I want to know your thoughts on the following bikes.... I have already decided this is the style of bike I'd like based on riding one. I am 5'10" 307lbs (down 40LBS) and currently ride my pacific made mountainbike 8-12 miles per ride. I ride at roughly on average 10mph on my pacific. I ride neighborhoods and sidewalks. My butt an hands go numb on my current bike. I want something sturdy and comfortable. My pacific bike is old and terrifies my when I go downhill and reach speeds near 20mph. The wheel shakes and I start to see my life flash before my eyes!
Bikes I am checking into.
3) http://jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/s..._citizen3.html ....not available in US due to backorder
6) this bike was suggested to me by the bike shop that sells Jamis because the citizen 3 is out of stock
Does anyone have any experience with any of the above bikes? What I like about this style of bike.....adjustable stem and handle bars, big seat. I like the idea of being able to go more upright or flatter, rather than buying a non-adjustable stem/handle bar and being stuck with it.
The front shock.....will this save my rim by absorbing the shock of a pothole, or will the shocks fail on me because of my size? If I hit a pothole without a shock, (at my size) will the rim bend?
I am not a racer, just want some fitness and recreation
Thank you for your time