10 years ago, when I lived in western PA. I used to trail ride using a specialized rockhopper. Loved that bike.
Since then life has changed in 2 major ways. First I put on a lot of weight - I now am just over 300 pounds.
Second, I live in China.
It is time for me to get back in shape and I want to ride to do so. I will NOT be doing tail riding, mostly paved roads yet paved in China is not necessarily equal to paved in western word. A mountain bike/trail bike/hybrid is probably best given road conditions.
However, having been out of the bike culture for so long and never having ridden at my current weight - what should I go for? What bike could hold up to my weight and give me the chance to get back into shape?
Could a Rockhopper still do the trick?