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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by flump View Post
    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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