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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.

View Poll Results: What's your Clyde-Ride?
Mountain Bike 125 30.94%
Hybrid Bike 62 15.35%
Comfort Bike 16 3.96%
Road Bike 235 58.17%
Recumbent Bike 14 3.47%
Other (please describe) 45 11.14%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 404. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-14-06, 05:08 PM   #1
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What type of bike do you ride?

I've had road racers, touring bikes, recumbents, and now, a MTB. What's the preferred Clyde-Ride?
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Old 09-14-06, 05:22 PM   #2
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Roadie here...
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Road or Mountain, depending on my mood.
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Old 09-14-06, 07:48 PM   #4
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I have a cracked Trek 520 (tourer) and two MTBs.
If anyone's in the market for a clyde MTB, I highly recommend the titus racer-x.
Its light and fast yet insanely strong. 5 years of abuse.
I don't think type matters as long as you don't stupidly sacrafice strength for weight.
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Old 09-14-06, 07:51 PM   #5
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An almost vintage Cannondale R500 (2.8 frame) with several personal modifications.
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Old 09-14-06, 10:01 PM   #6
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Trek 1000 road rider here.
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IF Club Racer, built with thicker steel tubing, sweeeeeet ride. I've also got a MTB which I don't like.
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Old 09-14-06, 10:35 PM   #8
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'05 Kona Hoss Deluxe.
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I have a Trek 7000 hybrid, and an 80s Shogun touring bike. I just got the shogun so it's my fave right now. Except, road riding is hard.
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I have an older Specialized Hard Rock GX mtb that I've been riding for somewhere around 10 years. All the folks at work ride roadies at lunch, so I picked up a road bike last week. It's a Specialized Roubaix Elite. I'll probably outfit the Hard Rock with a rack and penniers and use it when I need to haul stuff, but I'm having a real blast zipping around on the new roadie.

I've barley even started my car this month, and it feels great.

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Road and Fixed.... two of each.
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My favorite all-around bike is my '88 Trek 830 mtb, outfitted for pavement and long rides. It hauls me and my stuff like a truck. I have a Trek 520 that I thought I would ride more than I do. The 830 does everything the tour bike can do. Recently I bought a new Sequoia Elite - just for giggles-n-grins. Plenty of 'em. I also like my 3-speed alot. A bike for every mood, I guess.
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I ride road. Time shared between my Cannondale R1000 and my commuter converted Specialized Rockhopper.
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Old 09-15-06, 04:34 AM   #14
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mtb and a folder - though I'm in the market for a roadbike I can either build up or get.
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Might other include multiple use riders. I have all types of bikes, except for a mountain and bmx bike. Usually i find myself on a road bike, I guess.
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I've got an Electra 3-speed cruiser bike. The Rat Rod.

But I'm looking for an old road frame to convert to fixed. Maybe an mtb would work better for what I want but definately a fixie... I'll know the bike when I find it; it looks like so much fun! I wanna ride backwards...
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Roadbike here. But I ride my mt bike to school each day as well
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I have a Road, Single Speed, and am having a friend build up and restore an old tourer.
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Giant Ranier SE MTB and Giant OCR C3 Road both fine for me at 5-9 200#.
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90%+ of my riding is on my roadie. Pull out the MTB to ride with my boys, pull the trailer, etc.
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6" 240-something, see the signature for the bike...a steel roadie with wide tires and a brooks b17 saddle.
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Trek 1200, with Mavic Open Pro wheels
used to ride a Jamis Cross Country MTB with fixed fork and 1" tires and 11-21 cassette
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I probably should have picked roadie,

But in all fainess its a Surley cross "Franken" Check

officially id say a Cross bike??

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i've a couple steel fixed bikes...
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