I am looking for advice on a bike purchase. I am a very large old may: 240 pounds. I started at 390 pounds a couple of years ago. I mostly changed my eating habits and started riding my old Huffy Cruiser. The Cruiser, I brought back 1979. I was then a seven speed. I have had to replace almost everything except the frame and fork. Thatís O.K. because I did it all myself and found most everything at swap meets. The bike is a ten speed (52/40 in front and 14-28 in rear). I have been content to ride this heavy bike for about 25 to 35 miles per week regularly.
The other day, my son, following my example, brought a Trek MTB. I rode it and the difference was an eye opening experience. It was so smooth and effortless. I am now considering getting a new bike. I have been looking at hybrids and what some people call commuter bikes. I do not think I could ride a road bike without damage to it. Any large person with experience and advice would be appreciated, Thanks.