im 284 lbs and need a new bike. was thinking of a verve 4, but im thinking you guys know what lines of bike have an appropriate suspension for us larger guys. i carry our gear usually so add a 15 lb backpack and you've got yourself a need for adjustable suspension that can be dialed in for my weight. i need at least 24 speeds, i prefer a lockout, as with our weight pumping up and down i assume we lose a good bit of energy into suspension travel. can you guys recommend me a bike, or should i just get a decent bike like the verve 3, and invest in a nicer front fork (if you can even do that). please, point me in the right direction. so far been thinking about trek verves line, or cannondale adventure series, so basicly a comfort hybrid, but im not married to any brand yet, although it would be nice to buy from my local bike shop, and these two i can.