Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
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Well, there are a couple of schools of thought.
First, the bike will likely be just fine. At 220, you aren't all that heavy, other than possible wheel issues. What you can do about that is upgrade the wheels to a higher spoke count at the get go and trade back the stock wheels toward the upgrade wheels. As to other aspects, the difference in price isn't that big and you get better components, which if you decide to upgrade to later, will cost FAR more than at the initial new purchase.
When you but a new bike, if you look at the actual cost of parts, what you are doing is purchasing the running gear and they basically just give you the frame.
Buy the bike you like and feel the best on, though because if you like your ride, you'll ride it more often.
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