Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Navajo Res. N.M.
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can my frame/wheels handle weight
Trying to come back to riding after a long recovery. I gained a lot of weight during my downtime(presently 240#). Would like to start back by taking slow rides on my Specialized Roubaix Comp(all carbon frame) with Rol wheels but am concerned that the frame/wheels will not carry my weight. I've really got to lose this weight before I have both knees replaced and my doctor says it would be best if I could get back to my old weight of 180 lbs. before we schedule the first knee. The roads I ride on are rural chip n' seal and are fairly smooth with decent shoulders. I will encounter the occasional cattle grate but will stand on pedals like I use to to help on stress on the frame /wheels when I hit the grate.
Can I assume that this frame is over engineered and if so enough to carry my weight?
Anybody happen to know the specs on this bike re:weight?
I will try to contact Rol and ask about weight limits on this wheelset. If answer is no, I will switch out to another wheelset that will carry my weight but my main concern is the frame.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts,suggestions.