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Old 02-19-06, 09:19 PM
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Big man looking for his first bike

Well hiya everyone, Ive been reading alot lately, and have definatly learned alot in the last week. I know I use to love to cycle, and always did until around 15, than I stoped for some reason. Now Im 21 and weigh in at 411 pounds, 38.7% Bodyfat. So I have already started working on that, but am really looking at cycling to help get me in shape for Uni football and boxing. I guess my question is, alot of these posts are geared towards smaller people, so what should I be looking for for a bike? I plan to use it to commute, as well as some trails up by the conservation. Any suggestions you guys can give me? Price Range is 500-1000$ CAN

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6'2, 411 pounds
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commuting and trails at the conservation
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Old 02-19-06, 09:23 PM
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Welcome back to biking.

The Kona Hoss line is a big guy favorite.
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Old 02-19-06, 09:28 PM
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There are a couple bikes made for big guys. One is the Kona Hoss
http://www.konaworld.com/shopping_ca...9&parentid=253
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No matter what bike you buy, pay particular attention to the wheelset.
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Old 02-19-06, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Namenda
No matter what bike you buy, pay particular attention to the wheelset.

Hmm, what kind of wheels should I be looking into?
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Old 02-19-06, 10:30 PM
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More of a DH/fr wheelset 32 hole 3x up front will be fine, DH/fr wheel on the back 36 hole 4x will hold, but Halo also makes a rear wheel that is 48 hole.
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What do you guys think of Novado bikes?
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Never heard of them. If you found in a department store, its probably no-good.
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