I have been cycling since April 2012; before this time, I hadn't been near a bike in nearly 20 years! So far, I like it and am excited to be posting here.
My current bike is a Trek Pure Lowstep. I love my cruiser and she is really nice to ride. The seat is literally a couch! However, after four short months, I am already eager to go faster and be zippy on my two wheels for longer rides.
I am a true Athena (in weight: 290, not height: 5'3") and have test rode the 7.1 FX hybrid. It was nice; totally different seat position, so that was a little jarring. However, it was easy to maneuver and that is what I am looking for in my new ride.
I poked around a bit to see if this was a question already asked. I am sure it has been, so I apologize if you're annoyed with me for repeating a common thread. Nevertheless, I would like to know what bikes (brands/types) are liked and used by larger riders especially those who moved from comfort bikes to hybrids/road bikes. Can you provide any advice for this curious newbie?