Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Long Beach, CA
Bikes: Trek 5000 Roadie, Trek 4500 MTB
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Getting back into riding
Hi all. First post in the Clydes forum, and first post on here in general in a long time.
I'm wanting to get back into riding and get rid of the weight I've put on in recent years. Unfortunately, I've gotten up to about 305lbs, and am about 6'4" tall. I have two bikes, a Trek 5000 carbon roadie (that I bought about 80 lbs ago) and a Trek 4500 MTB.
I'd love t be able to ride the roadie again. It's a lot more comfortable for me, but the wheelset that's on there currently definitely won't hold me up. It's got a 24-spoke rear wheel, and a 20-spoke front. It does fine on the trainer, as there's minimal weight on the rear wheel, but it's hard to find the motivation to sit in the living room riding & going nowhere.
Should I bother looking into a new wheelset for the roadie, or should I just get some road slicks for the MTB? Any other tips are welcome as well.