equipment for clydesdale cyclist
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They have a great show on bikes for bigger guys. The most interesting item was most bikes are not rated for over 250#'s. With you at 240#, then throw on your kit and such, you are over 250#. Me too.
We can break frames over time, put wheels out of round, etc.
Great info for us.
Best piece of advice I could give you would be to have your bike Professionally Fitted; not just the bike store fit, but go to someone who does this for a living. This will protect your knees and make the ride more comfortable.
BTW, I am a road cyclist and ride a Giant XL Defy 4 with mavic ksyrium rims. they hold up great.
Originally Posted by eric671