Hey everyone, I've been lurking this forum for about a couple of weeks now taking in all the advice and I'm wondering if I've come to the right conclusions. First a little about myself: I'm 6'2" and about 250lbs. When I'm in tip top shape I still tip the scales between 210 and 225. Right now I ride a Schwinn Madison (fixie) about 20-30 miles a week just for my commute. I am a complete newbie when it comes to cycling (I still have to google bicycle anatomy, and some abbreviations when I read the forums). My budget is around $1000, but Iím willing to spend 2-300 more for the right reasons. I want to get into competing in triathlons (Iíve run a couple Ĺ marathons, and began swimming).
What bike would you guys recommend? I went to performance bicycle and they fitted me on a Roubaix 1.0 (which was a fun ride), and a R-670 (I think I may have fallen in love). Iím worried though that because of my weight, also I play rugby so Iíve got TONS of lower body strength, I may put too much torque onto the bike and wreck the shiny new toy. Some of the older posts Iíve read make me think Iíll be fine, but I should try to swap out the rims for something a bit beefier. Or am I not even looking at the right types of bike?
Roubaix - http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...7_20000_400306
R-670 - http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...0_20000_400306
Let me know what you guys think!