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  1. #1
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    Newbie Purchase - Gary Fisher Wahoo / New / Craigs List

    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...

    Thank you!!

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007
    Ask for some advice here: Clydesdales/Tall Riders

    A stock fork won't be setup for your weight.

  3. #3
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    May 2014
    Thank you cobba, posting there

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