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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 05-06-09, 11:13 AM   #1
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Complete n00b here...

Hey folks,

I'm a pretty big guy. 6'2" and a bit shy of 400lbs... Yup, i know!!!

Anyways, my buddy keeps bugging me to come biking with him, cuz he knows i'd enjoy it, and to be honest, I know I would too... Problem is there are no decent bike shops anywhere even close to where I live and I haven't a clue what to buy. I've searched the net for ideas, but keep getting different answers, so I thought i'd come here for the definitive!

Is there a bike out there for me? And if so, what is it?

Sorry if there's a "How to buy a bike for fat folks" guide somewhere and i've missed it, but I'm sure you folks will be loving in your reply!!!

Thanks in advance!
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Originally Posted by eightlab View Post

What's an über clyde?
A larger clyde. Clydesdale is a fairsized category, going from 200 pounds to infinity, and requirements for a 300+ pound clyde and a 205 pound clyde will be somewhat different. I'm not sure there's a proper delineation or anything.
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