Looking to buy a bike...HELP ME!!!!
I am looking to buy a bike, but I am not sure what kind of bike to purchase. I have had a few bike in the past, but, due to my extreme biking habits, I tend to break these bikes rather quickly. I have broken 4 bikes in the past two years, however, none of these bike have been of decent quality. 3 were Mongoose bikes bought from Wal-Mart, and 1 of them was a Columbia bike. The component I tend to break the most is the rear axle (I know, I know, you are thinking, "This kid is an idiot, components are replacebale." however, why spend around 50 bucks for a new rear hub when you can buy a whole new cheap bike)and/or the frame in general. I greatly enjoy riding trails, however, I also like to ride on the roads. I want a bike that can handle a lot of abuse, A LOT, yet can also feel comfortable to ride on the road. I can only spend around 800 to 1000 dollars (closer to 800 would be preferable, but if suggested I would be willing to spend more). I am really unsure of what I should buy. Could anyone help me out with this? A list of possible suggestions would be excellent. Oh, also, what size bike should I buy. I am almost 6 foot 2 and I weigh around 185 pounds. Ok, thanks for any help!
Also, I am new here and I am not sure if I am doing this posting thing correctly...