Need info for a big friend
I've done a lil research on here and seem to find different suggestions for different weights so I figured it best to get your guys thoughts on this specific scenario.
My buddy is 5'11" and 300 pounds. He wants to start riding to lose a lil weight. He's in a dessert town but at least for now most of his riding will be on road with his kids. Once he gets in better shape he'd maybe try a dirt trail or two.
I've read that wheels and hubs seem to be the biggest concern and that suspensions that support the weight are rare or expensive. So for his case should he just get a rigid to avoid the suspension problem or do large people need the suspension? Steal or aluminum? Maybe buy a semi cheap bike and buy some serious wheels?
I'd assume a 29 tire would handle the weight nicely cuz for me I can run a lower pressure but how is it on a flexy 29" wheel?
And lastly could you please point me toward a bike that fits into your recommendation. He's not a cheap skate but a 5k bike is likely out of the question.