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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.
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Do you want to do sweet jumps while bombing downhill, or is this more of a "flattish dirt trails" bike? Do you want to ride to the trails, or haul it to the dirt on the back of your car?
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>>915138
Mostly flat trails behind our apartments. They go on for some distance.
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Is this just a really slow board or does not one want to help me out?
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>>915208
there's a thread specifically for purchasing a bike. fuck you for not using the catalog
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>>915208
Posting a retarded image that has nothing to do with your question goes some ways in not getting a useful reply.
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>>915222
>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?
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>>915214
Arigato, senpao desu.
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>>915131
hardtail 29 (any major brand is fine, so long as they're exclusive to IBD's), somewhere in the 1200-1800 usd range if buying new. in the 700-1200 range if buying used

go forth
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>>915242
Thanks, bud.
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>>915263
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.
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>>915267
>trails
not for someone who weighs 250lbs, friend, atmo
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>>915271
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.
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>>915276
well, depending on his budget, the entry-mid range stuff will have wheels that will likely fail at his weight
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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.
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_579550_-1___204687
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>>915306
>http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_579550_-1___204687

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.
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>>915131
a trek 920 disc could do you well.
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forgot pic.
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>>915294
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?
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>>915294
that's bull i'm 130kg and my bike has cheap quando hubs, and no name rims and can take my weight fine, maybe the only way they can do that is that they have 36 spokes.
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>>915330
>implying shitty wheels come with butted spokes
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>>915334
Even a 400€ hybrid comes with butted spokes on this continent m8ey.
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>>915351
>400 yuros for a hybrid
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>>915353
that's cheap bud.
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>>915353
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.
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>>915131
nice, giant
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