Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sebring, Florida
Bikes: Trek Navigator, LeMond Buenos Aires, Madone 5.9, S-Works Roubaix
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Originally Posted by verynewbiker
Please Help !!!!! I am new to this world.... how do i find out what type of bike to purchase???
From the little I know- I have to stop riding a trek mountain bike through NYC- Don't need a Cervelo racing bike-
I think I need a hybred???
I am trying to loose weight 270 does this make a difference in what frame ??
Where do i buy riding gear ( where the sales staff won't laugh at me!!)
Find a local bike store that's convenient to you and that is helpful to big riders (The Bike Forums calls us Clydesdales). I walked in and found a guy (who turned out to be the owner of the shop) who was almost as big as I am and asked him what to buy to commute to work. (I was at 275) He had me try a Trek 7300 and a Navigator. I bought the Navigator because it was more comfortable. That was 6 weeks and 500 miles ago, I'm down 10 lbs, feel better than I have in years and am amazed at how much fun I'm having. I promised myself if I reach 225lbs I'm going to buy another bike that's faster. (In addition to, not instead of my Navigator) I want to take longer rides with the "Roadies", they're too fast for me now but I'm doing 20 miles off and on the trails on the weekends and I love it and I'm getting stronger and going further every week.
Red, like the color my hair used to be.
Lemond Buenos Aires(Broke) Madone 5.9 for sale,Navigator 2, S-Works Roubaix