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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 09-15-09, 10:45 AM   #1
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this bike any good.?

http://www.bikepedia.com/QUICKBIKE/B...o-Ha&Type=bike

found onbe 175$ tax in.

i am 260 pound..ok mabe 273.......but going down.

i look all over for a good bike but to expensive to start then will upgrade.

that one a 20 incher at that price seems not to bad..rear component seems good..mabe upgarde some stuff as i go along.


but what you guys think about this bike.?...for a big man.

yesterday i was looking at a fudji absolute 2.0 at 275$..but carbone fork..and tire very small.

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Old 09-15-09, 12:21 PM   #2
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Looks nice, has decent components and gets good reviews. I'd dump the suspension seat post and get a regular post but, if it fits you and is in good shape, this would be a nice bike to get you started.
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Old 09-15-09, 12:24 PM   #3
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As with anything, you are going to get what you pay for. Depending on what you do with the bike though, either bike could work ok for you. With a low end bike expect low end components. With clydes that is going to show itself first in the wheels. They are going to have cheap machine built wheels. The rest of the drive train will follow. If you get one, I suggest taking it right in to the bike shop and have the wheels gone through. Make sure they are tensioned properly by someone who knows what they are doing. That will give you the maximum life out of those wheels.
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GOOD choice ... At 300 earlier on I rode similar rigs,, no problem, the tires are important, you know that. You don't need upgrades now or later except for the s.post later, once you decide you prefer a solid one. It's a fast type of bike, better choice than some wimpy, overly up-right sort. You don't state your height. You should tell us or make ssure that the actual bike is correct. The 20' size fits six footers on average.
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I was talking to a cycling buddy of mine just a little while ago and we both concur that MTBs are the best all around bikes...

it got me into cycling and is the bike I still ride the most ATM...

I think for a few extra coins you could come up with a really nice MTB instead...
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Old 09-15-09, 03:07 PM   #6
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old and new

I am 6 feet tall flat...mabe even gething shorter 5,11 1/2...now.

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i do like mountain bike to..but a bit heavy and slow..want to do some iding like 60k..about 40 miles..ona mountain bike..a bit harder.

joco..thanks guys
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found this one tonight.

http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik...gro1_spec.html

asking 400$ its one week old.

and can get it for less.

any good.?

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Honestly, the Kona seems like a steal at the asking price. The Jamis is nice also, but I don't think it's going to give you much over the Kona.

If it were me it would come down to fit, and I would try the Kona first.
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Focus on what suits your needs and leaves a little room for you to grow as a rider. You left out too much info about your person (age, finances, experience) which would allow readers to help you further. Decide what type of bike works best for you else wise you are comparing apples and oranges with no real purpose in mind. Personally unless it was a fabulous machine that I bought for pennies I would avoid upgrading a used bike. You may be better suited with a beater bike that you can ride while you become fit and then spring for the bike of your dreams. Good luck.
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i do like mountain bike to..but a bit heavy and slow..want to do some iding like 60k..about 40 miles..ona mountain bike..a bit harder.
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The hybrid isn't going to be much liter or faster than the MTB with slick tires. YO keep saying the skinny road tiresa re to skinny for you. no they aren't. Either way, you will need good wheels. IF you have a good wheel on the skinny tire, it will last.

Depending on our weihgt, you may need a new rear wheel no matter what bike you choose.
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hi chamois_buttr

ok.....39 y.o.260 pound aprox..6 feet tall.

experience.........mmmmm not mutch..did had few mtb bike in the past but nothing in riding for the last 15 years or so.

want to use it to go at work.....10k/day.

some trips every yearlike 40 miles or so.

some weekend trips..loacaly for fun and exercise.

dont want to get flats or problemes......those happen more often on skinny road bike tire ..whit heavy people on them.

dont want to spend a fortune..becasue like some said..i will get more fit as i go..and mabe will need something better in near futur.



thanks to all.

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