Went to the LBS and I feel I was lied to or possibly the salesman hasn,t worked with Clydes before. He was showing me a Trek 3700 and told me it would be more bike than I would need! The suspension forl would handle my weight @ #339 And the single wall rims should give me a ton of trouble free riding? He also blew my wife off when she questoned him on a toddler rider seat which really made me mad.
This contradicts everything I have been reading last night and found there is a Specialized dealer not to far from here, I think I am goinf to talk to him. So the real question is how important is the double wall rims and is it worth the extra investment to spend the $$ on them by upgrading to the Hardrok Sport.
There is also another LBS that carries Giant brand like 2 miles from my shop, This is th shop that a frequented as a child purchasing tires, chains, and tubes from and remeber they put up with my crap when I was young. Does Giant make a Clyde ready bike for under $500 like the Rockhopper Sport?