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    Hello from San Francisco

    It's been many years since I rode a bike but I'm getting into it again and I'm going to begin training for the AIDS Lifecycle ride between San Francisco and Los Angeles that's happening in May, 2009.

    Several friends and bike pros recommend I buy an aluminum frame road bike, such as the Specialized Sequoia Elite, because they are designed for long distance riding. I've recently lost a lot of weight (over 100#) from weight loss surgery and working out and I'm currently 255#. Although I'll continue to lose weight (even faster when I start training) I'm concerned that where I am now that I exceed the weight limit for a lightweight aluminum frame. Should I be concerned?

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    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
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    In general, the frame isn't the problem. It's the wheels that you need to worry about. Also, this is old fashioned, but a good long distance riding bike is often made out of steel. Aluminium can be a bit of a harsh ride, steel is much better at absorbing road shock.

    Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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