I'm tasked with finding a commuter/drop bar bike for a friend of mine. He is 300lb and wants something with discs and I'm guessing it will be a road going only bike, more or less. Preferably something that I don't have to swap out more than 10-20% of the components to make it last. He is not very fit but i know he will use the bike to get in shape if he has a usable bike. Quite strong person.
I'm guessing comfort and durability is more important than speed for him.
Currently i'm looking into complete builds of Salsa Vaya and Surly Disc Trucker. Would you guys say these are suitable bikes for a heavy and tall rider like this?
Anyhting else on the market thats suitable? He's looking to spend $1500-2k or there about. (Plus eventual extra parts if needed I think)
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