To make a long story short, I got this bike for free for helping a friend move.
The bike is a tad bit small for me, but its *long* enough, its just not quite *tall* enough. No big deal, it was free. Its got double walled Mavic wheels and Avid brakes, and the rear derailer is a Deore LX. It looks to be made of pretty decent components if you overlook the frame and fork.
I'm a pretty big dude (305lbs as of yesterday, and dropping). I think the bike will handle me just fine. What I really want to know is what to expect as far as what this bike is capable of. I've never owned a "proper" mountain bike, at least not anything made within the last 10 years LOL.
The mess on the seat post is clipless pedals that I'll be swapping in. I have shoes already, as I am regular commuter.
Thanks for any tips!