Looking to get back into biking. I am 6'6" and an athletic 250lbs (32 yrs old). I will be doing a sprint triathlon in the summer - but the bike will be mainly for fitness - ridden on roads and bike paths. The most I would do is one triathlon a year so I do not want to plan a bike purchase around it. I am not a serious triathlete.
I have narrowed it down to the trek fx 7.2 or a specialized sirrus sport. I test rode the sirrus and liked it a lot. The shop did not have a trek 7.2 for my size. My main concern is whether the sirrus wheels are too thin for my weight. I may trim down to 230 but I hover in the 230-250 range.
Will the sirrus 28mm wheels hold up for a guy my size? or are the wider trek wheels better off for me? DO the rims or spokes in these bikes differ greatly. Is one bike known to have more durability for a larger guy.
I feel like the sirrus bike may be set up to be faster which I like. I would love to hear from some sirrus owners in my size range.
Any insight or advice would be appreciated. Thanks