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Old 05-06-15, 10:31 AM
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A bike for a 450 lbs ish man

Well like the title says. My weight looks worst than it is, I am also very tall (6'8"), and am active. I can hold my own on a bike at the gym and the elliptical for a solid half hour. Mind you I also had a long fight with major depression for about 2 years, which obviously attributed to my weight gain. I recently moved to a new city where there is a vast trail network and I want to explore more. My doctor says as long as I am not in pain, to go nuts with the exercise. What do you suggest for a bike?
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You list no budget.

Seven Cycles specializes in big and tall. Buddy got him a road bike by them... yes those are 700c wheels.. and I dunno what extra long crankarms. It's like the first bike that finally fits him properly and comfortably for distance.

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Do some reading on these forums.

You might need something like: https://www.zizebikes.com/product/29er-max

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Hey dragokatzov, check out this section in the Bike Forums for the big boys/gals: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg)

As a fellow Clydesdale myself I frequent over there for advice!
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There are few bikes more comfortable to ride than fat tire bikes. And if you're looking to get a good workout, those 4" tires are purpose made. Something like a Surly Pugsley is built like a tank and will take you anywhere you want to go, year round.
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Great that you're getting into cycling. There is a really big guy in town who rides a basic steel MTB quite regularly. But talk to the guys at you're LBS, they should be able to suggest the right type of bike.
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