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I ring in at about 280 lbs (125 kgs). I ride 100 kms/week mostly hard pack, gravel, sand, sand over hard pack. Lost of bumps and pot holes but few roots or large rocks. My riding style is fast and hard. I have an entry level Cannondale with an XXL frame which is sweet as honey. I break spokes on a regular basis. I just threw in the towel on the OEM ...


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The answer depends in large part on what type of riding you will be doing. On the road, are you planning to join local group rides? If so, what pace do they ride? When you say "rough trails", do you mean rocky/rooty singletrack? Or, poorly maintained gravel roads? How much elevation is there in your area? Personally, I would pick a cyclocross bike that ...


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Go for the 1200 CX bike. Reasons for this I would give: You can swap the wheels/tyres on a CX bike and its effectively a road bike. With CX tyres on you can ride the majority of the off-road terrain you'll come across A $400 MTB is unlikely to be very good, unless you find a second hand bargain MTB's are terrible on road I've got a CX bike which I ride ...


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I want a bike that will allow to me ride on the road and on the rough trails I guess we can't be sure what you mean by "rough trails", but if you're talking about what I call "rough trails", a CX bike just isn't going to do it. i don't want the relaxed geometry. I want to go fast. Relaxed geometry and high speed often go together off-road (think ...


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First I would not characterize a $1200 CX as low end. Yes since they are typically sold for race the starting point is around $1200. But overall I would not call that a low end bike. It is going to have solid frame and mid range components. I would take $1200 CX with knobby tires on the trail over $400 mountain. Not going to have a front shock on the ...


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Is the question about non-stop cycling or just riding over several days or weeks? For non-stop cycling it’s less about starvation and more about the maximum power you can get from burning body fat. For the Race Across America the record (without any food restrictions) is 27km/h average over 4860km in 7d 16h. Since stopping and sleeping is allowed (though ...


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This is a difficult question since it partly is reliant upon your excess weight and the speed you are riding. But as a general rule no more than 10 miles before you eat the first time and every five thereafter. You have to keep food in the assembly line because it takes an hour or so to get into your bloodstream and it is slow to spread. So if you start a ...



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