So I'm really interested in getting a 29er as my next bike. I dont live in a particularly great area for MTB'ing. (nyc) but i do a ton of road cycling and I like it but I'm looking for something a bit more interesting. IT's possible to take commuter trains away from the city and go hit some trails and I figure a 29er could also be good for snowy weather commuting instead of my surly trucker. The big problem is that I'm a big dude 6'3" 250 lbs. I know there are coil shocks and air shocks. I don't know much about where the technology is at but it just seems like nothing in cycling is made for anyone over 200lbs let alone 250. What should I be looking for in a shock? Should I not even bother with one and go with a rigid fork i.e. karate monkey or ogre
lastly, I just tried tubeless cx tires on my trucker so I can start hitting some dirt trails. I'm not sure it's going to work out as it seems like I still need to get pressures up to at least 50psi and I'm not sure the bead is going to like that but I'm going to give it a shot. With the massive volume of a MTB tire will I have anything to worry about if I go tubeless?