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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 09-08-13, 03:00 PM   #1
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Starting my shopping for tax return time

I am looking for bike recommendations for me as a big man that will continue to be good through weight loss. I am a fan of Trek, my current trek has never failed me. I understand that wheels are the weak point and getting custom ones is probably needed. From the reading I have done I have ascertained that pretty much any bike frame is ok in aluminum or steel, should just steer clear of carbon fiber. I want disc brakes on my new one.

Someone posted a picture of a clyde worthy looking Trek when I first joined but can't seem to find it anymore. Any ideas?
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Looking at this one: http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ossrip_elite/#
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That looks like a good candidate; strong wheels, wide tires.

Trek makes good bikes, but so do Specialized, Cannondale, Giant, Felt, Scott and some others.
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Do you think that those carbon fiber forks will be an issue?
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http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bik...oss-sport-disc another to look at I didn't see anything on the canondale website that fit what I was looking for.
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http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...18/66245/#news
another to look at I didn't see anything on the canondale website that fit what I was looking for.
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