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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 08-13-09, 07:38 PM   #1
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Jamis Coda Sport

I just wanted to show-off my new ride. I normally do mountain biking on my Spec. Stumpy 29er, but decided to get some road miles in for additional weight loss. I tested some nice road bikes but just could not get comfortable with the drop bars and brifters. I read a lot of good things about the Coda model from Jamis and took a chance and ordered one for $700. I am extremely pleased with my choice. I'm doing 20 & 30 miles jaunts with it and I am very comfortable on it. The steel frame gives a nice ride and at 26lbs it's more than adequate for my needs.

With the bar-ends, I get a little variety on the hand position, though not as much if I had drop bars. I pulled the heavy suspension seatpost and cheap saddle and installed a Sette APX carbon post I had laying around and a Charge Spoon saddle. Even better, I've dropped 20 lbs in 2 months (6'3 248lbs right now and otw to 230) and feel great.
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Old 08-13-09, 07:41 PM   #2
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I like my Jamis bikes. Mostly because the LBS that supports them. That makes all the difference for me. Good luck and have fun with it.
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Old 08-14-09, 01:31 AM   #3
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Congrats on your new rig....looks sharp and it's steel
But, I was wondering though: Are my eyes a tad skewed, or is that saddle a bit down-sloped? You don't slide off?
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Old 08-14-09, 08:16 AM   #4
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Yea, I noticed that in the pic but it seems to fit me OK and I don't have the sliding off feel. I will check it when I get home.
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Old 08-14-09, 11:13 AM   #5
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I love Jamis bikes! Congrats!
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Old 08-14-09, 01:41 PM   #6
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I love my Coda. I too put on bar ends and find them give enough positions that even rides up to 80 miles (longest so far) have been comfortable. I like the stock seat well enough, but I too ditched the stock seatpost. I'm also down a bit on weight (6'1" 240# from 280#) Of course as a commuter I carry an additional 20# or so of gear, I've gotten so used to the extra weight on the bike that I even take it with me on club rides...I keep telling the guys to watch out when I get a lighter bike.lol. I've promised myself a road or cross bike for club rides when I hit 200#.
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