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Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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I'm pretty big too, at least I was until I started cycling seriously again. I was up to 260 lbs, now I'm down to 218 as of this morning! The bike you've mentioned should have no problems with your weight, but you will wear out parts sooner than lets say a 170 lb rider. Especially the wheels. I trashed my stock wheels pretty soon after I bought my bike. It was really my fault, I tried doing something I used to do all the time when I was 190 lb kid. I ended up replacing the stock XC rims with a heavier duty Downhill type rim.
You should be fine with everything else. If you're just starting out, you will crash. That's part of the whole enchilatta (sp?). You'll also do stupid things that you hope no one sees. You will also end up breaking some things on your bike. That happens. When you break a component, then upgrade!
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
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