Im sorry if if this is a worn out question but I'm needing some help selecting the right size and type of mountain bike. My girlfriend and I are starting to hike and try to do more active things in place of going to the bar on the weekends. We both like to be active and want to start riding.
For sizing I am 6'3 and weigh 225 pounds and have a 34-35" inseam. I went to a couple of shops today and really like the Cannondale F5 but don't know if I'm ready to spend that much money yet. With my size and weight I'm worried about strength and durability and the shops said the F5 was the way to go. Is there anything comparable with a cheaper price tag? Or any other suggestion period?
Any and all help is very much appreciated.