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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 01-31-13, 06:17 PM   #1
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Trek 7100 for 400 pounds?

So, one of our new Clydes lives not far from me, and does not yet have a bike. When I started riding again, I found a good deal on a pair of used Trek 7100s. I thought my wife could ride one of them, but it is too tall, so alas, I have been stuck with a backup bike. The 7100 has a suspension fork (that you cannot lockout), aluminum frame, and 700x35 tires on 36 spoke rims. Quick run down from Bikepedia-

Can it work? and just as importantly, if it is going to fail, what is the weakest link.
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I think it would work fine. Weak point would be the wheels, but they should be fine for a while.
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Cool, I may need to wait till my refund hits, . I'm 32 Inch inseam too I think, more worried about the weight and butt, the seat too, be great if it works out, gotta start somewhere.

Also where are you, I'm over in Edgewater, SE Volusia County

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