ride?

If cactus has them to rent, I'd do that first.

As far as what you bike is worth, hell if I know. My buddy sold his old Stumpy on ebay for $300 more than I sold my old 575...my bike originally cost much more and had a much better fork and wheelset.
 

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eatdrinkride said:
I guess in comes down to what do you want to ride with this bike? A quick look at the specs show a very steep HA and a tall standover height. May not be problem for you but for short guys like me it's a no-go. Nice overall package for the price though.

What/where do you ride?

If cactus has them to rent, I'd do that first.

As far as what you bike is worth, hell if I know. My buddy sold his old Stumpy on ebay for $300 more than I sold my old 575...my bike originally cost much more and had a much better fork and wheelset.
Thus its a buyers market. You sold a sweet bike to someone that wasn't trying to outbid other buyers.

I have decided to only sell stuff that does not work for my style of riding. Since I don't buy needless bike stuff, I rarely sell parts; because they break :thumbsup:
 

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cesslinger said:
Thus its a buyers market. You sold a sweet bike to someone that wasn't trying to outbid other buyers.
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Ya, not only that but I think the masses think Specialized means "awesome", I'm sure most of the average buyers have never even heard of a Yeti.
 
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