As I said - I'm a big guy. 130kg or about 290 pounds and quite tall 195-196 or 6'4 - 6'5 ....
I want an all-around bike to start using my car less, and to add even more to my daily gym routine. I need a bike :
1. that's big enough for how tall I am
2. that's set up [strong rims/frame/tires] right for how heavy I am
3. I've moved for a while in my house just out of town so I can learn for my exams in peace and I'd like to start biking my way around town and from there till home, and also a bike that will take the horrible bumps and craters we've got on our tarmac around here and the occassional fun forest / hill ride.
So an overall bike that will be COMFORTABLE [I'd hope for a fat seat for my big ***] and that will take the punishment of a 290 pound guy jumping and fooling around with it.
WHAT in the world are my best options , don't know just yet how much I can afford , but I'd like to see some options because I don't really know much about bicycles yet, though I like trolling forums about anything that gets my interest and I hope you can help me.
Called a bike store that imports decent brand bikes and the woman said a few things about wheels and framesizes , obviousely enough , even though I've always been a motorcycle and car freak, I don't know squat about bike specs. Again, HELP