Hello all! A co-worker of mine pointed me to these forums... I enjoy them and have done a lot of research lately to try and find the proper bike for myself and narrowed it down to the following:
(in order of cheapest to most expensive)
I see some other people considering a few of these bikes lately and thought perhaps you could help me from experience with any of them.
Riding style - well during the week most of the riding will be on pavement and hard dirt trails - mostly for exercise. During the weekends though, will be a mix of hills and cross-country riding. I need something that is still fun to ride on pavement though during the week but won't be trying to set any speed records - so if the bike is slower than others it doesn't really matter - extra weight on the bike is the least of my concerns . I only really included the full-suspension bikes since they are in the same price range and seem like good bikes.
I am about 6'2 and 230-240 - so that might be a factor in my consideration as well.