I'm looking to purchase a new mountain bike this spring. I've had a Schwinn Mesa GSX since 1999 and has held up really well, but I am now too tall for the frame size. So last year I bought a Giant Yukon bike new, thinking it would work out well. However, it hasn't--everything is breaking. It has had derailleur problems, crank problems, and its constantly breaking spokes. The seat quick release bent and broke. The bike is heavier than the Schwinn. The one thing I like about it is the disc brakes, but even these became loose on the back. The dealer hasn't been too helpful, but part of the problem is the place I bought it from is 1hr+ away. So I want a new, better bike.
What is the best mountain bike that will hold up to a big guy for around $2k? I really would like a Cannondale, but I'm completely unfamiliar w/ the lineup. Are there better deals for other brands? I think for this price I should be able to get a bike that will last a long time...
BTW, I do a lot of road riding (500 mi last year) and some trail riding but I don't want a hybrid or road bike. Prefer full suspension, must have disc brakes, strong rims, and fairly lightweight.
Please give me your suggestions...
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