All right folks. Newbie needs guidance. I tried a mountain bike but really liked the feel of the cross from bianchi. of course for 2300 I should like it. I also tested the kona jake the sanke. I was wondering what you all would do. i need to lose weight at 6'5 255 I will break most bikes. I will be mostly road but since i am not confident will be on sidewalks and getting hit by the pot holes and sidewalk ramps. I want to ride longer periods but am not cooridinated enough for a pure road bike yet. do you think the cross concept is worth the money. i don't mind spending money but i want good stuff for it not just pinache. you all know more then me so what is a tall fat guy to do. the folks at a bike shop said that the cannondale and the trek frames will be too small and recommended a scott bike which i never heard before and i also was told to do the GT nomade. please offer guidance. i wanted the hybrid but at this point the 3 8 shifters are not fast enough down hills and i coast rather then pedal. so now you know me what do i do. please help. i would love to be 6'5 210.