First the good, made my second ride on my new Sirrus, 4 miles averaged a little over 9 mph, but there where a couple of long but not very steep hills had to work hard to get up em though. My butt was sore but it wasn't as painful as I was imagining, before I went to bed last night. Tried to ease my hand pressure on the handle bars and my arms and shoulders made it a lot better on this ride.
Now the bad, my oldest son has really taken an interest in riding my new bike he is 18 years old and he is also a clyde, 6' 3'' 235lbs, he will be beginning his 1st year in college at NSU, and playing baseball for them. He is big but very fit.
Now the ugly, while he had the bike out for a ride coming down a hill at 25mph and he said he felt like the rear end of the bike was coming out from underneath him somehow he managed to get it stopped without wrecking, but the rear tire was warped pretty bad.After reading posts from this forum before I picked the bike up at my LBS I stressed to them on more than one occasion that I was concerned that with my weight would there be a problem with my choice of the sirrus, they said that there was no weight limit on there frames and that I would be safe to ride it. I asked about spoke tension on the tires they said to bring it back in 4 weeks for a tune up and enjoy riding my new bike. When I was reading the owners manual it clearly said, there adult bikes where rated for 100kg, 220 lbs thats bike, rider, and cargo combined. If I was coming down that hill I would have surely wrecked in the middle of the road with a 45mph speed limit, I would like to know if this is an inherit risk of cycling, or do I ask for a mountain bike instead, I know they can fix the tire but I'm not sure if I can trust these guys at the shop, who told me not to worry about my weight on this bike. Any ideas?