Hi Guys -
I can't say how much I appreciate this forum and this group especially. I've been reading everything I can for the past 3 weeks trying to figure out how to get into road biking and what I should start with.
I'm 6'2" and about 270lbs. My friends and I have signed up for the MS150 from Houston to Austin, TX in April. Before this, I had never really been interested in bicycles or knew what the difference between Ultegra and Tiagra were. Through this site I feel I've learned a lot, but still have a long way to go.
Since we are about 3 months away from this race, I know I need to get on to the training and need to purchase my bike.
As of now, I'm leaning towards a 2010 Fuji Roubaix ACR 2.0. I'm getting what I think is an ok deal of $999 from Performance Bike via a price match.
I test drove the bike for about an hour last week along with a few others. After sizing properly, I do feel comfortable on the bike and I don't really know how to explain it, but it just "felt good".
Due to my size, I am wary of buying a bike and making a bad choice. I just wanted to double check with the experts on this forum before I made the purchase later this week. Since I don't have any experience with a purchase like this, is there something I should be looking for specifically whether it be in sizing, feel or possibly a different brand/model of bike that might be more Clydesdale friendly?
If you guys have any suggestions/tips/advice for a first time Clydesdale before picking up my first bike - I am more than thankful in advance.
Again - thanks for the great advice, and I hope to be a long time learner/student on this forum.