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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-16-17, 09:42 AM   #3276
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I think I am just shy of 200lbs. Around 198(ish)... it's been a while since I was on the scale. So I'm not sure if I'm in this category exactly.
Started Strength training in the winter, don't really want to lose that, I like feeling strong, and doing squats+deadlifts gives me a sense of accomplishment since I wasn't really in sport during high school.
I suppose leaning out would be my primary objective. I've got some fluff around the midsection that I wouldn't miss.
Riding a 2015 Specialized Allez Sport.
I'm currently 198lbs, 5'11.5" (don't forget that half inch), very bottom heavy, I've always had muscular, tree trunk legs, which are helping a lot transitioning to cycling from running.
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Old 05-22-17, 09:17 PM   #3277
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Hello everyone. I'm Kevin and I am a US Marine currently stationed in SoCal. I guess I'm a member of the Clydesdale club because I'm around 215 pounds and 6'1". Im not overweight, I just like to lift a lot of weights. Im currently riding a Felt Z85.
Loved my Z85. Now on a Z3.

Welcome aboard!
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Old 05-25-17, 07:12 PM   #3278
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Hello, I'm kinda in and out of the 200 door...summer weight sometimes drops below to 195. At 6ft. I feel pretty good...much better than I was at 260. I recently got back from a 4 year stint in the Philippines. Working as a volunteer with "Bike for the Philippines". All of our donated bikes are Mtb as that is what the children needed to get to their school in the mountains. I helped train and did repair classes with the students. We also took many group rides through the mountains..such breath taking beauty. The cheap bikes do so poorly in the mountains and very hard to maintain. But there are some really nice bikes in the mix also. With my weight, I was afraid to ride (even to test) many of those bikes as they always feel if they are going to break. Luckly, the President of the bike foundation had a Super nice Trek 29er that he let me borrow most of the time while I was there.
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Old 05-26-17, 11:53 PM   #3279
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Hey Everyone!!

I'm new around here.. My name is Jack, and I m looking at getting back into Cycling after many years off.

I am trying to find a good strong bike to hold me up so that I can get out and burn some calories and enjoy the summer.

I grew up in the Albany NY area, and live up north in Northern NY near the Canadian and VT boarders.

I look forward to learning from everyone and enjoying all the great content this site has to offer.

I am a father with 2 boys! Oldest is 9, and the little guy is 2 and me and my girlfriend have been together for 11+ years. (no we are't married, we didn't want to just jump into anything LOLOOL) .

Anyways. Happy biking everyone and look forward to getting to know everybody!

Jack

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Old 05-27-17, 11:14 AM   #3280
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Interesting category. I've never heard these terms before but I find it humorous enough to be entertained into the grouping. I'm a hair away from 6'6" and hover near 200 (right now 203). I've played soccer and been a runner for most of my life. I've biked a lot but never looked to it as a serious way of training, more just a way of transportation and relaxing. Lately i've been getting into longer rides and exerting myself and find it to be a decent workout, it certainly uses many different muscles compared to running so it will be interesting to see how it helps my times improve. My biggest challenge has been finding bikes to ride that fit comfortably (i'm sure that's a common problem in this group).

So yea, good to see many people of all sizes enjoying riding and I'm sure I'll learn a great deal from more experienced riders who've faced similar sizing challenges.
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Old 05-29-17, 12:14 PM   #3281
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Hello all. 6ft 330 LBS here. I'm not a super sloppy 330. Kind of a lineman build, muscular dude with a beer belly. I started riding bikes again this year after a long hiatus. My last bike was a Gary Fisher Rangitoto back in 1995. I wanted to ride as a form of exercise and also as an activity my wife and I can do together. We do beginner type singletrack one day a week after work and a no drop, group road ride on Saturday mornings. Just last week I started commuting to work a couple times per week. It's 12 miles each way so I'm starting slow by riding in and catching a lift home. My goal is to be doing 100+ miles/wk by mid summer.
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Old 06-01-17, 02:48 PM   #3282
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Hi! I'm 5'5" and I'm 280lbs. (165cm and 127kg). I'm 22F. I played football and baseball in middleschool/high school and lifted weights for a little while. I'm very wide and very strong, but now I'm ALSO very fat, haha. I am a college student who would like to begin commuting using a bike, but the last time I rode a bike was around 14. We were poor and I could only borrow my neighbors bikes for a short while, so I'm approaching this venture as 100% new to biking in all forms. I walk everywhere, roughly four miles a week, but I need to step up my game.

