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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 08-01-13, 01:45 PM   #1
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Greetings! I've recently picked up cycling to drop a little (lot) of unwanted weight. I stumbled across this site and quickly became addicted, spending hours reading old forums. Thought I'd join and get my foot in the door. I am currently riding an old 29er mountain bike, and logging around 50-60 miles a week. While this bike gets the job done, the large low pressure tires seem to add a lot of unnecessary effort. I am in the market for a nice hybrid or possibly a beefy road bike. Being 6'4" and a little over 300 lbs has always made me skeptical of those skinny road tires. Anyway, any tips or suggestions on how to become a more serious cyclists are greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-01-13, 01:55 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome. I started on a hybrid (Trek 7300) and switched to a roadie about two years ago. Don;t be too scared of the skinny tires. If you have the right rear wheel, the tires a usually OK.
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Welcome! There are a great group of people here! Always willing to help. Check out the 50+ group also, just don't expect them to be slow!
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I have often regretted not going when I could have!

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