On sale for the week:
Diamondback Response XE 2014 [dickssportinggoods.com]
2013 is also on sale...
Diamondback Response XE 2013 [dickssportinggoods.com]
I know sometimes the older models have better hardware...but I am a bike noob so no idea if this is the case here.
Best to pick up in store as shipping is over $100.
Seems like this is a Dick's exclusive...
I was looking for an entry level mountain bike, would love to hear what people think about this.
Edit copied from my post below for better visibility:
YMMV, but I just got back from Dick's and was able to get the bike at the discounted price plus an additional 20% off by using a competitor's coupon (Big 5 sports)
See wiki for coupons!
Please note the coupon does say 10% off for sale items, however the cashier at Dick's didn't mind doing the 20% (Manager approved it as well)
Total was something like ~$240 with tax included.