I am 350 pounds down from 389 pounds and just at 6 feet. Now that I am feeling up to exercise I wanted to get back into cycling. When I was a teenager I used to ride regularly and even did a few hundred mile rides.
I just bought a Specialized XC Comp. After a ride (maybe 1 mile or so) my arse was as sore as it has ever been. I need to replace the saddle and am looking for suggestions. The LBS are not a lot of help.
I also was looking at the cyclocross bikes and I love them. My passion has been road bikes but I felt like my size was an obstacle, the CX bikes seem to be a tad more stable for a guy my size.
I think I will add a Cyclocross to my collection and I was hoping for some input. I am open to building a bike or just starting with something nice enough to upgrade the components on. I LOVE the disc brakes my XC has.
Riding will be around AZ some rougher roads and loose gravel roads. Riding in California (Coronado/San Diego area) so sand and a less stable riding surface.
I do not want to spend over $2000.00 to start. Suggestions?