(Newb) Max. Weight for entry level carbon bike??
Newb here... Need some input please..
I'm 6'-4" and 290#... I've lost nearly 70 pounds through a sensible diet and riding... I'm absolutely hooked on cycling and currently ride a 61cm Orbea Carpe.. It's a 9 speed city or steet bike as they call it.... Anyway, I'm putting money back as we speak for an entry level carbon road bike when I reach a milestone weight of about 240-250... I ultimately want to get down to 225... The bikes I seemed to have narrowed down to are the Felt Z5 or the Orbea Avant or Orca... The Orbea number models escape me right now, but they are the entry levels in that brand too..
My LBS seems to think those carbon bikes will hold up well at my current weight! I'm using it as a reward for weight loss... I would like your more experience takes on weight limits (real world) and possible draw backs .....