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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 06-11-10, 09:51 PM   #1
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What a Difference

Took the new bike out day (Giant Seek 1). Been out a few times on it now but today i go a new seat so i could go further without as much pain.

Found out i aint strong enuff YET to pull top speed in top gear on my new bike (on my mountain bike 42km/hr was tops in top gear at decent pedal speed) ON the new bike with a slight downhill i was able to hit 45km/hr BUT shifting to top gear actually slowed me a bit as i just did not have the muscle in me to spin it any faster.

BUT although top speed Aint much difference my average speed has risen by 9km/hr and climbing hills i aint droping as many gears. The bike is just SO much easier to get going down the road. BUT my god do ya take a beating on bumps compared to the mountain bike with its front suspension. Glad i have both now though.

Oh and hydrulic disk brakes are AWESOME. Lady did not see me and pulled out in front of me. I was easily able to stop in time (i am sure i could have done the same with my v-braked mountain bike but would have needed much more preasure on the grips).

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Old 06-14-10, 11:07 AM   #2
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Nice bike! What kind of wheels come on it?
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Old 06-14-10, 11:43 AM   #3
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Difference?... no how , no way man! I try to tell peeps that a bike like yours is a big difference from a cruiser type but I don't know squat I guess!

You're living proof!

Nice bike
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Old 06-14-10, 10:39 PM   #4
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Nice bike! What kind of wheels come on it?
Thanx the wheels are giants 32 hole alloy double wall what ever that means LOL. Guys at the shop are pretty good they helped me out with my other bike and those rims are holding up very well as they said they would. They assured me these will be just as good so time will tell.

Thanx beanz. I am happy on the bike and i actually enjoying pushing myself to do some hills now (more so for the long down hills runs after LOL speeds kinda fun) but even the climbs are fun now that feeling of looking back DOWN gives a nice sence of achivement. IT really is more of a difference than i expected though. I mean going from a wall mart bike to my lower end brand name Giant mountain bike was a huge difference and then the jump to this thing was almost as big a difference. ITs just a TON easier especially on hills.

BUT like i said even little bumps HURT (not so bad with the better seat and putting more weight on the pegs obviously). The mountain bike just kinda soaks everything up nicely this thing you gotta kinda soak everything up so its a bit of a adjustment but so far well worth it.
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Great Dude! Keep at them hills, I mean no need to go hogwild but every hill helps. Doing group and fun organized rides are so much more fun when you do well on them. AND every fun ride has it's hill or hills! No matter what the organizers claim!

Again, nice bike, I'm jealous!

BTW, have those rims (assuming new) retenisoned after 200 miles,nto much later. No matter what the shop dudes say, they need to be retensioned, NOT JUST TRUED if you expect them to last long. IF the shop guys say truing is enough, find another shop cause they don't know wheels or clydes!....serious as a heartattack!
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