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kilo tt and 200-225lb. rider?

Old 07-01-08, 10:00 PM
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kilo tt and 200-225lb. rider?

Is weighing 200-225lbs and riding a 50cm kilo tt ok? Just want to know since I've heard of 190#ers bending the kilo rims (not so sure if this was from normal riding or not).

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Originally Posted by comptechgsr View Post
Is weighing 200-225lbs and riding a 50cm kilo tt ok? Just want to know since I've heard of 190#ers bending the kilo rims (not so sure if this was from normal riding or not).

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You might bend rims on impact, but in general, unless you're very strong, you put less stress on a frame/components from being heavy than strong (at least according to the clyde forum). Get the wheels tensioned properly after you buy the bike before you ride it.
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Old 07-01-08, 10:34 PM
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Considering you'll be saving a couple hundred bucks by not buying a budget bike in the $600 range, you could invest in a nice (strong) wheelset.
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definitely could, but my homey isnt trying to spend over $400...so i just want to see if it will work. I dont want him to get the kilo if it'll crunch out =/....
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is 200lbs really that much? I would hope a bike could take that....what weight are they supposed to be able to hold?
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200-225 on a 50cm frame makes for a thick man, but the rims are only concerned with the weight, and 200+ pounds isn't all that heavy.
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I weigh 240 and although I do not ride a Kilo TT, me and my track bike are best buddies. I put that thing through hell (on the streets of Honolulu no less, hey supercub, which are pretty horrible) and it's never given me any lip service.

Been riding it all year and only ever popped one single tube, and that was from doing a lame half-tarded bunnyhop thing right onto the corner of a crub. Haven't had the wheels trued or tensioned either, they are super strong and super straight. Love it.
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Originally Posted by supercub View Post
200-225 on a 50cm frame makes for a thick man, but the rims are only concerned with the weight, and 200+ pounds isn't all that heavy.
ahhh...skipped over that 50cm part


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supercub, what are your wheels?

thanks guys for the info,
much love to my big-boned-ded trackstars =)
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do you fluctuate 25 pounds on a regular basis? that is astounding.
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depends if im carrying the heat.

hahahaha
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Thats alot of weaponry to make up a 25lb difference.
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i feel like if you're a 50cm frame rider and weigh 225, you shouldn't worry too much because you probably won't stick around 225lbs for long if you actually ride your bike long enough to bend a wheel from weight...
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