Kona Dawg, or Trek Liquid?



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I am in the market for a new mountain bike. I have narrowed down my choices to either the Kona Dawg
deelux, or the Trek Fluid 25.

http://www.konaworld.com/2k4bikes/2k4_dawg_dlx.cfm
http://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2004/mountain/liquid25.jsp

I am 6'2 and weight 200lbs, so I want an all mountian frame rather than a lighterweight XC. I will
not be racing. I will not be taking the bike of huge drops. I will be riding corss country trails as
well as pavement.

On the sirface these bikes appear similar, similar suspension systems, travel and so on, however I
am wondering what set the two apart. Appearances can be deceiving.

Any advice appretiated, though I would prefer if personal feelings could be kept to a minimum and
the focus be on actual techincal differecnes, and why those techincal differences should or should
not make a difference to me. I would also be extremely happy if no one tells me to forget both of
these bikes and get a hardtail....

Second question, if this info from Specialized valid, or is it marketing BS?
http://www.specialized.com/sbc4BarLinkCompare.jsp?compare=otherlinkage

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>I am in the market for a new mountain bike. I have narrowed down my choices to either the Kona Dawg
>deelux, or the Trek Fluid 25.
>
>http://www.konaworld.com/2k4bikes/2k4_dawg_dlx.cfm
>http://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2004/mountain/liquid25.jsp
>
>I am 6'2 and weight 200lbs, so I want an all mountian frame rather than a lighterweight XC. I will
>not be racing. I will not be taking the bike of huge drops. I will be riding corss country trails
>as well as pavement.

If you're not going to be doing any agressive riding, you don't need anything more than a Trek Fuel.
Sure, it's a XC racing bike, but is lighter and easier pedaling than the Liquid. I have a Liquid, I
love it, but for "regular" XC rides, my buddies Fuel is superior. Of course, he doesn't take his
Fuel to the local DH course like I do my Liquid...

The Fuel is a very capable all-mountain bike, if you are not going to be doing any jumps or drops.
Not sure if Trek has a weight limit on it, tho. My buddy has the carbon Fuel and he weighs 200. No
problems. Kona has an XC bike too..I think it's called the Kikapu? Not sure.
 
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carbon fuel's a noodle. i weigh 210, and i thought it was one of the most outrageously flexible
mountain frames i've ever ridden.

Ruger9 wrote:

> wrote:
>
>
>>I am in the market for a new mountain bike. I have narrowed down my choices to either the Kona
>>Dawg deelux, or the Trek Fluid 25.
>>
>>http://www.konaworld.com/2k4bikes/2k4_dawg_dlx.cfm
>>http://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2004/mountain/liquid25.jsp
>>
>>I am 6'2 and weight 200lbs, so I want an all mountian frame rather than a lighterweight XC. I will
>>not be racing. I will not be taking the bike of huge drops. I will be riding corss country trails
>>as well as pavement.
>
>
> If you're not going to be doing any agressive riding, you don't need anything more than a Trek
> Fuel. Sure, it's a XC racing bike, but is lighter and easier pedaling than the Liquid. I have a
> Liquid, I love it, but for "regular" XC rides, my buddies Fuel is superior. Of course, he doesn't
> take his Fuel to the local DH course like I do my Liquid...
>
> The Fuel is a very capable all-mountain bike, if you are not going to be doing any jumps or drops.
> Not sure if Trek has a weight limit on it, tho. My buddy has the carbon Fuel and he weighs 200. No
> problems. Kona has an XC bike too..I think it's called the Kikapu? Not sure.
 
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Per ElmsäTer

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Jimmy Boffo wrote:
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> Any advice appretiated, though I would prefer if personal feelings could be kept to a minimum and
> the focus be on actual techincal differecnes, and why those techincal differences should or should
> not make a difference to me. I would also be extremely happy if no one tells me to forget both of
> these bikes and get a hardtail....
>

Well you've ruled me out. I'm sorry, I can't reply.
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