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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, 07:38 PM   #1
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New Ride is it decent??

I just bought a gary fisher genesis 2.0 and was curious with my weight if this is a decent bike my current weight is 360, and also I dont trail ride or anything just pure road new to this biking thing so any advice or tips would be appreciated thank you...

rode 6 miles on it tonight so far so good...."fingers crossed"lol

quick update like I said I am new so here is the model its a gary fisher advance disc..and a link to the identical bike http://****************/mountain-bike...mountain-bike/ thank you all for the advice and yes I am a little sore but getting ready to head out in the next hour to do it again.

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Old 03-16-11, 06:32 AM   #2
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looks like a Clyde Ride to me. I have never rode a Gary Fisher which G2 model is it?
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Old 03-16-11, 06:54 AM   #3
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I thought Packer Fans were not allowed to post on Bike Forums??

Just kidding, congratulations on your teams Superbowl win this year.

If you weigh 360 and did 6 miles on your first ride I say you did ok. My first ride was less than a mile and I weighed just over 300. Of course I had some pretty big hills to defeat but none the less you went a good distance. By the end of today or tomorrow you will be hurting some but just keep at it.

Don't know much about your bike but I looked at the Genesis and not knowing the model you have so can't say much. I am sure the dealer would not have sold it to you if not.
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Old 03-16-11, 05:49 PM   #4
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sweet ride, keep pedaling
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Old 03-17-11, 08:47 AM   #5
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Nice bike! Congrats and happy riding.
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Old 03-17-11, 09:14 AM   #6
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Welcome to the biking world. As long as you get around on it, work up a sweat and smile now and then, you and the bike are perfect for each other.
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Old 03-17-11, 09:15 AM   #7
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Is it decent? Sure is Enjoy your new ride!
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