My goals thus far are to be able to deadlift my heaviest weight (300lbs), and to use cycling as a way to get around about 80% of the time, weather permitting. I don't have an ideal size or an ideal shape, I just want to be STRONG!

Thing is, I need to get a bike that works with my frame, style, budget and needs. And that's hard as heck when you're my weight.
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Old 06-07-17, 08:52 AM   #3283
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Hi All! I'm 5'10"(ish), and just this morning weighed in at 238. Just bought a bike about a month ago, and started commuting to work, with a goal of 3 days a week. I'm pretty sure I've lost about 5 pounds since getting the bike. Hopefully will be under the 200 line by winter!
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Old 06-15-17, 04:25 AM   #3284
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New here

What's up guys I just started riding again after about 7 years I was pretty fast at about 225 pounds but now I'm 281 and totally out of shape, it's way different riding now because I'm in much lower gears than I used to be in hopefully I get back to where I was . 40 miles was a walk in the park now 3 miles feels like 100
I Bought a gt grade expert fb and I love it my Old bike was a gt zaskar always been a fan
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Old 06-17-17, 04:38 PM   #3285
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Hello all

Hey yall im larry. I fall in the clydesdale category with my big 290lb 5'11" frame.

Ive been commuting for a few years on my department store bike for a few years, but its finally wearing under much pressure. Can't fault it for 150 bux making a lot of winter commutes through metro Detroit.

Ill be moving to a Jamis Coda sport or comp in the next weeks. My first real bike since i had a gary fisher gitchee gummee in college.
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Old 06-18-17, 09:19 PM   #3286
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I am 6.0 and 285
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Old 06-19-17, 01:55 AM   #3287
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Old Guy getting back into Mountain biking.

Hi,
I'm getting back into it... mountain biking. I used to MTB all over Santa Cruz mountains in Calif when I was younger and not quite as heavy, though at 205 I'm not that much more than I was at 180 30 years ago...
I have had all kinds of MTBs from a Schwinn pregnant frame beach cruiser that I built/morphed into an SS mtb with Cook Bros. racing hubs, etc. that I could ride wheelies on foreeeeeeeever... to Specialized Stump Jumper, to the Trek 4300 disc I have now.

Now, I live in Portland, Or and have rediscovered mountain biking. I got a mint Trek 4300 from a pawn shop for 200.00 and have been riding it a bit. Its a tad too tall of a frame at 22 or 23 inch depending on where I measure to at the the top post from the BB.
So, I found a 6700 frame set on e bay for 185 less wheels and derailleurs in a 17" frame. Hopefully all the parts I need to finish it will fit off my 4300. It's been a looong time since I built/repaired bikes.
If anyone has any suggestions, I'd like to hear them. I know I'll probably be upgrading to a Trek Fuel soon...

I'd like to find some people to ride with on the weekends as I'm usually off sat sun mon...

Here's a pic of my 4300 and the 6700 That's is on it's way..

Well, never mind. l It says I can't post pics until I have 10 posts done...
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Old 06-21-17, 01:04 PM   #3288
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Hello, I'm 275 lbs. I was an avid MTB'r in early 2000's when I was in the USCG. Got out, got an office job, got married, bought a house, had kids got FAT. I live in a hilly area and had a GT Avalanche 2.0 I tried riding in my neighborhood a few times and got really discouraged and stopped. fast forward 5 years, I bought a Rad Power Bikes Rad Rover in February. Been riding it for a few months, it got me into good enough shape to ride the hills (slowly, but I am able to ride them) and I horizontally upgraded to a Cannondale CAADX (rated for 300lb rider plus 30 lbs gear) and I'm loving it. I don't have enough time to ride as much as I like.. I work 6 days each week 7:30-5:30 and try to spend time with my kids from the time I get home until their bedtime. and I actually love my wife and try to spend time with her as well.

my LBS has been helpful with me choosing a bike and getting it setup for my height and weight.

I have been lurking on here for a while and a lot of you people have been quite inspiring to read about.

Thank you for this forum! P.S. whats up with the 10 posts to post a photo......
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