A Trek 4500 for a Noob at MTBing?
I am very new to this sport. In fact all I will be doing is riding on trails and go off the occasional 2ft. jump or ledge. I am 6'5 and weigh about 250 lbs. Is this a good bike for a big boy like me?
Whats ur max praice your willing to pay?
Look at the specialized range, and maybe the Kona Hoss? They're built for big guys
again, wheels will be a problem
You'll destroy the 4500, sad to say. Its not a very strong build to begin with... you definately need to look at something with a QUALITY front fork vs. the RST Craptastic's that you find in the $350 range... I would wait, save a bit more, and look at a Specialized Hardrock with the Marzocchi fork, and then think about getting heavy springs put in right off the bat so you aren't bottoming it out. The Hardrocks are a stronger bike to begin with too.
A 4500 will do you fine. Remember, you're asking on a very specialized forum.
You will get alot of "go for the better this and that".