I'm 6'6" 260lbs and am looking for a bike. I went to Dunhams and found a K2 Zed Sport that I like and is comfortable, but am worried that the piston shock won't hold up to my weight. I'm also looking at a GMC licensed Denali road bike.
I guess my first question is which would best serve my purpose of riding to and from work 3-5 days a week, all pavement, 15-20 degree inclines, and about 10 miles round trip. The K2 is $275 and the GMC is slightly less.
My second question, is whether the narrow tires of a road bike can handle my weight. The tires of the Denali seem very well built and sturdy, but can't be too sure until I ride it.
Please take into concideration that money is tight, and I can't really afford to pay for gas for small commutes. I figure if I bought a bike, that it would pay for itself after a couple of weeks.