Triathlon in my future???
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Southwest Iowa
Bikes: Junk, that is why I am here. :-)
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I am on a Jamis Ventura Comp and was over 250 when I started. I have 28 spoke rims that work just fine and my frame is aluminum. It is not a "tri" bike, just a standard road bike, as that is what I wanted for my everyday work outs. I would say find the LBS that treats you right and use the brand that they carry. Learn to get your cadence up to around 85 - 95 on average and you will be fine.
Unless you want to do the wheel truing yourself, 10 Wheels is probably leadin you in the proper direction with more spokes because of your weight and mashing isn't going to help either.
Good luck and have fun!!!
2007 Jamis Ventura Comp
2006 Jamis Explorer 2.0
2000 Specialized Hardrock (bought used)
Swim, Bike, Run and sounds like fun