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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 03-23-14, 08:33 AM   #1
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hey guys i have a question about a friend (athena)

my friend has been inspired by me getting back into the saddle and has really been looikng into bikes. i'm thinking she would be best off on a hybrid and our LBS is a specialized, felt, and cannondale dealer. so thats the brands we are looking at. what do you think of the Felt Verza path 2 vs the specialized expedition sport. She is 5'11 bout 370lbs. im thinking the 29er option would be more fun and better for long rides. she wants a 90% road and a bit of light trail usage
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Old 03-23-14, 08:40 AM   #2
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She would be better served without suspension, and with the 29er option for capacity. MHO
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so yes to 29, no to suspension?
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Old 03-23-14, 08:46 AM   #4
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Maybe along the Café 24 line/type. Comes with 38s, addn't know if there is room for larger. Already has rack and fenders, so much cleaner.

Or, the Vita line at Speciaized, although I'd like to see a 36 spoke rear at least.

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