I have half of my bike money saved right now, and I am not certain which bikes are available at my local bike shop in Canada.
I really like the Trek 8.3, but I am roughly 250 pounds. I am not sure the suspension will be not a good idea. I was told I need 32 to 36 spoke double-wall rims, and 63mm travel (not sure what that is) and bigger tires. I have no idea what I am looking for. I am 5'11 too so I know the bike shop people will know a lot more than me.
The bike will be used for getting to work every day and there are dirt roads and trails around my area.
I looked at the Trek D.S line up and like the 8.1 to 8.3. The 8.3 really catches my attention due to the disc brakes, and in Canada it rains a lot.
I guess what I am asking is if there are any other bikes I should could take in to consider? For a big guy like me. I have to consider that it has to be under 750$ after taxes too.