Ordered my bike , cheers everyone !
I wanna thank the various people that bothered to throw some more experienced suggestions and advice at me about buying a bike.
I'm 21 soon, haven't ridden a bike since childhood, and didn't know what I could buy to suit both our very badly paved roads and my large sizes - 6'4 and about 290 pounds. I'm not horribly out of shape, I work out daily and do regular strength training and this bike will probably be a great addition to my routine.
I wanted a bike that's comfy and very durable, given my back pains with sitting in odd positions for too long, I didn't go for a road bike. Saw trekking bikes from KTM and decided for one, but I had to wait almost 2 months for it to BE BUILT
Since I don't have anywhere to go to get fitted in this region or any serious bike shops, I had to decide 'online'. I did and just thought I'd go with a sturdy mountain bike that I can add a thing here or there someday if I want it more comfortable.
It's an SD Disc [SD stands for superduty and I think the brand belongs to Trek] http://superdutybikes.com
At 530 euros , or 820 $ I think it's pretty well equipped. I love the looks, and everything seems ok. I'll let everyone know how I'm dealing with my bike within a week or two when it arrives.
My only desire so far is to try a Hobson EasySeat and to get some strong front&tail lights cause' I'll be riding nighttime a lot.
P.S. - anyone got some advice on how I can achieve some good general maintenance ? Specifically for the brakes and wheels. I didn't necessarily want Disc brakes, but they're stronger I guess and came with the a good price tag. About the tires ( I asked that they fit the wheels up so that I can inflate with the same I use on my car and at gas stations - it's more convenient for me ) - the dealer said they are to be inflated between 2.5 and 4.5 [bar I presume
] and suggested that I should keep them close to the maximum 4.5 at all times if I want good tire life - is that true ?