Hey all, Just signed up for the forums and was really happy to find this section for the larger guys. I'm 6'3 about 270. I've been riding a hybrid bike occasionally for the last year, but after about 10 miles or so it get's pretty brutal, so I'm looking of getting into a road bike and stepping up my riding a lot in order to trim down some. I want to stay in the cheaper end of things since this is my first road bike, and have been looking into a couple of different models and was wondering if anyone had any input or suggestions into something better/similar in my price range. The two that I have looked at are:
1) Raleigh Sport - $599 - I really like the Raleigh. This is the top of my price range as well.
2) Fuji Newest 4.0 - $399 - The thing with the Fuji is that it has it's shifters on the frame instead of the handlebars and that just seems odd to me.
Thanks for any suggestions/opinions.