Iíve been riding a 15-year-old Bianchi mountain bike for the past few years. Iíve been pretty rough with it out on the trails when I was around 340lbs and havenít had any problems. But now that Iím 400+, I just busted a spoke and itís become just too uncomfortable to ride. I think itís time for something new.
Iíve read a lot of threads recommending bikes and after Iíve lost a considerable amount of weight and Iím ready to spend some serious cash, Iíll invest in a quality mountain bike. But for now Iím just looking for something to get me by till then. Iíll be riding paved trails a few times a week for no more than an hour or two at a time.
Iíve got a couple hundred dollars in certificates for Dickís Sporting Goods. So Iím considering the Diamondback Wildwood (Comfort bike) or the Edgewood (Hybrid). I know these bikes arenít the greatest quality, but Iím thinking they should hold up. Anyone have any experience with diamondback bikes? Which wheel would I have better success with 32h ssw26 or 32h ssw700? Both are double tunnel alloy.