Hey everyone. I'm Jason and I'm new to biking. It's been about 10+ years since I been on a bike. I'm looking to get into biking to lose weight. I'm 5'11" at 330ibs. I've called a few shops. One recommended diamondback bikes the other a 2012 trek 8.2 ds. These are $500-$600 bikes. I can't afford that. So I've been looking on Craigslist. I'm looking at a 2003 Specialized Rockhopper 19" frame that's $300 and a 2008 Trek Mountain Bike 4300 for $280. The specialized is about alil over an hour away from me and the trek more then 2hours away.
The type of path I would be on is 95% sidewalk/road paths. Not very much off road. Would these bikes be good for me, worth the price? Also would I need to change/upgrade anything?
Any suggestions would help even if it's other bikes. Around $300 is my budget. I'm not trying to spend half my paycheck on a bike. Since it is a starter and stuff. But I also don't want to lose my money.