I'm 56 years old, 5' 10 and weigh 225 lbs. I'm back in school and thinking of getting a bike. Looking at Trek 7100 or 7200 or navigator. Also looking at a used Schwinn Sierra for $75. I looked at bikes in the racks at school today and EVERY ONE was an old beat up bike. I never noticed that before so that got me thinking that I should get a used bike and not tempt the odds. If I enjoy biking I'll bet something better in the future. This kind of philosophy, by the way, I just learned on this forum as prior to that I was thinking of plunking down $400+ on a new bike.
My question is...
Do I need to consider my weight as I make bike choices? Wheels? Tires? Road bikes and tires are out of the question for now. They look too skinny and sensitive.
Thanks in advance,