I've been given the green light to buy a bike. From my post about two weeks ago I'm a uber clyde just south of 400lbs.
I think I'm going to do with a Giant Sedona but I'm stuck trying to decide between the ST and the regular Sedona. My budget is ~$400
I need some opinions. Here are the advantages and disadvantages to each.
rigid seat post
36 spoke wheels
Single wall rims.
Price: 2009 left over @ $279
What I could do is have a double wall rear wheel built after/if I break the first rear wheel.
Double wall wheels
32 spoke wheels
Front suspension fork
What I could do is have the fork and seat post replaced but I'm not sure how much that will affect the price, I still need to talk to the LBS about that.
This same LBS deals in Trek as well, and I'm going to take a look at the Trek Navigator today, but the Sedona seems like a solid choice.
I'm looking for opinions on which bike you think will not only hold up better, but which one I will have to put the least money into in the near future for upgrades due to the stress I will put on it.