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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 03-07-12, 02:33 PM   #1
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Thoughts on a 2011 Fuji Crosstown 3.0

I think I found my bike to get me back on 2 wheels. I'm 6 ft. 330 pounds.

I have found at a LBS a 2011 Fuji Crossroad 3.0 with Double Wall rims, 36H and Kevlar tires for $265.

With that wheel set and price range I'm about to pull the trigger, does anybody see an issue with this bike for a guy my size?
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Old 03-07-12, 04:08 PM   #2
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That is a great price. The reviews that I found were good. The wheelset question can be answered by someone smarter than I.

If the wheels are strong enough, I'd buy it.

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Old 03-07-12, 06:13 PM   #3
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Looks good for the price. It is heavy (not something you need to be concerned about at this point). I'd dump the suspension seat post (it won't really do anything for you) and get a better saddle (big, squishy saddles are not good once you spend much time there). Wheels should be OK but it would be a good idea to make sure they are properly tensioned and trued.
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Being newly back into the world of cycling.

Which type/name saddle would you recommend?
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Being newly back into the world of cycling.

Which type/name saddle would you recommend?
Everyone swears by brook's, but I have tried it and I don't like it. I bought a serfas cruiser
gel seat for $45 and it's amazing, even on long rides.
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Being newly back into the world of cycling.

Which type/name saddle would you recommend?
Just a suggestion.

I would first give the oem saddle some riding time to see if it works out for you or not. You are just getting back into cycling and it's going to take some time to get your butt accustomed to riding again, regardless of the saddle.
I think that model of fuji has a suspension seat post, if so, that might influence your seat choices as well?
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