Been riding a Specialized Expedition for a few years (fitness and commuting). I want to upgrade to a more road oriented fitness bike. I started at nearly 400 lbs and now down to 320ish.
I had been looking at the:
2011 Giant Rapid 3
Trek FX 7.3 (link provided in case you live under a rock )
Giant LBS guy says (in a nice way) I have no business on the Giant. it is made for 250 lbs or less. Recommended I go with the Giant Escape instead. Says it is sturdier and 700x32 are gonna handle weight better than 700x28 of Rapid.
TREK LBS guy looks real nervous when I tell him might weight, but says it probably would be ok.
My current bike feels strong enough but I am breaking a lot of rear spokes lately at 320 (but none for 2 years at 400 and lower weight) and I want to move to skinnier tires and faster speeds.
What do you guys think? Is LBS guy 1 being to cautious or is LBS guy 2 wanting to make the sale?