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"Safe Weight" for road bike?

Old 07-17-07, 09:38 AM
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In the manual for my 0.9 Kg Scott CF frame it states that the total weight, bike + rider should be no more than 110Kg = 242lbs. So for some frame and materials there is a weight limit, I would check with the Mfg.
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Originally Posted by stonecrd
In the manual for my 0.9 Kg Scott CF frame it states that the total weight, bike + rider should be no more than 110Kg = 242lbs. So for some frame and materials there is a weight limit, I would check with the Mfg.
Yes, but that's for CF. Steel is going to have a ridiculously high weight limit.....probably so high it won't even be stated.
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I ride a Lemond Tourmalet (steel) with 24 spoke Rolf Vector wheels without problem, and I weigh 285lbs. I think you can go low spoke count (if you want), as long as you use decent quality wheels.
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Originally Posted by markhr
disagree strongly on the weight/spoke count - 95kg riding 32hole

agree strongly on cyclocross - if it isn't a disc brake equipped cyclo-cross bike then...

disagree strongly on the braking - canti, caliper, rim brakes suck - get disc brakes

agree on the tire choices - more options with cyclo-cross bikes so you have a road/path/trail/off-road bike in one

disagree with steel - I went for beefy aluminIum because of rust issues in the UK
Hmm... I'm 315lbs and have been going downhill at 35+mph and had to make an emergency stop on my 25lb CrossCheck with canti's and it worked just fine.

You don't need disc brakes to stop a big guy. You just need good brakes to stop a big guy.
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