General Cycling Discussion - Finding a new bike
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
05-10-12, 08:48 PM
I have been luck in the past finding a new bike is usually easy but now i am having trouble. I am a relatively large guy 6 4 with longer arms than average. I need a new bike the old one is no longer available to me. I am looking for something with a large frame and high handlebars I hate waking my knees. I would like disk breaks but not a major thing. I work on Mackinac Island so thin tired bikes are out. Hitting a horse pile with thin tires going down a hill is a trip to the emergency room. A suspension is not a good thing either for the same reason the urine eats seals and rubber the shocks stop working very quick. can any one suggest what to look for I am lost All the sites online show mw what the bike looks like but not how big it is relative to anything. Oh and I have budget of $300-$500 Thanks any one that can help
05-10-12, 11:09 PM
Welcome To Bike Forums, Mackinac!
I would recommend the following cyclocross bikes:
The Gravity Liberty ~ $400
The Dawes Lightning Cross ~ $470
When you check out the bikesdirect.com website, they provide a sizing table, by which you can guesstimate your approximate frame size.
* Just place wider tires on one of these steeds and you'll be ready to slice through your terrain.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.