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Please recommend bike for bigger guy.

Old 04-22-08, 07:40 PM
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Please recommend bike for bigger guy.

I'm 6'3" 265lbs and looking for a decent road bike for less than $1300. Looking for best value for $$$.

I have at least 50lbs to loose so saving a few grams here or there is not as important as quality (sturdy) frame and wheels and good components like Shimano 105's.

I also like larger frames and wheels. I look like a elephant on wheels on some of these newer compact frames.

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Old 04-23-08, 10:09 AM
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Trek 520 - built for loaded touring, easy handling, low gears... about $1300

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2008/road/520/520/

Also, check the Clydesdale (cycling slang for large guys) forum https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...prune=-1&f=248
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Old 04-23-08, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by DiabloScott View Post
Trek 520 - built for loaded touring, easy handling, low gears... about $1300

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/2008/road/520/520/

Also, check the Clydesdale (cycling slang for large guys) forum https://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...prune=-1&f=248
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Good advice from the horses mouth.
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Old 04-23-08, 11:48 AM
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I am a little heavier and bought a new Madone. Don't let the LBS talk you into some big heavy bike claiming that you will destroy it at your weight. I have put many miles on mine and had no problems. I also have a heavier 520 that a different bike shop talked me into. I ride it time to time for old time sake but I much prefer the little rocket Madone. Just buy whatever your budget allows and have fun. I am probably going to catch some SH$@ from some people for it but who cares, My bike, My life My fun!
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Old 04-23-08, 12:36 PM
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I've varied between 215 and 245ish on my Trek 1500 and its still going strong. Stock wheels and all.
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Old 04-23-08, 12:38 PM
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Actually, maybe even give a touring bike a try? I got the one off bikesdirect and with a change of tires and clipless pedals, its a good ride.
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Originally Posted by INSANEDESIGNS View Post
I am a little heavier and bought a new Madone. Don't let the LBS talk you into some big heavy bike claiming that you will destroy it at your weight. I have put many miles on mine and had no problems. I also have a heavier 520 that a different bike shop talked me into. I ride it time to time for old time sake but I much prefer the little rocket Madone. Just buy whatever your budget allows and have fun. I am probably going to catch some SH$@ from some people for it but who cares, My bike, My life My fun!
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265 is not to heavy.
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I agree... With proper tire inflation, and as long as you aren't riding on ultralight wheels, I would be extremely surprised if any roadbike couldn't support someone under 300 pounds. I don't see the issue here - obviously the fork and seatstays of a bike can support well over 300 pounds of force, or we'd all break our bikes every time we bunny-hopped..... your only concern at that weight is tire pressure and having a large number of spokes on your tires.
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Old 04-23-08, 04:22 PM
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At 6'0" and 230, I'm a Clydesdale. I've got 648 miles (as of this morning's commute) on my Specialized Roubaix Comp since I bought it 6 weeks ago. It's a very comfortable ride! I started having some problems with flats, but changing to some Armadillos have made that a thing of the past.
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