how to tell the strength of a bike?
hi! i'm new and i'm big. 6'5" and 280 ish lbs.b (ok you guess it right, i'm old and big :rolleyes: )
the kid rides all over the place and i want to be able to take him further afield so i'm going to need a new bike. but i can't find any information on what bikes can handle the stress.
even when i was young and slim i had problems with rims warping. are the problems still prevelant?
the bike shop guy showed me the M600 from releigh today, not bad and it seems to fit the bill. but i'm still concerned over it's ability to not fall apart and i'm pretty sure that sadle is going to hurt after a while.
are there rims made EXTRA tough and are there sadles for guys with massive bums? (some concern for the jewels, they need to stay unbriused.)
thanks for the reading!