My wife and I have been talking about getting bikes for awhile now. We received our tax money and decided we would invest and finally get some bikes. We went to a LBS tonight and were testing a few out and I really liked the feel of these two bikes:
Now, I am 6'1" 250 pounds. I really liked the feel of the absolute over the nevada MTB. I also want a more hybrid/road bike. But my concern is my size. I have friends who regularly go on 20+ mile rides and I would like to eventually be riding along with them. They both ride nice road bikes and I am worried if I get the MTB, while it is beefier, would just hinder me from doing the riding I want to do. My only real concern on the Absolute was the wheel set. I know I could swap it out for something larger but I dont have a lot of money to be throwing out right off the bat.