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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 03-15-11, 03:13 PM   #1
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New Clyde Ride

Well I was not ready for the Trek MTB, was killing me to ride very far I am just too out of shape. I went to the LBS and the owner was there, I talked to him a while and he suggested the Navigator 3.0 until I get into better shape, then mix in the Trek 8000 and put some miles on.

I took her for a ride tonight and put a couple miles on, I that it was all going to be flat but its amazing how its NOT. I am still out of breath but have ridden more tonight than I have in 4 years.

Looking forward to tomorrow.
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Old 03-15-11, 03:18 PM   #2
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N+1 strikes again
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Old 03-15-11, 03:20 PM   #3
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Congrats! I got my first bike today, a Trek 7100. The navigator was the same price, but went with the 7100. I went 7 miles my first time out, and feeling it! Good Luck.
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Old 03-15-11, 03:24 PM   #4
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Congrats! I got my first bike today, a Trek 7100. The navigator was the same price, but went with the 7100. I went 7 miles my first time out, and feeling it! Good Luck.
I was sure looking at the fx 7.3 and 7100. My problem was with my weight I was nervous and the Owner knew it, he suggested I go with something extremely rugged and that neither of us would worry about. He says he will see me this fall when I order my Madone

He believes this bike with 26" double wall 32 spoke wheels is as rugged as it comes and I should be fine with it. I have to say I felt really good on it, probably as much between the ears as anything but I did ride and have fun so its working.
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Old 03-15-11, 03:49 PM   #5
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He says he will see me this fall when I order my Madone
Sweet
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Old 03-15-11, 04:02 PM   #6
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Congrats! I think you will get good use out of both bikes.

Driving around in our cars, we have no idea of how "non-flat" most roads really are. And what the wind is doing.
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Sweet - nice new ride!!
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First suggestion on the Navigator is to dump the suspension seatpost. It's gonna eat up your pedal stroke. Get an ordinary one like I did:

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First suggestion on the Navigator is to dump the suspension seatpost. It's gonna eat up your pedal stroke. Get an ordinary one like I did:

I thought the same thing although I think I bottom it out. LOL will the post from my 8000 work for now, or where should I order a seatpost?
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... I did ride and have fun so its working.
Enjoy your new bike! Now ride until you wear the back tire down to the threads.
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I thought the same thing although I think I bottom it out. LOL will the post from my 8000 work for now, or where should I order a seatpost?
I don't know. My shop swapped mine for me for free.

BTW, when you and your bike come to Philadelphia we'll ride to these steps and run up them like Rocky did!
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I don't know. My shop swapped mine for me for free.

BTW, when you and your bike come to Philadelphia we'll ride to these steps and run up them like Rocky did!
Man, I love those movies. I don't think I am ready to run up them yet, give me a few months.
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Man, I love those movies. I don't think I am ready to run up them yet, give me a few months.
You too can be in these photos:



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dkyser - did your LBS suggest those saddle heights? I don't know how tall you are, but they look low, given the size of the bikes.
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