Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

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.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-02-14, 09:55 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
picked up a Giant Manitou today for next to nothing

It needs a new rear tire, so while I am at it I figured I'd askfor recommendations of some other upgrades that make sense. I have some cash I can invest to let me know your suggestions. My plan is to use it to put some miles on and get better at my fitness.
metz33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-14, 04:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
chriskmurray's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Colorado Springs
Bikes: Borealis Echo, Ground Up Designs Ti Cross bike, Xtracycle, GT mod trials bike, pixie race machine
Posts: 1,131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Your best bet is to ride it a bit after replacing the tire and decide from there. If you feel there is an issue with the shifting spend the money to fix that, if the brakes are not to your liking you can invest the money there, etc.

Generally the first things people change out are the contact points like grips, saddle, pedals for something that suits them best.
chriskmurray is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:49 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.