Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

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.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-01-08, 09:48 AM   #1
speed bump
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SE Wyoming
Bikes: Rocky Mountain Fanatik
Posts: 15
New Guy in Town

Figured I come on in and introduce myself. I'm 29 YO Cyde from Wyoming (6' 225lbs) not exactly fat, but not a model of human form either. I'm getting back to riding after a couple years off. I had previously been into mountain bikes, and run a Rocky Mountain Fanatik full suspension. I'm getting back into riding primarily as a non-job related hobby, and for better exersize. My previouse riding partner was killed in Afghanistan, and I have since started riding almost entirely on pavement. This weekend I'm headed to the LBS in a town about an hour and a half away, where I bought the Fanatik, to see about trading into a road bike. I figure running a full suspension bike on the pavement exclusively is about like using a monster truck to go to the mall. We'll just have to see what kind of a deal I can get into.
Wyofire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 10:22 AM   #2
Mazama's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Flori-Duh
Bikes: Co-Motion Mazama
Posts: 881
Welcome on board!
Mazama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 10:26 AM   #3
Senior Member
CACycling's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Oxnard, CA
Bikes: '08 Fuji Roubaix RC; '07 Schwinn Le Tour GS; '92 Diamond Back Ascent EX
Posts: 4,565
Welcome! Yes, full suspension for road riding isn't a good option. If you are riding pavement, road bikes are the way to go IMHO. Let us know what you get.
CACycling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 12:24 PM   #4
Senior Member
daintonj's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 372
There's always the idea of a cyclocross bike, fine for the road and singletrack. Also they tend to be plenty tough enough for heavier riders. Yes, I have just bought a 'cross bike (Genesis Vapour) so I'm biased.
daintonj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 12:28 PM   #5
Tom Stormcrowe
Out fishing with Annie on his lap, a cigar in one hand and a ginger ale in the other, watching the sunset.
Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Bikes: Techna Wheelchair and a Sun EZ 3 Recumbent Trike
Posts: 16,121
Welcome aboard, Wyofire! Glad to have you!

Drop in to the intro thread and also feel free to post pics of yourself, your ride, and scenery from your rides anytime!
. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Tom Stormcrowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 12:50 PM   #6
v1k1ng1001's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: United States of Mexico
Posts: 3,424
Welcome to the forums!

Sorry to hear about your friend.
v1k1ng1001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 07:33 PM   #7
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
wrk101's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
Posts: 19,959
+1 Get a road bike, thats the most effective bike for the road, go figure.
wrk101 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 07:51 PM   #8
Vorsprung durch Technik
epcolt's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fairmont, WV
Bikes: 2007 Specialized Crossroads, 1985 Raleigh Sportif
Posts: 310
Welcome aboard
epcolt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-08, 09:48 PM   #9
speed bump
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: SE Wyoming
Bikes: Rocky Mountain Fanatik
Posts: 15
When I was in Junior high and highschool so about 15 or so years ago I ran a road bike for a while. I had bought a Trek 610 outfited in Shimmano Ultegra. It was a decent bike at the time, but there was definately much better stuff out there. The shop I'm going to this weekend deals in Specialized, Trek and Rocky Mountain. If I can get enough trade in from my existing Rocky Mountain Fanatik I'm planning to go to an Allez or preferably a Roubaix unless one of the Trek machines fits better. I'm looking for preferably Tiagra components as a minimum. I know this is about the same time of year that I picked up my last bike, and at that time they were willing to cut some pretty good deals to get that years model bikes out the door. I spent about an hour or so this evening cleaning up the Fanatik, and will go over it another time or two trying to get it completely detailed, and in tune so I can get every last dime out of it.

For a new bike I'm not looking for a full race bike, but not a touring bike either. That is where I'm looking toward the Roubaix if I can swing it.
Wyofire is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:20 AM.