Hey guys and gals,
So, I'm roughly 6'7 350lbs, the weight fluctuates, never really goes over 350 tho.
I went to my local bike store the other day to look for a bike, preferably a used steel mountain bike. I started talking to the owner and he insisted that I would be fine on an aluminum bike. He recommended the Giant Seek 2 to me, it looks like a great bike, but they did not have an XL version for me to test out. It is also a little more than I was hoping to spend at $799. Also, I was and still am thinking I needed some upgraded rims. Now I have no idea what kind of rims I should be looking at but the shop said a very rough estimate, without looking up all the numbers, the rims would be roughly $150, each. That puts my total to $1100, which is more than I was hoping to spend.
I plan to ride mostly on the street or paved trails. But, I would also like to be able to go on a few dirt paths with piece of mind.
Does anyone have any input on what I should be getting, bike and rim wise. I'm trying to keep the total bill to around $700 - $800, before taxes. The government has to get their money