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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 06-16-12, 05:42 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a bike

hey everyone,
great forum here!! i am newly registered but have been reading quite a bit and the support here is wonderful...anyways a few years ago i was biking a lot and had a specialized hardrock comp disc...im a big guy approx 350lbs and want to start biking again...i was down to 300lbs at the end of 2008 but my bike was stolen and i couldnt afford to replace it. anyways...im looking to buy a new bike and have been looking at a kona dew plus 2011 model, 36 spokes, rigid fork...this bike will be used for road/bike paths. does this seem like a decent bike? a bikeshop 45 minutes from me has it currently for $550 and i seems comparable to my hardrock i had other than the front suspension which i hated anyways.

thanks for any advice!
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Old 06-16-12, 06:15 PM   #2
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The kona's are pretty good value and would be ideal for your intended use.
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Old 06-17-12, 09:01 AM   #3
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thanks for the response!
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For the money, dang, that's hard to beat. I'd go for it, seems right up the alley for the riding you're doing.
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thanks...just really hoping its a well built bike...my hardrock was built like a tank and im hoping this is just as well built.
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Old 06-17-12, 09:39 PM   #6
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The bike sounds right but only a test ride will truely tell if it is the bike for you. Take a drive down to the store and give it a ride and then test ride another similar bike (regardless of price). Then ride the Kona again to see if your opinion of it has changed.
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