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Old 05-30-18, 12:55 PM
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I am an adult male looking to purchase a bike to cycle around town and park trails. I am 265 lbs and 6'2" Tall can anyone recommend the type of frame and wheel size i should be looking for ? it would just be recreational riding an hr or two a day Thank you in advance J
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Old 05-30-18, 03:00 PM
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Just go to the local bike shop tell them how much you can afford and let them show you a few options. Ride a few of them before purchasing and see what feels right. Stay away from the Walmart junk if you are planning on using the bike very long.
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Old 05-30-18, 08:00 PM
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58 to 62 cm frame carbon fork
58 to 60 reach
drop bar
cross or gravel style
28 to 48 cm wide tires
7 to 10 speed
compact double
48 to 50 top chain ring
34 to 36 low ring
mavic askium wheels or better. Maybe cxp
Cat eye or better removable lights
diy saddle mounted mud guard or better
Good luck on saddle choice
Carbon or high quality metal seat post
spd speed play or road peddels
two pairs of shoes for cold and hot weather
Full rain suit and plastic bags for your feet
motorcycle or skydyving goggles
Helmet of choice
Multiple pairs of gloves
Duffle bag back pack
Flat kit tubes mini pump hex key tool chain tool
Soft wire lock and hard frame lock
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Old 05-30-18, 08:55 PM
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Don't know what you're looking to spend, but having been there-done that before moving on up, I can recommend these two based on my experience...

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/escape-1-disc

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...-disc/p/21572/

Two great bikes that give you a lot of bang for your buck.

Good luck and good riding!
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I’d check out the Breezer Doppler and Radar adventure bikes. Very well made steel bikes that also come in more upright versions if you find that’s your preference. The Jamis Coda is another steel bike that comes in different versions.
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Trek FX Line

I hate Trek for obvious reasons. Their products are also way overpriced versus competing Asian generics. But...

The OP should go to a Trek dealer and look at the FX line. The 3 series is entry level and perfectly adequate. He should look at the XL size. The 3 Disc is a step up. The Sport models are nicer, still, if you have $1800 to blow on a hybrid...
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Given your size and entry/mid level purchase, plan on having occasional wheel issues until you run out the warranty and get a different bike or upgrade the wheels.
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Originally Posted by Lpooljeff View Post
I am an adult male looking to purchase a bike to cycle around town and park trails. I am 265 lbs and 6'2" Tall can anyone recommend the type of frame and wheel size i should be looking for ? it would just be recreational riding an hr or two a day Thank you in advance J
Iíd check out the Breezer Doppler and Radar adventure bikes. These are well made steel bikes that also come in a version for upright cycling if you find thatís your preference. The Jamis Coda hybrid is another steel bike that comes in different versions.
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Old 05-31-18, 09:14 AM
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I'd go steal or alum frame with 26" wheels something like an older mountain bike without any suspension. Preferably used. 26" wheels better built for weight. As you ride more and slim down no telling which type of bike you may want to really get into so no use buying a new bike yet. Old hardtail MTB can be set up for road or trails by just changing tires to different treads or width.
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Old 05-31-18, 09:45 AM
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Being north of 260 # I opted for a Trek Verve 2 (for riding upright). After a year's riding (about 2300 mi.) and changing to more durable Wheelmaster Weinman Zac 19 wheels, I decided I wanted a bike with drop bars.

I opted for a touring model for the steel frame, which is designed to take the weight. A Trek 520 or a Novara Randonee (now REI Co Op ADV 1.1) or a Bianchi Volpe were my top choices, I ended up with the Novara Randonee. I have about 6000 mi. on it and after an initial spoke tension calibration upon purchase, the wheels do not even need truing (Mavic 319s). Extremely happy with it. My only gripe is that I would have preferred brifters (the Bianchi Volpe).

You can also choose any endurance or gravel 29er bike. The only catch is that they don't have a triple front chainring. I like my 26F-34R granny gear combination. I can haul my heavy carcass up 14% slopes with the thing.

Good luck. Let us know what you decided.
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