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    Looking to get back to to cycling after many many years, and many many cans of pop an

    I'm looking for a MTB the right fit for me at first it'll be more recreational, riding with my kids, paved and dirt trails. Then as I work off some of my many years of excess, move into a little more aggressive riding so maybe a all around kind of MTB bike. ( I already purchased a commuter bike) but one I could possibly mount a rack on the back, for packing things in if I get adventurous enough to do longer trips in or even maybe a overnight ride (but let's worry about versatility first. Obviously I'm in this form so I am a bigger man 300+ lbs so a regular MTB probably not my best choice, and neither do I want some full out suspension racer either. Probably 27.5 tires a little more nibble probably than a 29er I'd think?

    A + bike right in the middle ground I think might fit the bill. I've come across a great deal on a new 2016 model specialized fuse pro for 1/2 what it sold for new.

    Or maybe a Kona Big Honzo.

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    Both bikes you mentioned will do you just fine. Try before you buy. Having the bike fit you is most important.

    I would recommend the Cannondale Beast of the East or the Salsa Timberjack also. I just reserved a 2018 Timberjack at my LBS the other day.

    Donít let the weight stop you from hitting the trail. I was 280 in May when I started. Most fun way to lose weight that I have found! I am down to 240 now


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    nothing wrong with the fuse pro. specially for half price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyDoo View Post
    Both bikes you mentioned will do you just fine. Try before you buy. Having the bike fit you is most important.

    I would recommend the Cannondale Beast of the East or the Salsa Timberjack also. I just reserved a 2018 Timberjack at my LBS the other day.

    Donít let the weight stop you from hitting the trail. I was 280 in May when I started. Most fun way to lose weight that I have found! I am down to 240 now


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    Good job I'm hoping for the same kind of results

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmatt05 View Post
    nothing wrong with the fuse pro. specially for half price.
    I'm just hoping the + tyres run decent on pavement, and not like trying to roll a square box, hopefully

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