I'd like some opinions here. I'm 6 foot 2, weigh 235 lbs., and currently ride a Giant Cypress DX hybrid. It's held up great (I have a little over 1000 miles on it), but after winter I want to buy a road bike.
Actually, when I bought the hybrid, I really wanted a road bike. But the folks at my local shop said that, due to my size and weight and the typical road bike's skinny wheels, tires, and frame, that I should definitely NOT buy a road bike. Their reasoning was that I would always be replacing tires and wheels, and that I would, in effect, destroy any road bike due to my size in a relatively short time of riding.
Is this the sad truth? If I buy a road bike, will I be constantly replacing parts and fixing it, all due to my fat ass?