If I'm 6'7" and 250 lbs (2m, 100kg) and looking for a rarely road, almost exclusively dirt trails bike, what am I looking for?
I haven't had a proper bicycle for a solid 6 years and that one was already a rusted cruiser. We recently moved somewhere that biking trails are abundant and beautiful. Please halp.
>post image of a shrug implying I don't know something
>in a thread asking for advice on a board where people know about the shit I want to know
Thanks m8. Will remember to post a pic of bike porn next time.
Any one else have some constructive criticism?
Depending on your definition of dirt trails, consider a cyclocross/gravel bike. They are a lot more lively, and a lot more fun for what little road cycling you intend to do.
As long as the trails aren't full of roots or stones bigger than large gravel, cyclocross it is.
Because? If you are going to say they aren't sturdy enough, they most definitely are.
I'm not talking 11lbs carbon rockets here, mind.
I love this bike from nashbar. It's what I recommend to almost anyone getting back into biking. Super versatile. Steel frame and fork can take your weight, along with the 28 and 32 spoke wheelset.
thats quite the deal.
I'm about to get the pine mountain 1 because a personaly whant something more mountain bikeish, buit for a cyclocross that's a very nice deal.
My (admittedly small) experience with cheapish bikes is that they come with something resembling >600g Alexrims, 2-1.8-2mm spokes and brass nipples on low end Shimano hubs.
All making them virtually indestructible as long as the spoke tension isn't completely bonkers.
Even if it is, and the LBS is so shitty it can't fix it, a pair of MT15 is what, €100?
I forget minimum wage burgers can't affort even half decent things.
This is the most popular style of bike among the casual, middle class cyclists here, and these are around 700€ or more.
Enjoy your inequality.