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Old 08-15-20, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by taylorgeo View Post
Thanks so much for this extremely important information. Learning so much from all of you. Being 350 lbs., do you think I should get thru-axles, or will the forward facing dropouts be sufficient? Will be riding mainly on paved streets, but with a fair amount of potholes.

Looks like I'm staying away from the Jamis Hudson Series with the rigid fork. There's a cheaper model though (with the same fork obviously), but it has RIM BRAKES... Maybe that'll work?
Especially with disc brakes, thru-axles are preferable, and perhaps very useful at your weight. With that said, I have one bike with discs and qr levers and have had no problems - though I am <170 lbs.

If you do use quick releases, I suggest that you get a good set of internal cam levers such as those offered by Shimano.
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