This is a great discussion and I have found it very useful in trying to make my decision, but at the end of the day the question is the equivalent of asking:
"Convince me to marry this girl"
Sounds pretty rediculous right? Only you know what creams your twinky and what you can and cannot live with. So it is the same with a bike purchase. It's useful to get poeple's input, no doubt, but in the end, unless you get a feel for it, there's not way to really tell.
I'm leaning very heavily towards the wee '12 adventure because she's a good compromise of everything that is important to me. She will be the easiest to live with day to day. But that is a conclusion I'm coming to ONLY after sitting, smelling and fondoling many others over the last several months. It is really terrible that no dealerships in my area allow test rides, this has greatly delayed my decision. This "no sex before marriage" attitude around here really sucks!
MariusD screwed with this post 01-23-2013 at 11:23 AM