hey all, im a noob on this site and wanted to introduce myself in the appropriate forum for me.
I am 6'8 and 325 lbs, im a BIG guy, ive got a gut and a little bit of love handles, but mostly im just muscular, my legs are huge, i squat 500 lbs for reps, i bench about 400, so im not fat... but i should lose some weight, if you know what im saying.
I used to ride mountain bikes a lot when i lived in pittsburgh, but now i am in Jersey and have gotten into road riding. I was formerly on an old steel Trek with 48 spoke velocity deep V wheelset because i was told it was about the only thing that wouldnt be crushed by me.
I got so sick of that bike that i decided to take a chance on something newer. I picked up a Fuji Rubaix RC in a 64... I was a little worried about the wheels being strong enough, and the carbon taking a beating from my big self, but after about 130 miles (a 65 miler and a few shorter rides) and hitting a few truly unavoidable holes and rough spots, there is not a rattle, squeak, flat spot, bend in wheels.... not even a flat tire (yet).
Im pretty surprised with the durability of the bike, i guess carbon fiber really is all its cracked up to be.
next mission. finding shoes with Look style cleats that will fit me. (so far sidi looks good)