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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 05-02-08, 02:40 PM   #1
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best bike under 500$

best bike under 500$just curious and im cheap
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Old 05-02-08, 03:35 PM   #2
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I think the Giant FCR 3 is right around $500...
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Old 05-02-08, 03:42 PM   #3
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What's your intended use for the bike, whats important to you?

A breakdown of your predicted time the bike will spend on and off the road.

Do you oppose a good used bike?

Mountain bikes a plenty in that price range, a few hybrids, some comforts and not much else unless you go used. Fill us in and we'll toss a few ideas at you.

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Old 05-02-08, 04:14 PM   #4
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I bought an '07 Schwinn Le Tour GS from Performance Bike Store last month on sale for $500. Aluminum frame, carbon fork, 24 speed, Sora STI brifters, Tiagra RD. After 400 miles I am vey happy with my purchase.

If you are looking for an MTB, Performance has an Ironhorse Warior 3.0 for $460. Aluminum frame, Marzocchi fork, Deore FD, Deore RD, Deore shifters, Deore disc brakes. I had planned to buy it but decided to go with a road bike.
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Old 05-02-08, 04:21 PM   #5
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What type of bike and what are your plans for its use.
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What type of bike and what are your plans for its use.
That's probably "THE" question. MTB, ROad bike, Hybrid, etc? MAny vet clydes here turned me on to the HardRock Sport (no-disc) for around $300. I got my FCR3 for under 400.
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Old 05-02-08, 08:21 PM   #7
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You can find some great ones used in that price range. Start trolling Craigs List.
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I weigh 280 lbs and like my Bikes Direct road bike. I just rode it 22 miles yesterday.

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/road_bikes.htm
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