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    Caad 5 frame weight restriction

    I recently purchase a caad 5 and I have some concerns about being 210 lbs on the bike. The thin tires, light frame etc. I am used to mountain bikes which feel more durable. Should I be concerned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironsport22 View Post
    I recently purchase a caad 5 and I have some concerns about being 210 lbs on the bike. The thin tires, light frame etc. I am used to mountain bikes which feel more durable. Should I be concerned?
    Keep the tires at maxium pressure and the spokes tight and you shouldn't have any problems. I'm riding a CF Lemond at 262 and I had to have my rear wheel trued today after I hit something.
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    Bigger guys than you riding road bikes. I'm in at 235lbs last check. As stated keep tires inflated and spokes tight.

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    So no real concerns about the frame? Should be able to withstand the weight? I have been reading about frames and concerns about cracks etc. It is aluminum.

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    Shoot, you're a lightweight. I wouldn't worry about anything other than your wheels, never heard of any problems involving that frame and your weight.

    I started riding road bikes somewhere north of 250 pounds (scale broke) and haven't had a single problem other than loose spokes since the beginning.

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    Thanks for the replies, I appreciate the help.

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