Originally Posted by agurkas
I have seen that one. I was told I would murder Sora groupo in no time with my weight (240lb). I use biking for cutting after my bulking cycles, so I am not getting much lighter.
Ignore the people who told you that. Cheap Shimano groups are very tough. In some ways they're tougher than high end stuff - its the old AKA47 vs M16 engineering principle.
Also: why should WEIGHT be a problem for any part of the groupo??? It's the business of the frame and tyres. The enemy of the power train is dirt, not weight. And brakes, well, cheap cantilever brakes can last longer than nuclear waste - you can still find old pre v-brake MTBs covered in mud and dents using their original brakes.
A lot of cyclists have to a certain level of equipment for prestige reasons. If people get away with spending less, then they feel bad. The main "problem" you'll have with Sora is less responsive gear changing and a little more weight. Unless you're racing these aren't really problems.
Really - I'm 5'10 and a 230lb mesomorph: my current bike uses Campag, but I've NEVER had a problem to do with my weight and "cheap" groups. Ignore these people!
Last edited by meanwhile; 04-03-11 at 12:49 PM.