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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 09-26-06, 07:42 PM   #1
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sora brakes for big guy

just purchased a 02 bianchi brava off e-bay. great bike, only had 34 miles on computer my question is the bike is all sora even the hubs, no problem with mechianics but i am not sure the brakes are enough for my weight.276lbs. do i need to change calipers or look at other brake pads? thanks in advance!!!
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Old 09-26-06, 07:53 PM   #2
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I'd give it a good test ride before making any changes. Sora brakes aren't that bad. I use older, RSX brakes and I'm in your weight range.
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Old 09-26-06, 07:57 PM   #3
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If you need to, Id go with changing the pads before paying for new calipers.
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