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    Wanted to buy a road bike .

    I wanted to buy a road bike , but I'm scared that if I would to ride on it , the road bike cannot handle my weight ?

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    I have no problem at 270 with my road bikes...... '89 Miyata 1400 '84 torpado '82 nishiki
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    Would probably help to know just how much you weigh. There's a good number of heavy folks (myself included) on here that ride road bikes just fine. Expect to have to buy some beefier wheels, though. I like my Vuelta Corsa HD set.

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    I'm 90+ kg . And I'm wondering if Polygon Helios 400 can handle my weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterLeex3 View Post
    I'm 90+ kg . And I'm wondering if Polygon Helios 400 can handle my weight
    That's nothing!...Get whatever you want!

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    anything over a 13lb road bike would work for you

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    I was worried about the same thing. I was 255 when I got my road bike (Felt Z5), down to 245. No issues.

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    You are good to go with just about anything out there. I bought my carbon Roubaix when I hit 225 lbs. I have over 3,000 miles on it now without a single issue. All I have done is replace a worn out rear tire. The stock wheels that I thought would not last have not even needed to be trued.

    Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterLeex3 View Post
    I'm 90+ kg . And I'm wondering if Polygon Helios 400 can handle my weight
    As the others have said, a little thing like you shouldn't have any trouble.

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    At only 90Kg how did you even get in the door? This is for Clyde's not lightweights like yourself.

    Seriously, welcome and you should have no problem on any road bike you get on. I was 104kg when I purchased my Giant TCR (all carbon). Miss that bike but now that I have one that's like jsigone's I'm happy happy happy.

    When shopping ride as many different ones as you can for as long as you can. Go back and ride them a 2nd and 3rd time.

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    I'm about 110kg's and ride a full-carbon road bike (with low-spoke count wheels). Recently, out of some minor paranoia, I got a set of 32-spoke wheels--but frankly, I never had an issue commuting with the 20/front, 24/rear (spoke count) wheels; and most of the miles on the bike are commuting miles (rough pavement, RR tracks, etc.). Buy the bike and ride the heck out of it!
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    This thread hardly needs another like me to comment. But, yeh, 90kg won't pose an issue for all but the lightest of bikes.

    I'm unfamilliar with the Polygon Helios 400. But, I bothered to do a google search for it. Looks like a pretty normal alloy frame with Tiagra and 105 components. Should be fine.
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    Thanks Guys !

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterLeex3 View Post
    I'm 90+ kg . And I'm wondering if Polygon Helios 400 can handle my weight
    At 190 lbs or so, you can ride anything you want. You aren't much heavier than Indurain was in his TdF reign.

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    Don't sweat it. I rode a full carbon roadie with 16 spoke front and rear wheels. No problems. Get the bike and ride on brotha ride on.

    Mark Shuman

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    Sub 200 lb, you can ride pretty much anything you want.
    Lead, follow or get out of the way

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    Just in case there are any other heavyweights out there. In the owners manual for my CAAD 10 the limit is 275 and I am just about there. Hasn't been a problem

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    I rode my CAAD9 for 5 yrs 300+ and never had an issue. It's all about the wheels at that size.
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    Heh. I'm 350+ and ride mainly alloy/carbon road or cross bikes. I also have a very lightweight steel road bike. All my wheels have at least 28 spoke, most are 32 or 36 spoke. I don't worry in the least.
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