The Improbable Bulk
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
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My clyde bike isn't a Trek, but a competitor's... a Giant Sedona DX. A bike similar to what you are looking at with 26" wheels.
I weighed 365 when I bought it, and it has lasted 3 or 4 years and about 2500 miles with one broken spoke.
With that said, if I were to buy again, I would probably buy a bike with wide 700c rims. While the physics are working against durability very slightly because of longer spokes, I think the durability would be fine.
Discs tend to be for times when moisture or mud interferes with rim bakes. V brakes have worked fine for me, but do lose some braking power when wet.