290 + lb new guy wanting a mountain bike
Hi, my name is Scott and my wife and I ( she is tiny, so no Athena for her) are looking into doing some mountain bike riding. I am 6'4", 290 lbs lbs now, and I am also a police detective who has been through bike patrol schools in the past, and have had a little experience with bikes years ago, but that was many pounds ago as well. I have dropped from 315 to 290 through cardio at the gym, but am looking for something fun to do on the weekends with my wife and kids. I need a recommendation for a bike, preferable under $1,000.00, that I can ride that will put up with some wear and tear and a guy my size. I don't plan on doing anything real hard on it, maybe some street and dirt/logging trails style riding. We have a couple of mountain bike trails around here that arte pretty amateur, but I need the exercise. Any help is much appreciated!!!