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Old 02-27-20, 05:34 PM
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Which bike of the two?

So I've been considering a mtn bike all winter and have finally gotten it down to one or the other. Here they are? I know which is the better bike, but given my age and my unambitious riding plans, one is considearbly cheaper than the other. I'm 72, will be riding on hiking trails/biking trails, no racing or fast downhills, nothing technical. I just want to get off the road and away from cars for a while.

Kona Honzo $1499. Through axles, air compression shox fork, dropper seatpost, SX drivetrain, 32lbs

Ghost Kato 5.9, $1099 at REI, so I'' get a 10%dividend back plus another 5% on my REI card, so total around $950. Quick Release, coil spring fork, no dropper seatpost, SX drivetrain, 30.4 lbs.

What do you think?
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I think I'd get something different at REI, a last-year Salsa or Cannondale if they have any left or wait and see if they are going to carry the new Salsa Rangefinder which is similar priced
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Old 02-28-20, 04:06 PM
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I rode a Honzo at a Kona demo last year. I was impressed and enjoyed riding it a lot better than that the Process 153. For the money, they are a great ride. I'd recommend it. Darth has good advice also.
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Both are good bikes and priced accordingly. Ghost doesn't advertise like the others but makes decent choices. I have a friend who is 75 and started riding a fatbike at 70. Last year he got a Trek ebike and loves it. He motors up climbs at our speed so doesn't get dropped. They aren't cheap but something to consider.
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Old 02-28-20, 10:31 PM
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Thanks. bought the Honzo.
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Originally Posted by jackb View Post
Thanks. bought the Honzo.
good choice the Honzo is a brut, send that hardtail over some drops, it loves those things
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Old 03-01-20, 08:05 PM
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If you're looking at REI, check out the Co-Op line. Good quality, reasonably priced and spec'ed like the bikes you're looking at. I'm not familiar with the two bikes mentioned but most importantly, ride them and see what feels best.
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Old 03-01-20, 08:28 PM
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See post #5 above. Congratulations on the Kona!
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