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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 12-06-08, 06:37 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-06-08, 07:24 PM   #2
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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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Old 12-06-08, 07:56 PM   #3
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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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Old 12-06-08, 08:01 PM   #4
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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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