Posted this in the mountainbike forum, but I was referred here.
I want a starter bike, one that can handle my weight (6'2'' 230) / abuse, as I get balsy with this type of stuff, and I'm sure I'll take it off some "sweet jumps". To start, I just want to ride some basic trails.
My MAX budget is 250, but the cheaper, the better
I'm thinking someone local from eBay or Craigslist is the way to go for me, but do you guys have any suggestions as to what make/model to keep my eyes out for and what price is a good deal?
Is the Trek 4500 or Hardrock a good choice for someone my size?