I can't ride my classic road bike anymore I'm 330# and in my 50's.
I saw the fat bikes and I am thinking about a build as I don't like whats available for my weight.I had a Workman and the frame was all wrong plus it weighed 50+lbs
Most of the time I will be on paved roads or trails but I need a little suspension for pot holes and maybe some lite off road.
My plan is to buy a frame and fit it with non offset 29" wheels and a shock seat post and bar stem.My question is about the frame.I'm sure that chrome Molly would be fine and titanium would be great but what about aluminum I may never push the limits of the frame but my weight will stress it just the same, are they a consumable item or will it last with my riding needs.
My other question is about frame size. I have short legs and a long body.I had to go with a very large frame to get the top tube length I needed with the penalty of not being able to put both feet on the ground(road bike). I know off road bikes are differently built but I'm concerned about a long seat stem being a weak link should I go with a XL frame to keep the post length down and my confidence high.TNX