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Old 10-30-08, 03:21 PM   #1
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Uber clyde.....Kona Dew or Trek 7.1 FX ?

I'm an uber clyde at 400#s and wondered which bike would work better for me. I plan on riding on the road, on asphalt, and on concrete. Anyone own either bike, if so......what is your opinion?
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Old 10-30-08, 03:47 PM   #2
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I rode a Dew last week, while I was messing around for lab results from the doctor. I really liked the bike, and its made pretty tough. If I wasn't dead set on steel frame, I would get one and forget the rest.

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First off I haven't ridden either bike but that isn't going to stop me from giving MY opinion. I assume both are similar in price. Both bikes seem similar. Try riding both and see which one feels better. Are you currently riding? I think both bikes will work for you, but I would get a different seat stem on the Trek. I'm not sure I would trust a suspension seat at your size, sorry just trying to be honest.

Of course my standard advice is if you haven't been riding look for a used bike, that feels comfortable. Once you have ridden for awhile and are down to 350, a bike that feels good at 400 may not feel as good. Once you start riding and get in shape, dump the cheap bike and spend your money on a better bike down the road once you have more experience and are in better shape. If you have been riding then disregard this paragraph
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First off I haven't ridden either bike but that isn't going to stop me from giving MY opinion. I assume both are similar in price. Both bikes seem similar. Try riding both and see which one feels better. Are you currently riding? I think both bikes will work for you, but I would get a different seat stem on the Trek. I'm not sure I would trust a suspension seat at your size, sorry just trying to be honest.
+1. And the shop should be able to swap out the seatpost for you.
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I'm an uber clyde at 400#s and wondered which bike would work better for me. I plan on riding on the road, on asphalt, and on concrete. Anyone own either bike, if so......what is your opinion?
Both are good bikes. I like the Trek if only because I own a 7.5 fx. I've used it everywhere, and it's a great bike.
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I am an Uber and I ride a 7300 that has been modified to basically be a FX series. They are great bikes.
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