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Old 06-23-16, 05:06 PM
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Help get first bike

Age: 27

Weight:275lb from 326lb

Height:5'8

Body: stocky.

Spend : 1600$ would be up there.

Terrain: flat. Florida.

Style: i am loving\hooked on sprinting.


I dont care what type of bike i get as long as it has a drop handle bar.

I dont care abt the weight, because it wont be usefull for me and i just want to get super strong anyways. I train hard everyday doing sprint as hard as i can for a mile and coming back normaly,i do this 4 times. Increasing from around the block which was abt halv a mile once. I love how i feel and how my legs are becoming stronger. After that i just do dead lifts on a tractor tire. I dont want to be super slim, i want to keep my muscles stocky frame. Anyways i am looking at

Surly long haul trucker

Trek 520


I realise i would have to change the cassete to higher ones and the bottom shifter to the trigger badass ones.

This are as of now the ones i am going to check out on my day off before buying. Maybe theres one out there that has everything dunno, just need sturdyness, and able to go atleast 30 miles.

Thx a lot!
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Old 06-23-16, 05:11 PM
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[QUOTE=Kanepashi;18865993]Age: 27

Weight:275lb from 326lb

Height:5'8

Body: stocky.

Spend : 1600$ would be up there.

Terrain: flat. Florida.

Style: i am loving\hooked on sprinting.


I dont care what type of bike i get as long as it has a drop handle bar.

I dont care abt the weight, because it wont be usefull for me and i just want to get super strong anyways. I train hard everyday doing sprint as hard as i can for a mile and coming back normaly,i do this 4 times. Increasing from around the block which was abt halv a mile once. I love how i feel and how my legs are becoming stronger. After that i just do dead lifts on a tractor tire. I dont want to be super slim, i want to keep my muscles stocky frame. Anyways i am looking at

Surly long haul trucker

Trek 520


I realise i would have to change the cassete to higher ones and the bottom shifter to the trigger badass ones.

This are as of now the ones i am going to check out on my day off before buying. Maybe theres one out there that has everything dunno, just need sturdyness, and able to go atleast 30 miles.

Thx a lot![/QUOTE
My bike is a rusty old all terrain steel bike whit normal big tires.

I like going for longgg rides around my city sometimes. My end goal will be to join the riding cyclist that goes around the airport every sunday, i want to destroy them. I am very competitive 😅.
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Old 06-23-16, 07:14 PM
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How about a specialized Allez? You did say sprinting. A Surly LHT is a nice bike but it's more of a tractor.
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Old 06-23-16, 08:37 PM
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Crossbike. Has drop bars but built a bit sturdier for bigger guys. I got a cross bike switched tires and ride like road bike. Love it. Good luck on your journey!!!
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Old 06-24-16, 12:48 AM
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Thx for the replies, ima go check the cyclo cross, yes the specialize allez is cheap and has a nice frame. Just hope i can put a 36 spocks on the rear for my safe mind. I dont want to worry abt going slow for the sake of the bike.
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Old 06-24-16, 06:59 AM
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If you are looking at Surly, then maybe a Pacer would be better suited for your needs.
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Old 06-24-16, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Jarrett2 View Post
If you are looking at Surly, then maybe a Pacer would be better suited for your needs.

The thing is i am going to a normal bike shop, this bike shop sells cannon dale, specialise and releigh. It has a lot of good reviews and they do fitting, which is why i am going to buy one in a shop, and not online. I have short arms which is my worry. I just cant ignore the itch anymore, i tried everysport and quit in a month, this one i been doing it for 4 months straight. Its all i think about. I finally have something cool to talk about. I am joining a team of cyclist just foujd their club names. Freaking 60 ppl so awesome.
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Old 06-24-16, 07:40 AM
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275lbs and love sprinting? Get a road bike. Specialized, Cannondale and Raliegh make them, so go take some test rides at your LBS and find one you like.

Be aware that you may have to save some money to spend on upgraded wheels, at 275lbs that will be your biggest issue with a road bike.
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Old 06-24-16, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by dr_lha View Post
275lbs and love sprinting? Get a road bike. Specialized, Cannondale and Raliegh make them, so go take some test rides at your LBS and find one you like.

