I posted this in the introduction and I am now re-posting here. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I'm considering getting back into biking. It's been over ten years and more pounds than I want to count. I'm a big guy, 6'2 and like I said more pounds than I like two count. I want to start riding again to drop some weight.
I stopped at my local bike store and it really wasn't a great experience. The owner of the shop basically said anything I buy will be a waste, I'm going to tear up the components unless I spend over $2,000. I do not want to spend that kind of money.
A couple of questions.
Are the Trek 7.3 dx or trek 8.3 ds worth my money?
I want to start losing weight gained from a decade old back injury.
I prefer Trek. Bought a trek 20 years ago and rode it hard for 7 years before the injury.
Any other advice you can give will be greatly appreciated.
I plan on doing road and light trail riding. My back can't take the old wear and tear of mountain biking. I would enjoy dirt trail riding.
Thanks for reading.