Hello a friend in his 50s is looking for 29er for road riding/bike touring/some light mountain bike riding, he has several operations on his shoulder and hands and has given up road riding and cross. He is coming to the end of his rehab and is allowed to spin/turbo train.
He wants a comfortable bike, 29er wheels as it will allow him to progress as his fitness gets better, target is for next summer to ride from Luchon up perysoude and aspin and then tourmelat over a couple/three days hence the bike touring. He will run suspension forks to help his hand and shoulder, so no Hybrids. Disc brakes are the only option as well. He weighs 15 stone at the moment and in the 25 years I have known him he has remain a stolid 14 stone so no weight restricted frames
So in essence a comfortable light target weight 26lbs or less, what options please.