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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 12-02-08, 02:21 PM   #1
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Bike Re-Build

I am just getting back into mountain biking. Since I last rode my seriously rode my bike I have packed on about 70 lbs. I want to update to components on my 1999 Trek 7000. I don't know which brands and models are best for a 230 lb rider. I am looking for front forks and also wheelsets to start off with, but will eventually replace most of the original componentry on this bike. Please, if anyone has any ideas or suggestions, let me know.
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Old 12-02-08, 03:25 PM   #2
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Is the bike rideable now? If so, ride it. When you drop some weight and figure out what you want, it will most likely be much cheaper to buy a new bike than to do serious upgrades to what you have.
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Good point. As I research different components I am realizing that it will be very costly. My problem is that it is very questionable if my front fork will last much longer.
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You could do somke measuring and pick up a rigid fork off of eBay for next to nothing. Another option would be to watch Craigs List in your area and score a parts donor bike.
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+1 on switching to a rigid fork. Just make sure it is suspension corrected so it doesn't throw off the bike's geometry. Should be able to pick one up pretty cheap.
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