Suggestions for a Big Boy
I am very new to the online world of riding so be kind. I have owned a mountain bike since the early 90's starting with a couple various Trek's before ending up with a 9500 full suspension. After gifting that one to a family member I bought a 1998 S-20 19 inch that is still my main bike. It is 100% stock and still has all the original running gear.
My question is very simple... Is it time to upgrade, update, or replace it? It is an ok bike, but I have heard there are lots of good things to be gained by some of the newer bikes.
I am looking for the opinion of other big guys. I am 6-4 and topped out new years day at 301. Since then I am down to 275 and I am looking to get back out on the bike when it warms up.
Just looking for your thoughts..........
Here is an S-20. Thanks to Scooper for the pics!
1998 S-20 Specs page
I do some light trail riding, haul my kids around and I enjoy jumping off stairs and the like. I plan on doing some heavier trail rides this summer. I know for sure I will need some better pedals, the ones I have are not build for the stress I put on them.
If you are going to be doing road riding, I suggest either a hard tail mountain bike, or a road bike. I currently have a full suspension mountain bike, that I occaisonally ride on the road, and I end up going up and down as much as back and forth, due to the suspension. It makes for quite a workout actually.
Maybe even get some smoothie tires for it. That will run you around twenty bucks, and my satisfy your need.