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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 01-18-09, 11:08 AM   #1
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Back from the Dead, and needing a little advice.

Hello everyone, I was on here for a little while last spring, Until I got broken (I fell down a long flight of stone steps and broke my right leg, right coller bone, and gave myself a concussion ) So I have been on the mend for a while now, and its time to start to try to get healthy again.
I have a wonderful bike (07 Specialized Rockhopper 29er) but I need some advice on getting some faster tires for it, 95% of my riding is paved and wonderfully smooth so my big stock knobbies are just not cutting it. So any advice for this 450lb clide on a selection of rubber for my ride?
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Old 01-18-09, 12:18 PM   #2
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Schwalbe Big Apple, they apear to be available in 29x2.
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Old 01-18-09, 01:41 PM   #3
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Continental Town and Country are also a good choice. Recessed tread so you have slicks for road but tread when you sink in on dirt. A lot of police forces use them.
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Continental Town and Country are also a good choice. Recessed tread so you have slicks for road but tread when you sink in on dirt. A lot of police forces use them.
+1 on the Conti's.

Bummer on the accident and the injuries. It sounds like you are healing up, so the best advice I can give is, "Don't do that, it hurts". I know, master of the obvious, lol.
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