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    Is This Bike Strong Enough For A 300lb Clyde?

    I'm looking at this bike:

    http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...2/14818/66245/

    I'm not concerned about the frame or wheels too much, it's the fork I'm wondering about. It is a composite carbon(?) fork with an alloy(aluminum?) steerer. I'm not rough on bikes at all, but carbon kind of concerns me being a heavy rider.
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    yes, it's fine

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    I would say that looks to be about the most clyde specific "road bike" i've ever seen... the 35c tires are a great size for around town and dirt paths... the shimano Claris is supposed to be pretty decent and the 8 speed is nice and strong... the gearing is nice and wide 11-32 out back and 50-34 crank... avid BB5s arent anything amazing but they are good entry lvl mechanicals, and the wheelset is a nice standard 32h...

    the only thing that I myself would question is the CF seatpost... I'm sure it's fine but with the compact geo I have A LOT of seat post sticking out... for peace of mind I'd splurge on a thomson (can get em for about 50 on ebay)... but in reality like I said it is prob just fine with the stock CF.

    the gravel grinder class is a pretty neat class of bike and I can see a lot of clyds going with them.
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    I've been wondering what heavy duty road bike to get when i make the switch from my hybrids.

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    That bike's got CLYDE written all over it! Since I rarely go to a bike shop, I didn't even know that bikes like that were available. Looks like a winner!

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    the only thing that I myself would question is the CF seatpost
    Well, one of the first things I told them at the LBS was that I would want the seatpost switched out if I decided to pick it up.
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    also says it'll fit up to 50c tire... aka a 1.9" 29er tire... good stuff
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    50cc tires? I run a narrower tire on my motorcycle. Other than that looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starkmojo View Post
    50cc tires? I run a narrower tire on my motorcycle. Other than that looks great.
    700x50... comes out to 1.97" wide so a narrow 29er tire... plenty for light trail use
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    I like the looks of that bike. Reminds me a lot of the Salsa Vaya 3 I almost pulled the trigger on last year, but in aluminum instead of steel. Had my Salsa dealer carried something like this (or even my local Giant dealer), who knows? I might be riding on of these. No matter. I am happy with my choice. I can't imagine you would have much problem with the CF fork.

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    That's a similar bike to what I created building from a Surly Ogre frame. I like the result. I'm running 40mm tires on mine and I like the ride. Nowhere near the concern for what I run over.

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    I am looking at new bikes as well. Did you happen to make the purchase on this one? Let us know how it is! I am a 400 pound clyde but my trek 830 from 1994 still holds me today quite well.

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