Tilting with windmills
Join Date: May 2008
Location: North Texas 'Burbs
Originally Posted by Palomar01
I'm not sure what those bikes are.
But at 340 lbs, I highly recommend you stick to Mountain Bikes or better yet a stationary bike first to get your weight down to under 300 lbs. I do not believe any aluminum bike can withstand anything over 300 lbs. for long.
Umm, not so much. I know it may sound a bit counter intuitive, but just about any aluminum frame would work so long as the wheels were set up properly. We have members here who started riding well North of 400 lbs.
That being said, a hard tail (non suspension) moutain bike is a tried and true starter bike. As mentioned before, fit is the most important thing since you don't want to damage your knees or learn to hate the bike due to being uncomfortable.
Welcome to the herd Truss!