I'm 5'8" and 220lbs looking to add cardio to my weightlifting routine. I've been looking at some local used bikes and I am down to what appears to be a few choices.
Assuming all good running condition with no repairs needed:
1) ~2007 Rockhopper - $200
2) late 90's Hardrock - $120
3) Trek 850 - $150
4) Mongoose Switchback with all new components (shifter, chain, housings, and front fork) - $100
It appears to me (being the cycling newbie) that the Rockhopper is the best deal, but would the suspension be an issue with my size and Barney Rubble legs (30" inseam)?
All of these are in the 18" range so they should fit me according to what all of the LBS salesmen have been recommending.
Thanks in advance