At what point is a rider too big for a type of bike. I have a friend that has an S-works M5 hardtail in black ano but she is very small and races it. I lust for that bike but obviously I need a frame that fits me. I am 6'2" and fit at 225lbs and would only use it for recreation. I also have started riding on the road to build up endurance and commute M-F 37 miles roundtrip. I'm a big guy but in good shape. l want to pick up a nice HT frameset but I wonder if I'm no simply too big for that particular frame. Would I be better off picking up an S-works Epic frame instead and get the benefits of the suspension with a frame that has a lot of the same characteristics of a good hardtail.
Lemme know what you think.