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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 12-21-12, 09:45 PM   #1
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I'm a relative newbie to the world of biking but I have really enjoyed getting off the recliner and onto the bike. The Trek Navigator 3.0 did the trick to get me started. As I plan for 2013, I'm hoping to participate in some organized events ranging from 30 miles to perhaps a Century in the fall. I'm thinking I would benefit from having a bike that is oriented to longer distances than the one I have. I'm looking for some recommendations from those of you with more experience than I have. My LBS is mostly a Trek shop and they have been very good to me so that is my first brand of interest. My preliminary thoughts are leaning towards either an FX or a Domane 2.0. Any suggestions?
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If you plan on a century eventually, I would say the Domane would be the better option but te FX is capable of that distance just not what it is suited best for.
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I would look for a bike that is designed for 520, cross rip or a 1 series. I would look for a bike that is designed to be comfortable for the long ride, that is why I would suggest the 520. I like drop bars for a long ride, the many hand positions helps with hand and arm fatigue.
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Go with the domane, or even a 3 series Madone. The Madone is a very forgiving race style bike, I've had a 5 series since 2009 and have no comfort issues.
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Domaine without any doubts. It's the way to go.

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Thanks for the input. I'm definitely leaning towards the Domane at this point. If I am weighing 300 pounds at the time I launch this new bike, would that be a problem?
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That should not be a problem, Just make sure the shop checks and evenly tensions the wheels before delivery.
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Thanks for the input. I'm definitely leaning towards the Domane at this point. If I am weighing 300 pounds at the time I launch this new bike, would that be a problem?
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That should not be a problem, Just make sure the shop checks and evenly tensions the wheels before delivery.
Thanks Aaron--are you using the Roubaix as your road bike?
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