I am currently faced with a dilemma that has most likely been shared by many others before me. I am 6'1" 240 lbs and I am suffering from a herniated disc in my lower back. My doctor told me that I need to lose weight and he suggested swimming, but I am not too fond of swimming. I want to try riding to and from work everyday because it is only about 6 miles each way. I thought about a road bike because I used to have one, but I am not sure if that riding position will make my back worse. I visited my LBS and they suggested the 2015 Giant Escape 3 because it is in my price range (~$400). Does anyone have any experience with this particular bike or have any ideas on what might work for me? I appreciate any input you can offer!