I am a big guy (6'5" 300lb), looking to get a bike for some exercise and possibly commuting to work (only about 4 miles on paved, relatively flat bike trails). I'm lucky to live in a very bike friendly community.
My two local bike shops primarly carry Trek or Raleigh bikes. For a starter bike, I am looking at the Trek 7100 hybrid or the Raleigh Detour 3.0 hybrid. Both are around the same price - $320-$350.
Any suggestions for one over the other, or another perfect bike that I don't know about?
Thanks in advance for your responses.