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Old 05-13-12, 11:25 AM   #1
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Weight restrictions

Does anyone know if any of the bike manufacturers actually put weight restrictions on their frames, wheels, brakes and etc.
Something like "weight not to exceed xxx pounds" for safety reasons.
Just curious.
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Old 05-13-12, 11:51 AM   #2
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Does anyone know if any of the bike manufacturers actually put weight restrictions on their frames, wheels, brakes and etc.
Something like "weight not to exceed xxx pounds" for safety reasons.
Just curious.
I really doubt that bike manufactures lawyer will let the company state a specific limit for fear of a lawsuit if it ever breaks.

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Some manufacturers do specify weight limits. Seems more common with recumbents. http://bacchettabikes.com/bikes/top-touring/giro-20-att

One of my RANS bikes has a 325 pound weight limit sticker on the frame.
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If you go to page 33 of this manual there are weight and use guidelines. My Globe bike manual also had these guidelines in the manual. On both bikes there was a sticker on the seat tube indicating which group it was in.

http://www.raleighusa.com/wp-content...nual_lores.pdf
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Does anyone know if any of the bike manufacturers actually put weight restrictions on their frames, wheels, brakes and etc.
Something like "weight not to exceed xxx pounds" for safety reasons.
Just curious.
Do you mean a specified weight limit, or an actual sticker on the part?

I don't know about actual stickers but I suspect most bicycles have published weight limits. I know Treks is in the Owners Manual and also published on their Web site:

http://www.trekbikes.com/faq/questio...questionid=104


Is there a rider weight limit for Trek bikes?
Yes, we have the following weight limits on our bikes:
  • Max rider weight of 50lbs:
  • Trikester, in our Kids collection.
  • Max rider weight of 80lbs:
  • All other bikes in our Kids collection.
  • Max rider weight of 275lbs:
  • Road bikes, triathlon bikes, and cruisers.
  • Max rider weight of 300lbs:
  • All other bikes, including hybrids, urban, commuter, fitness, Ride+ electric assist, cyclocross, and all mountain bikes.
  • The Transport and Transport+ can also support an additional 220lbs of cargo, distributed as 20lbs on the front rack, 100lbs on the rear rack, and 50lbs on each side load rack.
  • Max combined rider weight of 550lbs:
  • Tandem bicycles

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At the bottom of this page, there are a bunch of weight limits for bikes made of Tange tubing:
http://sheldonbrown.com/centurion/index.html

My Ironman has a limit of 175 Lbs, seems kinda low.
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Seven cycles has various limits for various frames from 260 lbs. for the top of the line carbon to 200 lbs. for a Ti frame and different limits for different combos. the steel frame and a few Ti frames have no limits.
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Campy wheels: http://www.campagnolo.com/jsp/en/faq/faqcatid_8.jsp#40

2. What are the weight limits of the wheels? Where can I find the weight limits allowed by the wheels?
All Campagnolo wheels are constructed to meet the highest standards of resistance and durability.
If you weigh over 109 kg/240 lbs we advise you not to use this product. Non compliance with this warning can damage the product irreversibly.
If you weigh 82 kg/180 lbs or more, you must be especially vigilant and have your bicycle inspected more frequently (than someone weighing less than 82 kg/180 lbs).
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