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    For those over 300 Lbs

    Would you please post what bike you ride and how it does for you.

    I have a Trek 8000 MTB but sometime this year want to get a road bike if i can find one that will handle my weight.

    Unfortunately I will be in this category for a lot of the year since I started the year at 411 lbs.

    So if you would post your bike, and maybe even how much you weighed when you started riding it, would really be helpful so I can plan for a road bike.
    2013 Trek Ion CX Pro & 2013 Specialized Carve Comp
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    I ride a 70's Ross Gran Tour now. And a late 80's Rock Hopper.

    In the 90's when I was racing I rode a Specialized Allez Pro' before that a Trek steel frame.

    I'm 325 now and when I was racing I weighed 240. I'm hoping to get to about 260 now.

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    Specialized Roubaix Comp (2010) - All carbon. 316lbs when I bought it. Great bike - zero issues over many, many miles

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    Friend of our years ago at 325+ lbs rode a 21 lbs Peugeot PX10.

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    Started at 315 with a CAAD8
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    hello im at about 420 and i just got a sun ez-3 usx hd.....only got to ride it a few time so far tho. been a ton of fun tho

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    Thanks guys I just did some searching and found a Specialized dealer not too far from me. I want to get down under 350 lbs before I try one, have a fear of hitting a hole and that front wheel collapsing sending me on my face.

    If anyone has a chance would love to see some pics.
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    I'm 315 and I ride a Centurion La Mans. The orginal wheels went out so I bought some new ones off Rocky Mountian Cyclery on Ebay and they have worked fine. I love the downtube shifters that I've converted to friction-I rarely have issues shifting.

    I think most older bikes are a great place for us clydes to start on.

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    Don't worry about the wheel collapsing, look for a road bike with 36 spokes as opposed to 32, unless it's one of those fancy deep rims, then 32 should be ok, but stay away from fancy CF aero rims.

    You aren't going to blow up the bike by riding it! and even if you do then it just means you are ready for an upgrade!

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    the trike i bought is rated for 400 pounds its a bast to ride not really fast but a great cruising bike
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    302. Ride a Spec Hardrock.

    About to purchase a 2011 Roubaix.

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    358. Giant Sedona DX 2003 or 04 if forgot which

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    400 and change. Trek Navigator 2.0 bone stock (not a road bike I realize)
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    Most brand name bikes says in manual that it can carry up to 350 lbs. As far as I know it's a safe limit, and it should be fine with quite a few lbs over that. You can buy good mtb and install road tires on it. The only issue may be wheels/rims itself. There is another posting just about this issue. You can call manufacturer directly and ask for weight limit on a bike you like. Have fun riding your bike and loosing weight. Good luck!
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    my brother is over 300 and has been on a trek 1.5 for about a year. his only issue was with the rear wheel. the lbs insisted that the wheel would hold up. after taking it back 4 times for spoke replacement they finally agreed to build him a wheel. he's had no problems since.

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    310 now riding an Orbea Onix. I started riding that bike at about 340 lbs. after starting at 375 on a Trek 7.2 FX. I did upgrade the wheels just this past December, but not because I was having any trouble. As I became a better climber, I also became a better descender (?), and I began to worry about the integrity of my stock road wheels (Mavic Aksium), so I upgraded to some 32h Mavic Open Pro wheels. I had no trouble with the Aksium wheels, I was just concerned about a downhill collapse at 30+ mph.

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    The bike won't be a problem, but the stock wheels probably will. I'll recommend what was recommended to me for wheels, which is a Velocity Dyad (or Deep V, or Chukker), 36 spokes, with a high flange hub. Contact Psimet wheels - he posts frequently in the Roadies forum - and tell him what bike you're thinking about getting and ask him for his recommendations. If your LBS doesn't have a good wheelbuilder, have him build the wheels for you too.

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