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A mountain bike is not going to be inherently stronger. If anything a larger frame triangle is stronger. On a mountain bike you have a long seat post that is a point of failure. I don't recall seeing weight limits posted for bikes. Consider a touring bike as they are designed to handle a load. Or an expedition bike. I would go with a high quality ...


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Firstly I want to congratulate you on your resolve. Yours is twice the weight (90 kg x 2) of a normal heavy rider. I see that bike you mentioned is a very cheap bike. For your safety DON'T!!!!. I can recommend that you do a LOT of searching online about bikes for heavy people, find examples that have worked for people at or above your specific size and ...


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178kg would put significant strain on most off the shelf bicycles. Most critical parts would be wheels, bottom bracket, crank set, and suspension if any. I would suggest that you go to your local bike shop and have custom assembled bicycle for you with: wheels 26" with at least 36 spokes, best quality double walled rims, best quality spokes and good wheel ...


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I once had this happen before by combining inexpensive saddle bags combined with a inexpensive rack. The bags were not stiff enough for things like groceries and the rack provided no support to keep the saddle bags from twisting. With the heavy weight the bags simply twist into the spokes while riding. I now use higher quality expedition style panniers ...


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I have a 2013 Trek X Cal and also a 2015 Trek Remedy 9 29er. I'm 6'2", and when I started biking about 8 months ago I weighed 321lbs, now after over a 1000 miles of mountain biking I'm a trimmed down 255lbs. I believe the Treks are also rated at 300 lbs and I have had no problems with either bike. I've also never felt that either frame or rims were being ...



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