Hi there. New rider here, bought this bike : http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...dtail/820/820/ , the Trek 820. Replaced the seat with something more comfortable. However, in the 18 miles I have rode it, I have bent the wheels twice (not going off of curbs or anything too crazy).
I am 370 lbs, and trying to use this bike to lose weight. My bike shop thinks that the wheels shouldn't be bending, but I am fed up hearing that I must be doing something wrong, and I don't want to keep going back every 10 miles to get the things trued up.
I'm at the point where I am willing to spend a little bit of money to get the wheels upgraded, but I don't want to put myself into the big bucks for something that I am just trying to start doing. It felt great getting back on a bike after being off for so many years, but I'm getting flustered with the thought that I am "too fat to lose weight".
Anyhow, I have read good things about RhynoLite rims, and the Halo wheels (Combat 2?). I really don't want to spend more than $200 or so for the wheelset.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance