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Questions tagged [clydesdale]

Clydesdale (and its female equivalent Athena) refer to riders who are built more sturdily than the average rider.

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Heavier riders on bike trainers?

I'm 300-350 pounds (136-158 kg). Is this too heavy for trainers such as a Tacx Neo or Wahoo Kickr? Their specifications say 250-275 pounds, so I'm interested in options for heavier riders.
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I am a big guy who wants to buy a race bike

I am new to this site and I would really appreciate any thought on this. I am 32 years old male. I used to be in good shape most of my life. my weight fluctuated between 180 to 220 lbs. three years ...
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Is there a weight limit for my mountain bike (Mongoose 29” excursion)?

I have a Mongoose 29" Excursion Mountain bike. I'm 310 lbs. Is their a weight limit for this bike?
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Ultra durable MTB for heavyweight rider (370lbs)?

Some might remember me from this post. So basically after finding a fix for my dutch bike I was riding around London I now actually moved back to Germany. To the countryside to be exact and to the ...
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What would be a good style of bike for Big Guys

I am in need of help on purchasing a bike for a Big Guy. I am 6 foot and 365 pounds (that's 183 centimetres and 166 kilograms). I am trying to better my health and want to get more active by riding a ...
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Weight limit for my bicycle

i bought my mountain bike litterally an hour ago but i feel im a bit to heavy for the bicycle. I weigh 120kg (backpack weight included). Its a Avalanche Reflex 29er 2018 model with a size 20 frame. Am ...
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Can I upgrade a Norco Yorkville for a 260 pound rider plus cargo?

Hello I have a 2017 Norco Yorkville. I was breaking rear spokes so bought a better rim with tougher spokes. Now my suspension seat post is wobbling. What else can I upgrade on the bike for a 300 pound ...
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Using tandem bike wheel on regular bike

I have an Avanti Giro F2 (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/avanti-giro-f-2-2016/) currently. Im quite a heavy rider at 140kg and wanted to look at strong wheel replacements for the stocks. I've seen some ...
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Setup for heavy rider and DB 29" overdrive

As a heavy rider (~135kg 300lbs), I got a Diamondback Overdrive 29" bike to help me lose weight. After riding a few times with my family, my rear wheel keeps deflating/bursting. I have read previous ...
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Could I have deformed the wheel of my new bike by being too heavy?

I bought a new hybrid bike (Saracen urban X2) and after two days, the rim of rear wheels got trouble. The shape of the wheel slightly changed from circle to earth like shape. A very little but I can ...
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Heavy Rider (300lb+) - Please recommend a 26" tyre to avoid tyre pinch

I ride a hybrid on 26" rims currently fitted with hybrid tires. As I am 300lbs+ the rear tire runs permanently deformed/flat and the rims ride over the rubber causing tire pinch. Can anyone ...
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Super Heavyweight Biker keeps destroying Dutch bikes

So I've had two Dutch style bikes and I keep breaking the spokes on them. The last time I had a custom wheel built using good components by a well known shop here (sapim and mavic components)... the ...
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What should I look for in a new front wheel for my heavy body?

I broke my second front wheel last night when I hit a dip that rose too quickly on the far side. The wheel didn't get a chance to redirect the force upward before all my weight went behind it. I'm a ...
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Does weight and climbing cause strain on bike?

I‘m a heavy (260 pound) male rider using my 2011 NORCO 24 gear hybrid to commute to and from work. It’s a 6 mile trip each way with a +450 foot climb in the last 2-3 miles coming home. The ride is all ...
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How to find a mountain bike that can handle a heavier (250-260lbs) rider?

I am a 44 year old man that is very heavy (250–260lbs(113-118kg)) and I am looking to buy my first mountain bike to do some riding on the weekend to burn off some of this fat I have.
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How to select an inexpensive road bike for a heavier rider?

I want to start riding a bike from home to work so I need to buy a bike. I don't want to spend a lot on the bike and also I'm not interested in bikes that Target and Walmart sells. I want something ...