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Old 07-21-2011, 04:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recommend a fat ass a bike

First off I am 5'11 255lbs and want to get back in shape. I use to ride some and loved it when I did. I would like to find a bike that is around $500-750 that I can either upgrade down the road or trade on something better. I am not really sure where to start looking though and was looking for some tips!
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Old 07-21-2011, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My 6'4 300 pound fatass just bought a Specialized Hardrock Disc 29. I should be able to pick it up tomorrow from the bike shop. Most every company has a bike that will work for you. The Hardrock just get good reviews for its frame strength and that's what sold me. The components are decent for a beginner and are upgradable. Do a little research on the clydesdale bike forums, ride a few at your local shops, and get the one that you like.
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OK thanks for the input
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Stick with a hardtail otherwise everyone will be laughing at you on your new full susser. That, and you'd definitely have to revalve the shock and fork for your weight.

Norco makes kick ass mountain bikes and a lot of really nice heavy duty hardtails for Shore riding. They're pretty cheap too... any fat ass would look pretty pimp on one of them. Norco Sasquatch comes to mind.
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In your price range a hard tail will be the better choice. It is comming up on the end of the season so the deals should be coming out soon. We start our end of the season sale in a week.
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In your price range a hard tail will be the better choice. It is comming up on the end of the season so the deals should be coming out soon. We start our end of the season sale in a week.
Do you happen to have a website for you shop? I am still looking around.
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We do not do internet sales and shipping to NC would kill the savings.
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Thats what i figured, just thought i would ask.
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I'm 6'4" 280lbs. I picked up a Raliegh Mojave 8.0. It a good entry level mountain bike that comes with some good hardware. But I'm still breaking a spoke once in a while. I bailed and bent the handle bars and also bent the seat post. Either throw down the big $ on a nice quality bike or be prepared to upgrade parts as you go. Good luck!
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:30 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Get this.... Okay, just kidding! As suggested go here http://forums.mtbr.com/clydesdales-tall-riders/ and search around...
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