I'm 30 years old, I haven't been on a bike since I got my driver's license 14 years ago. I would like to get back into it, both for exercise and for fun (I will NOT be commuting with it). Most of my rides will be around town, nothing very far or for an extremely long duration.
I anticipate that most of my riding will be on the street, but I will most likely also be going up curbs and thru some parks so there will be some off-road. Also, I am a very large man. Even after I loose weight, I will still be 250-260lbs.
Knowing this would it be better for me to buy a mountain bike? A rode bike seems like it won't hold up for me, and after some research it seems like people seem to not like hybrids.
I'm willing to spend what it takes, whether that be $400 or $1,000, but I don't want to waste money if it's not necessary. For example, do I really need full suspension? I got by riding for many years without any springs The only thing I'd really like is disc brakes, call me a poser, I don't care. Disc brakes are cool as hell