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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 08-04-10, 09:53 AM   #1
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new bike advice for Overweight person

Hello everyone

I am currently in the process of loosing a massive amount of excess weight,
I would like to be able to start cycling as soon as possible to help in the weightloss
incease my fitness and the bike I get will be my only mode of transport so it needs to
meet certain criteria.

must be very strong well built with wider/stronger than average wheels
comfortable sit up position and not a$$ up head down as on most mtb's
a nice comfy wide saddle/arm chair, not the usual sport kind that will dissapear when i sit on it

I have been searching around the net and hardly any manufacturers list the max weight
rating and i cant find any advice elsewhere so i'm hopeing you guys can point me in the
right direction.


I guess i'm looking for a bike that will take as much weight as possible so i can start riding soon, but i know i'm going to have to loose some more but the sooner I can get riding the better.


thanks very much for any advice you can give


(ohh i'm 6ft and budget i guess is around 500 pound's )
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Old 08-04-10, 09:55 AM   #2
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Check out the Clydesdale forum. It's for larger riders, and there is a ton of both helpful people and great info there.

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...00-lb-91-kg%29
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thanks very much Ziemas


could a mod please move this topic to the Clydesdale section ?
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The Trek 820 is rated for riders up to 130kg, and it's a relaxed-geometry bike (upright seating). And it's cheap too.

It's a cro-moly steel-framed bike built for strength, so it's heavy. That's the only drawback.

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...dtail/820/820/
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Hello everyone

I am currently in the process of loosing a massive amount of excess weight,
I would like to be able to start cycling as soon as possible to help in the weightloss
incease my fitness and the bike I get will be my only mode of transport so it needs to
meet certain criteria.

must be very strong well built with wider/stronger than average wheels
comfortable sit up position and not a$$ up head down as on most mtb's
a nice comfy wide saddle/arm chair, not the usual sport kind that will dissapear when i sit on it

I have been searching around the net and hardly any manufacturers list the max weight
rating and i cant find any advice elsewhere so i'm hopeing you guys can point me in the
right direction.


I guess i'm looking for a bike that will take as much weight as possible so i can start riding soon, but i know i'm going to have to loose some more but the sooner I can get riding the better.


thanks very much for any advice you can give

(ohh i'm 6ft and budget i guess is around 500 pound's )
There is but one safe choice for you.......Worksman cycles. They will be glad to build you a bike or trike that will carry you weight with ease.

http://worksmancycles.com/shopsite_s.../cruisers.html

http://worksmancycles.com/shopsite_s...html/pav3.html
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thanks for all th ehelp
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I'd pay special attention to the spoke count on the wheelset. I think that is going to be your issue.
Any good bike shop could help you with a higher spoke count wheel that could accomodate you.
As far as the frame, you can get a riser stem and adjust most bikes to fit you.

Great luck to you and keep at it. This could change your life.
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i have a cannondale f400 with a headshok... i changed the rims to 36 spoke rino lights and went with street style tire...it has held up to me at 415 and took me down to 340...now back to 375 i am getting it back out
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