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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 09-25-06, 07:05 AM   #1
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specialized transition multi=sport?

Can this handle a 220 lb rider, plus 10 lbs of gear?

http://cgi.ebay.com/2005-Specialized...QQcmdZViewItem

I'm mostly worried about the wheels...
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Hi adrien!

Wheels, these days, are tougher than they look. I rode Campy Ventos (24F, 26R with some radial spokes) when I was 290! I eventually broke some rear spokes, but the wheels were surprisingly durable considering the stress I put on them.

Cyclocross wheels are designed to take a beating. I've also had good luck with Specialized brand products.
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