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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 06-21-11, 07:02 PM   #1
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Just ordered new bike

I've had a couple years off since my twins were born and a lot of complications during and after the pregnancy, open heart surgery on one of them, etc......... Now everything is fine and i can finally feel good about getting out and riding so I ordered a new bike from a friend who owns a shop.

I got a Argon 18 Kyrpton, new with SRAM Force on it all around, I got some Easton heavy duty wheels(my main concern) and will pick it up thursday.

Obviously I can't wait to go out and ride, even though its the worst part of the year here in the Phoenix area, but it will be early morning rides and get this spare tire down.

Just wanted to say hi to everyone again after my hiatus and hope to meet some of you that are in the PHX(east side) area.
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Old 06-21-11, 07:47 PM   #2
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Glad everything's fine. Have fun on the new ride and make sure you get in shape for when you hook up a trailer to pull the kids around. Remember to post pics!
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Old 06-21-11, 08:59 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new ride! When you get it in, share a pic or two.
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Old 06-25-11, 03:54 PM   #4
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Heres my new Argon 18 Krypton:
SRAM Force groupo
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Nice looking bike! I never really used to like white bikes (till I bought my wife one) but that thing looks damn sharp. I got some EA90SLs last year for my bike as part of a build kit and despite a lower spoke count than I'd like, they've been nothing less than solid. Love 'em.
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So how are the twins supposed to keep up? Will they be each getting there own bike or will you be attaching a trailer ?
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Old 06-25-11, 05:08 PM   #7
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The trailer will be attached to the mountain bike, but probably not til it cools off here in AZ.
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Old 06-25-11, 05:09 PM   #8
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That's one sweet looking bicycle. Never heard of them before. Looks like they are Canadian. Enjoy ... and watch your heart, but you know that already.
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Old 06-26-11, 05:47 PM   #9
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Awesome looking ride. Congrats and enjoy!
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Old 06-27-11, 05:52 PM   #11
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i would like that bike can it hold a person 300lb?
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Old 06-27-11, 06:34 PM   #12
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Im 240 and seen lots of folks bigger than me in the clyde section riding nice bikes as well. So i would guess yes.
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Nice looking bike. Never heard of them before.
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Old 06-27-11, 06:59 PM   #14
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scott can you give me the exact info on it year etc?
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Old 06-27-11, 07:40 PM   #15
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its a 2011 ARgon 18 Krypton, I bought it from Steve over at Fetish Cycles(Airpark bicycles) in North Scottsdale, hes a good friend of mine. I had him put on all SRAM Force components and asked for a slightly stronger wheelset for my weight. He has some pretty nice stuff in his showroom and will build to your specifications and budget.
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Old 06-28-11, 02:18 PM   #16
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its a 2011 ARgon 18 Krypton, I bought it from Steve over at Fetish Cycles(Airpark bicycles) in North Scottsdale, hes a good friend of mine. I had him put on all SRAM Force components and asked for a slightly stronger wheelset for my weight. He has some pretty nice stuff in his showroom and will build to your specifications and budget.
couldnt reply to your pm dont have 50 counts yet. but iam in new jersey wonder how much it wil cost at other lbs . if not wonder if steve could ship it?
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Old 06-28-11, 06:06 PM   #17
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good luck to ya, google airpark and call them up, they're super nice guys. Keep us posted on what you get.
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Very nice
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Looks great!
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iam in new jersey
Euro Cycle Sports in Allenwood is listed as a dealer.
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I'm glad everything is good with your twins now
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Heres my new Argon 18 Krypton:
SRAM Force groupo
Easton EA50 aero wheels(for us big boys)


How are those Argon bikes durability wise? how do they stack up against say a CAAD or a Trek? Shame it's hard to find a CAAD 9 for the big folks now...this might be a great alternative...anyone have any opinions on these bikes?


Nice bike man
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DANG!! toooo sweet.
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scott brought the gray fisher dual sport utopia picking it up tomorrow only have this pic for now http://www.trekbikes.com/images/bike...whiteblack.jpg
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