I recently purchased a Schwinn OR-2 from target.
I weigh 330lbs and so I was looking for a bike that fast, light, and would support me. My wife gave me a $250-300 limit for a new hybrid so my options were a little limited. I choose the OR-2 because it has a weight limit of 300lbs, felt good for my 6 foot frame, had the double wall rims, and seemed like a good deal. I've been riding it for about two weeks now and really enjoy the bike but i'm a little worried that at 330lbs and a weight limit of 300lbs on the bike that I might not have made a good decision. I'm concerned that I might break the bike with my weight even though I'm only 30lbs over the weight limit. I know these big box store bikes aren't always built to last and honestly I don't expect it to last me more than a year; after that time I should be down to 275-250 and can get a decent bike.
I guess I'm concerned that my weight might cause the frame or rims to fail and might cause a me to crash. I was wondering if any of you have an opinion on this bike at my weight or maybe you can tell me I'm crazy for worrying.
Btw I don't ride off road, streets only so it's not like I'm riding this over rough terrain.