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    Mountain Bike or Road Bike?

    Well I am down 25 lbs so far this year and plan on doing some bike riding this spring to change up my cardio work outs.
    I am now 385, but should be down to 375 by the time the snow melts.

    I have the Trek 8000 MTB now, and although its a great bike, I do almost all my riding on the paved road, no good trails with in riding distance from the house.

    I was going to trade for a road bike, but the shop owner suggested I stick to the mountain bike due to my size, he may be right but wanted to get some opinions here too. I do feel he knows what he is talking about, but also know many on here get wheels that are much better than what comes on bikes.

    I do not want to have a horrible incident on a bike, but if they make a road bike HD enough for me, feel I would get more miles that way.

    If the Trek is the safest choice right now, not the end of the world, can ride that till I get to a safer weight for a road bike.

    Any suggestions?
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    Allez means go. bengreen79's Avatar
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    You'd probably be ok as long as you had strong enough wheels though you may just want to pick up a set of slick tires for your MTB for now.

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    ^+1 to just getting a set of slicks for the mtb. That has worked for me and with a quick tire swap, I can go off road if the opportunity presents itself.
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    I did something in between - I got a second set of wheels for the Fisher, with slightly narrower rims, running narrower and slightly higher pressure tires. I could afford it at the time, and figured it was easier (and cleaner) to swap wheels than change tires.
    Craig in Indy

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    Thanks guys, any suggestions on Tires and Wheels that would be good for my weight.
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