I'm a wide framed 1.90m (6'3'') 108kg (238lb) mexican with an undying love of all things bicycle. I already own a loaded touring rig/urban commuter and a retrogrouch Path Racer I made from an old hercules frame, but I feel i'm still incomplete without a folder to take with me whenever i need to hop on a plane or ride the subway with friends; luckily enough, my city's bike community is growing rapidly and there is a wide offer of Tern, Dahon and Brompton.
I know i'm really on the verge of maximum weight (Tern link D8 is 110kg, so is Brompton), and my question is; is it really OK to ride this bikes being so close to maximum weight? Which bike would be more resilient and durable, Brompton or Tern Link? I've ridden both and the brompton felt a little more slinky, but that might be a good thing, right? wrong? Is the "steel bends, aluminum snaps" proverb true for folders too? I've read somewhere that bromptons, however slower, are designed to be 3x or 4x as durable as terns or dahons, is this true?
Any other mastodon-size rider out there care to share their experience?