For starters, I'm 6'2" 330lbs and trying to decide on a bike to get. My riding will be 60/40 paved/unpaved terrain so I'm looking more to a MTB setup. Looking at the specs, the only differences i see are the crank/cassette gearing, brakes, front forks, the Trek has internal derailer cable routing (which may be good or bad). My budget is roughly $1000, so I chose these 2 options to leave room for a couple accessories and spare parts to have on hand. If you where going to the shop to buy either of these steeds, which one would you return home with?
Also, I'm mildly concerned as to how well the 32H 29" wheels on the Giant will hold up with my weight versus the 32h 26" wheel on the trek. Comments?
Thanks for the help!