- What £800 bike for a big bugger?
A colleague of mine wants to get back into biking to get fit.
He is 6 foot and about 16 1/2 stone.
He wants a hardtail that will take his considerable girth and weight and can be bought through Cycle to Work.
He used to have a Kona Hoss but they don’t do those clydesdale bikes anymore…any ideas please?
TaPosted 5 years agoandylMember
I would have said one of these but out of stock: http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/FBOOINX529/on_one_inbred_x5_29er_bike
Frames are in stock and the scandal 29er build is £799 so see if they will do an inbred build (or get a scandal?)Posted 5 years agobuck53Subscriber
He doesn’t need a Clyde bike, any reasonable quality hardtail will shrug his weight off. Speaking as a big’un myself, I rode an entry level bike for two years without any weight related issues and I was quite a bit heavier than your friend through that time.
Issues most likely to crop up with a square taper bb, cheap spokes/rims and possibly fork if it runs coils, but I’d let him have at it and fix problems if and when they come up.Posted 5 years ago
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