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    Rockhopper vs FUSE

    I am new to this forum and wanted to say hi. I'm looking at getting back into mountain biking since being out of it for about 17 years.
    I am quite a few pounds heavier now (340 lbs )but still 6'3" tall. My last bike was a 1997 Giant ATX 890, but no longer have it. Since the glory days, I have had lower back surgery and left wrist surgery as well. Now, my wife and kids (8 yrs old and 10 yrs old) want all of us to get bikes to ride together, so I have been looking a little bit. The Specialized Fuse Comp and the Specialized Rockhopper Pro are the two bikes that stand out to me right now. I haven't ridden either one yet, but wanted to get opinions on what bike you all think would be better for me. Dirt roads and a little single track are probably the type of riding we would be doing.

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    You might post this here: Clydesdales/Tall Riders -

    instead of the Texas specific forum. I'm pretty small so probably the wrong person to answer this. Personally, I think you can't go wrong with a good quality steel frame, and I say this regardless of weight. They last forever, hold value reasonable well, and can be upgraded perpetually. You should be able to easily find one in the price range of the bikes you listed.
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