Although I have been shedding weight, lots of it, I am still tipping the scales at the 240ish range. My current bike, which is a 1999 Trek 1200 has been great, but with the economy the way it is, and it being end of year, deals abound.
My LBS has a 2006 Trek 5200 sitting on the floor that is on sale at a great bargain. Originally something like that was going to be my 'reward' when I finished losing weight, but now I am thinking about not waiting.
The question, which it always seems to come down to for us larger folk, is this bike going to be safe for a guy my size? Is anyone here already riding something like it at my weight or higher?
I know I could always buy it now, and then not ride it until I lost more weight, but realistically I will not be able to do that. If I have it, I will have to ride it.