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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 07-07-12, 04:39 PM   #1
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My mother is looking into getting a bike and I was looking for some advice on what she should be looking at. She is around 5'2". I was thinking a hybrid would be good as she will stay to roads and paved trails. She doesn't want to spend to much I think around 300 to 500 would be here limit. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 07-07-12, 04:52 PM   #2
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Look at the recumbents as well. A friend of mine has one and she loves it. Very comfy and she goes up to 60 miles on it.
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Old 07-07-12, 07:35 PM   #3
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why wife is 5'2" also. We got her a trek women's configuration. think looks like a toy compared to my full size bike- but she kicks my butt on that "toy".

consider going to a bike store that handles used bikes. definetly would go a hybrid or cruiser for a first bike.
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Old 07-07-12, 11:34 PM   #4
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I think a flat bar road bike or a fitness bike would be best personally. Key thing is to have her test ride a few different types of bikes at a store and figure out for herself what style she likes best, then focus on finding the style of bike that fits the budget.
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Old 07-08-12, 10:28 PM   #5
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Thanks for the advice. We are going to go look at a bike shop in the next few days.
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