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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 08-05-07, 01:27 AM   #1
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any clydes riding a Trek Madone 5.2?

I have a chance to get a good deal on an 06 Trek Madone 5.2, I won't be using the stock wheels but some Deep V's that I have already for a wheelset.. Any clydes using a Madone 5.2 and any issues, is it stiff enough?

Any input greatly appreciated..
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Old 08-05-07, 02:36 AM   #2
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no issues but i like my prince SL better probally due to its shorter top tube
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Old 08-05-07, 06:39 AM   #3
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I'm riding a 2007 Madone 5.2 with everything stock on it. No problems with the bike sofar and i've hit some huge pothole just yesterday during the 90 mile Tri-State-Tour.
I tip the scale at 196lbs.
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Old 08-05-07, 05:01 PM   #4
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I've been riding a Pilot 5.0 (full carbon) for 2 yrs with no problems. The Madone should be fine for you.
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I've been riding my 2006 Madone 5.2 since November and love it. When i bought it I was 220 lbs now 210 and have had no problems riding.
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I've been riding my 2005 Madone without a hint of a problem. It has even sustained a direct hit on an 8" tree branch (too dark to see it) that sent me over the bars, and not a scratch. BTW, I have a set of Kysrium SL's on the bike, and they were equally unscathed. Off season, I'm 220lbs., and presently at 197lbs. Go get one- best bike I've ever owned.
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Old 08-06-07, 06:48 PM   #7
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I have an '04 5200, which I started riding in the 210-220 range. I'm down to 180 or so now. It seems to have held up fine.

I rode it 103 miles on Saturday
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