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    New rider saying Hello!!

    Greetings! I've recently picked up cycling to drop a little (lot) of unwanted weight. I stumbled across this site and quickly became addicted, spending hours reading old forums. Thought I'd join and get my foot in the door. I am currently riding an old 29er mountain bike, and logging around 50-60 miles a week. While this bike gets the job done, the large low pressure tires seem to add a lot of unnecessary effort. I am in the market for a nice hybrid or possibly a beefy road bike. Being 6'4" and a little over 300 lbs has always made me skeptical of those skinny road tires. Anyway, any tips or suggestions on how to become a more serious cyclists are greatly appreciated.

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    Senior Member Street Pedaler's Avatar
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    Hi and welcome. I started on a hybrid (Trek 7300) and switched to a roadie about two years ago. Don;t be too scared of the skinny tires. If you have the right rear wheel, the tires a usually OK.

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    Senior Member SammyJ's Avatar
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    Welcome! There are a great group of people here! Always willing to help. Check out the 50+ group also, just don't expect them to be slow!

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    Senior Member bbeck's Avatar
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    Welcome!
    Brandon Gallatin, Tn.
    http://www.strava.com/athletes/bwbeck

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