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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Phoenix, Az.
Bikes: Felt F2, Cannondale CAAD 8, Motobecane Immortal Force, Intense Uzzi Sl MTB
Originally Posted by markm109
I would not recommend carbon for anyone our weight - (I'm 240). Carbon and long haul just don't seem to go together. I am not an expert - just my opinion based on other's comments I've read.
Lemond made (makes) great bikes in steel. I've got a Alpe D'Huez in 525 steel and really like it. It rides better in some ways than my Litespeed made of ti.
The new Lemonds with carbon have not been selling well. I would rather get a full steel Lemond than one of their new carbon models. I would love to have a Zurich made of 853.
Dude, I am 225 down from 260. I bought a carbon bike at 260, and I love it. I have over three thousand miles on it and had not a problem one. I would also like to add that it is far more comfortable to ride on long rides, and I do not seem as tired after riding compared to when I ride my steel bike!
The poster will be just fine on a bike with carbon seat stays.