Tampa, FL checking in!
Hello! My names Mike. I'm a larger guy 6'1" and weigh 315lbs and just got into biking. I bought a specialized sirrus sport to test the waters. Couldn't justify spending too much on a hobby I didn't know I would enjoy. Turns out I like it allot more than I expected. So now I am in the market for an upgrade. And what I have my eyes on is the Giant Defy 3 composite. I rode one just recently and fell in love. I hated the strait bars on my (SSS) wore on my triceps and when you just worked out triceps the day before its a pain!
I think I am sold on the bike.... but if anyone wants to throw in their .02 I would appreciate it. I bought my first bike from aj's bikes and boards in brandon and thought they were a great shop. They actually said they could get me the GD3C for $1,550 cash. I feel that is fair since it retails for $1,750 (if I'm not mistaken).
I commute with my bike to the gym but would like to get into more long distance riding. I never realized how fun a bike could be. Now I can justify spending big money on a bike.
Also if there are any groups that ride flat woods, UTBT, or any others let me know I would love to ride in a group when I purchase my next bike (whatever it may be, maybe there is a better bike out there someone will recommend).
I'm new to the game but trying to learn!