Congratulations on losing 70 pounds in one year. That is a big achievement!
I was where you are now about a year ago in both weight and bike purchase decision. I was split between a road fitness bike or a light trail bike like the Roam. I ended up getting a Giant Rapid 2 because for me I wanted a more road configured fitness bike that would allow me to focus on cardio training as part of a weight loss and fitness routine. I am glad I went with the road fitness bike because it is better suited to the longer riding workouts needed for my workout objectives (cardio, weight & fitness). So it really depends on your riding objective. Road riding for fitness or light trail riding for fun. For me personally, I think a single bike to do both probably wouldn’t be the best choice for either.
Last edited by MiamiBoy; 02-13-12 at 10:39 PM.