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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 09-14-13, 07:42 PM   #1
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A true newbie/clysdale

All right y'all I recently got a 2010 trek 7000 hybrid not really knowing anything other than hybrids are supposed to be better for bigger folks. I am assuming that everything is stock. So what should I be thinking of so far as upgrades or whatever.
Ok specs I am 40 6'1" 285. I have a helmet an air pump and a lock. That's about it. All right have at, and thanks ahead of time for the help.
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Old 09-14-13, 07:51 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard!
Get a flat repair kit and a small
pump to take along on rides. If
you plan on riding at night, get
lights. Riding in rain? Fenders.
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Old 09-14-13, 07:55 PM   #3
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If it has a suspension fork, that'd be the first thing I'd replace. Get a suspension corrected rigid fork. Aside from that, maybe wheels if you start breaking spokes. What size is the bike? At your size, you should be on a 56, maybe 58 or L if they sized those that way.
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First off, Welcome aboard!! Trek makes a good bike, you may want to run it by the local bike shop and have them do a tune up just to be sure it's properly adjusted. Aside from that, jump on and ride, start out with a few miles and increase as you feel stronger. Your butt needs to toughen up some, so give it some time. Enjoy the ride, the more fun you have the more you'll exercise.
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Old 09-14-13, 09:49 PM   #5
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The bike has a rigid front end with 700cx35 tires and is a 20" frame I believe. Good stuff so far. About the only thing I lack so far is a flat repair kit.
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