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    Need help on bike purchase..

    I need help finding a bike I weigh 300 pounds at one time weighed 355 I am currently losing tons of wieght and need a good bike for exercise purposes and future mountain biking. I have a Motocross background wasnt always out of shape. So i know mountain biking will be bad ass.


    Problem is I dont want to get a bike thats to weak to support my weight what is a good entry level mountain bike thats sturdy enough to cart my 300 pound ass around till I shrink more
    I have anywhere between 400-700 bucks to spend just dont know a lot about bikes at some point I plan to hit some trails and minor jumping and stuff need a bike capable of this. How are the diamond back responses I found some with disk breaks like a response for 500ish is this a good bike? Also do i want 26" wheels or the taller ones whats the standard for off road trails and down hill sections.

    Sorry for long post thanks.

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    The Kona Hoss I think is what a lot of Clydes are buying. Your big concerns will be rim health and braking. Find a rim that is well contstructed with a high spoke count. Check out the Clydesdale and Athena forum you will find plenty of help there too.

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