I just started to ride at bike parks for DH runs last year for the first time. I rented each time and now would like to purchase a bike. I am a big guy: 6'1", 235lbs. I was looking for feedback on bikes that other big guys are riding, especially those weighing 220lbs or more. I am not looking for a specific DH rig because I do a lot of urban riding and local trails when not at the ski resorts. I was hoping to find a bike that is a decent peddler for the local trails and parks in NYC, but also can handle the times I bring it to Diablo or Plattekill ski resorts for DH runs. This will be my first full suspension bike and I would like my purchase to go a long way considering how expensive these bikes are. I have no experience with full suspension rigs to be repairing them frequently or breaking frame welds. So what frreride bikes are the big guys riding that they can reccommend as a sturdy well built bike that can handle the DH runs and jumps, but also can peddle uphill when not at the resort? I was also trying to stay under $3000.00. I need a great intro bike to this sport. Thanks for any feedback.
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