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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 09-05-13, 08:30 AM   #1
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The new Giant Revolt - cross/gravel grinder bike

More of a gravel grinder I suppose, but pretty nice looking bike and the Giant "dirt drop" is actually a pretty nice bar they have on it too.

Cool to see more of these bikes showing up.

I posted this in here because I like bikes that take fatter tires and my Ogre is similar to one of these in some ways. I find them to be versatile bikes for general fun riding over varied terrain from pavement to dirt/hardpack trails.

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/showcase/revolt/#overview

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Old 09-05-13, 12:24 PM   #2
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That is a great looking bike, disc brakes and all! I know that compact frames are not cool at the moment, but I really like the clearance they provide--and you're right about the bars. At the suggestion of Jsigone on here I'm looking to score a set of 3T ergosum bars, and these look to have a very similar compact bend... Nice!
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Old 09-05-13, 01:06 PM   #3
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If you are looking at compact/shallow drop bars, the Dimension flat-top, shallow drop bars are pretty nice too. They aren't weight weenie material, but they are inexpensive.

These bars

http://www.jensonusa.com/Dimension-F...Reach-Road-Bar

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Old 09-05-13, 01:23 PM   #4
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If you wanted one general use bike to use on-road, off-road and for cross runs, this might be a good nominee. Owing to my size/weight, I like the fat tire capability and the price tags on 2 of the 3 models aren't really bad, either.
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zipp seems to have changed their naming convention but they also make flat-topped, short reach & drop bars. I have a set and they're pretty nice.

They're cheaper now too!

http://www.zipp.com/bars/service-course-80/#
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More of a gravel grinder I suppose, but pretty nice looking bike and the Giant "dirt drop" is actually a pretty nice bar they have on it too.

Cool to see more of these bikes showing up.

I posted this in here because I like bikes that take fatter tires and my Ogre is similar to one of these in some ways. I find them to be versatile bikes for general fun riding over varied terrain from pavement to dirt/hardpack trails.

http://www.giant-bicycles.com/showcase/revolt/#overview

Nice to see new options out there of on-off road. Wonder if it has any where to put a rack, fenders. Probably not, but that geometry looks right up my alley, or inseam, rather.
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