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Originally Posted by aquafina View Post
Hi everyone. I am new here and I am sorry if this has been asked before. I went through some posts in this forum & r*ddit to find a bicycle that suit my needs and I got confused. My primary goal is to reduce weight and I stay in Toronto. I would be riding the bicycle 80% in roads & pavements and 20% in trails. My budget is around 2000 CAD and I would like to buy a new bicycle if possible.

After going through the posts in this forum and r*ddit, I saw many people recommending Trek 520 Disc, Cannondale Trail 7, and Trek 1120( fat bike). I was interested in Specialized Allez Elite and Sport but many people mentioned Specialized bikes are high maintenance. Suggest me something that would let me ride in a upright, relaxed posture in roads for longer distances. I would like to ride more with increase in my stamina. Also suggest me if I need to make any changes to stock saddle to make it comfortable.

Also, I have one question off topic. I rode bicycles till I was 18 years but all the bicycles I rode were gearless. Is it going to be a problem to ride geared bicycles now? I rode geared motorbikes for many years but not bicycles. Thanks and cheers in advance.
Started riding this bike at 350 lbs. 5 months ago, no wheel/spoke issues whatsoever thus far.
Able to put a foot down on the pavement while seated (a very secure feeling) and still get proper leg extension while pedaling.
Comfortable upright position, maintaining lower back Lodorsis. (Which is a great thing if you have back issues.)
Hills can be challenging (but fun) due to gearing, but mainly my weight.
Swap out the tires to the Kenda's so you can go seamlessly from pavement to trails.
Comes in "Tall" size as well.


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