Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - trek su100?
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01-21-07, 07:22 PM
Hello im looking to get a bike and have been doing some research ..looking for some opinions ....I'm 6'5 and weigh about 380 pounds ..looking to do some paved trail riding and some commuting ..I dont feel like anything on 700 wheels would stand up very well againt my weight ...any opinions on the trek su100??and what would the benefit of the disc brake on the su200 be?..
Looks like a nice bike. I ride a 7.3FX and am very happy with it. Both use the Camino rims (mine are 700c) so I'd not worry there.
Wanted to add: Unless you feel the need to spend the money on the disc brake model, I'd skip it. There will probably be a lot of debate on this but I'd keep it simple.
I ride a Trek 7200. I just finished up my Rookie year with 3,700 miles. Popped one spoke, but the wheels are still on there.
01-22-07, 05:55 AM
My clyde bike isn't a Trek, but a competitor's... a Giant Sedona DX. A bike similar to what you are looking at with 26" wheels.
I weighed 365 when I bought it, and it has lasted 3 or 4 years and about 2500 miles with one broken spoke.
With that said, if I were to buy again, I would probably buy a bike with wide 700c rims. While the physics are working against durability very slightly because of longer spokes, I think the durability would be fine.
Discs tend to be for times when moisture or mud interferes with rim bakes. V brakes have worked fine for me, but do lose some braking power when wet.
When I started riding my Trek 7300 hybrid I weight 375. The bike itself held up very well, I just had some crappy Alex rim. Once I replaced those wheels it's been money. Don't discount the 700c bikes.
01-22-07, 04:49 PM
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