Be aware that you may have to save some money to spend on upgraded wheels, at 275lbs that will be your biggest issue with a road bike.
Yes sir! Thats what i gather out of all the info i read. Its all about the back wheel i honestly got 2k$ saved during the year. I was judt hoping i could get a bike for 1500$ thats durable and can take when i go down the pedal. Thats the problem i got whit my steel rusty one, i go to youtube check videos, they say to sprint for 10sec all you can from a dead stop, then break. The problem whit that my bike skips when i try to go hard. Therefore, what i do is just get speed first then go even faster, until am burned out, rest repeat. Anyways ya i just overdo things, it started whit a regular ride whit old bikes my uncle found. I was amaze that they didn't broke, i previously bought 2 bikes from walmart and they broke on me, especialy the handle bars, so i just stoped. Till that day, me and my brother decided to ride i was hooked, it didnt broke nothing. I put my headphones and went. Slowly i started doing more and more, now i have so much energy i am blazing through my job, its an amazing feeling.

Anyways babling to much, most durable bike so far may even go for the cannondale synapse that cost 900$ or one whit bigger tires than 700 23 which i belive are the super skinny tires.
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Old 06-24-16, 09:22 AM
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What abt cannondale caad says ot holds 280lbs, so would just need to worry abt the back wheels.
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Old 06-24-16, 09:45 AM
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You really need to look at some cyclocross bikes. A cyclocross is a race where some of the course is off road and some is on road. They have heavier wheels and wider tires for the off road portion but have drop bars so one can get into a aggressive wind cheating position.
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Old 06-24-16, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by jethro56 View Post
You really need to look at some cyclocross bikes. A cyclocross is a race where some of the course is off road and some is on road. They have heavier wheels and wider tires for the off road portion but have drop bars so one can get into a aggressive wind cheating position.
Love the family guy evil monkey.

Anyways i live in lehigh acres where the trails here are sandy, not solid at all. I just want to be whit the roadies grp that goes every sunday to ride, you be part of something. Theres no cyclocross events here, sadly. On the other hand ill look if one of them got the road bike casete o 50/34 i belive if it does ill get one for sure thx for the replies all.
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Originally Posted by Kanepashi View Post
What abt cannondale caad says ot holds 280lbs, so would just need to worry abt the back wheels.
My Supersix EVO has straight pull spokes in the RS11 wheels, they seem bulletproof so far :-)....but I'm not 275lbs though.

My Fuji 1.5 I started riding it at 240lbs maybe ?? You will find most disk brake bikes come with 32 spoke wheels, which may be totally fine if you have the shop go over them and even up the spoke tension.

One of the MOST fun things I do on a ride is work into a KILLER wind away from home, then make a turn, and another turn....feel that insufferable SWELTER of the wind at my back....and stand and wind up to 20+ MPH as fast as I can, then try to KEEP 20 plus over some small rolling hills :-). Every stop sign that demands a stop the fun winding back up 20+ starts over. Not nearly as fun with a 10+ MPH wind in your face :-).

I hit 32MPH the other day on the down hill part of one of those rolling hill sections :-). Fun Fun Fun :-).

You can honestly find a bike I get with 32 spoke disk brake wheels and ride the hades out of it, build a new rear wheel if you have to.

I think bigger tires are a little easier on wheels, 25mm or 28mm but that is just an opinion and worth the $.02 you paid :-).

You may find something sitting around that is a couple model years old too, my Supersix was a 2014 and has ten speed 105...most folks looked right past it at 11 speed stuff that is DI ready with internal cable routing, but I like it MORE every time I get on it :-).

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My cannondale caadx cross bike is good for 330lbs just checked. Crossbikes are the bees knees
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Gege didnt knew diskbreaks wheels had 32 as minimum thats pretty cool.
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Originally Posted by Kanepashi View Post
Age: 27

Weight:275lb from 326lb
Whatever you get, CONGRATS ON THAT WEIGHT LOSS!!!
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