Okay, I'm about to break down and buy a bike. I've been wanting one for awhile. A buddy Clydesdale of mine has almost gone below the Clydesdale mark. I'm impressed. I HATE running. Did enough of that in the Marine Corps. Treadmills suck because you look at the same spot on the wall. I want to cycle. Probably not 150 miles per week. Maybe just 50 miles or so (at least to begin with). Anyway, I'm a BIG Clydesdale. No, I'm not talking 220 or 240 or 260. I'm 6'3" and weigh 280 lbs. Now, while 99% of the populous would NEVER be able to guess my weight the fact remains that I do weigh 280 lbs. I need a bike that will hold up. I am not even remotely thinking about mountain biking. The thought doesn't interest me at all. I'm interested only in road riding. I know I need a larger frame but I also need a durable one. I don't want to spend $1,500 on a bike. Can anyone suggest a mid level or entry level bike that would suit my needs and purpose?
Your input is greatly appreciated.