Okay folks been reading online here for a few days now looking for some advice, thank you BTW.
I am about 390 and would really like to get into a MTB for exercise.
I was reading online here that a hard tail would be the way to go as well as trying to find an older bike.
I went to a local bike shop and found a semi-beatup (lots of scratches) Gary Fisher Wahoo (said it was 2006-2008 not sure) but it has Mavic rims he said were really tough and what I needed?
I was also told by another bike shop to go look at crags list and get a nice looking used MTB that looks like it was not ridden much and had been garaged. I could always add better rims later.
I am pretty much confused now on what to do.
I have a budget of about 500 to spend and would like a bike that I won't kill myself on from bending a rim. I am not going to be riding trails, I want to simply ride about an hour a day and lose more weight.
On crags list I see a lot of Trek 3200 / 3500 or Giant Revel's.
I was also told to get 26" rims due to the sturdiness of them.
So... I would like a strong bike but one that I won't be spending another 300 on in a month due to maintenance of the rims.
ANY advice would be appreciated...
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