Also a Clydesdale (5'10", 230 lb.). I have a 20-year-old Bianchi Volpe as a road bike, which seems to be a good Clyde-hauler, but am also looking at a mountain bike for some city riding and not-too-technical trails (see age in thread title ). Whaddaya think? Large hardtail with a fairly stiff front fork? Any suggestions welcome.