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2004 Lemond Poprad or 2004 Kona Jake the Snake(3 posts)

2004 Lemond Poprad or 2004 Kona Jake the Snakemqtrider
Oct 7, 2003 5:01 AM
HEllo everyone, I need some help in deciding which bike to get. These bikes are the same price, and nearly speced the same. Should I go steel or aluminum? I'm going to be using the bike as a commuter and mostly on some single track/dirtroads. Any input would be helpful. THanks
re: 2004 Lemond Poprad or 2004 Kona Jake the Snakeswimbikerunjump
Oct 7, 2003 5:49 AM
Try both and decide on fit - thats what really matters. The bike shop made up 3 bikes for me and I ended up buying the least likely from what I first thought because Jake fit me the best and handled great - with some modifications
re: 2004 Lemond Poprad or 2004 Kona Jake the SnakeTWD
Oct 7, 2003 12:42 PM
The UP winters are a killer on a steel frame with all of the salt. That is, of course if you will be commuting all winter with it. If you go steel, apply lots of framesaver (or cheaper equivalent from autoparts store) and redo it often.