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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 11-10-08, 06:51 PM   #1
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help me chose a bike (downtown,commuter,lose some weight type of bike)

i am looking to possibly get a different bike then what i have.

This is what i have: diamondback outlook Mountain Hardtail
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http://www.diamondback.com/bikes/mtn...il/outlook-09/

the bike rides nice, i was going to swap the tires to a more road type of tires but not sure if that would change my ride or not.
i am a big guy 270 lbs. and like to ride!
i ride mostly roads,paved park trails, some hard packed dirt trails.
i like to stay away from those walmart bikes.

WHAT BIKE DO YOU RECOMMEND?
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Old 11-10-08, 08:12 PM   #2
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Swap tires, maybe install a ridgid fork, seat change, grip change, maybe some power grips on the pedals??

Id say you have what you need already to be honest, a few tweaks mentioned above and you sould be OK, and yes it will change the ride with some 1.5 tires, or at least something less agressive than the knobbies!!
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Old 11-10-08, 08:56 PM   #3
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I'm not sure what price range you're looking at.
My first 'real' bike was a Trek 7200. I would recommend it to anyone. I ended up switching to a Trek 7.3FX, but that's not the fault of the bike. I just wanted a different one

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...h/hybrid/7200/
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"Jamis Commuter" or one of the Breezer bikes.
http://robedob.blogspot.com/2008/08/...neek-peek.html

or I would have a look at a touring bike.
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Old 11-10-08, 09:46 PM   #5
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A cross bike maybe? Or go the rigid fork & slicks route. If the bike's comfortable, the changes will lower weight and make it faster on the roads.
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Trek FX Series.
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well i did it. i picked up a trek 7200 from my lbs. for 499.99.
thanks guys
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WTH?!? You can't just drop that and leave w/o posting pics! Teh intarnet demands it!
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