I am brand new to MTbiking. I am thinking about buying the GF Tassajara. I really like the brand but wonder if I should put the purchase off to save up for a more sturdy machine. The reason I ask is because I am 6'3" 226lbs. Will the components especially cranks, bars, etc. be sturdy enough to support my size? Whatever you guys could recommend in the $500-$900 range for a hardtail would be appreciated, if you don't think the Tassajara would not suit my needs.
I plan on riding a lot of Single track (I think that's what you call it) and some road riding. I'd like to experience the whole gambit of what MTbiking has to offer.
Any help is greatly appreciated. Feel free to smack me around with my newbie status.