Looking for a Bike for big &Tall Man?????

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  1. big todd

    big todd New Member

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    Hey guys I'm new here and need some advice. I'm not a dye hard bike rider and am just getting started. I am 6 foot 6 inches and pushing 300 lbs. I am fairly active and not super fat just big. I want to get a bike for moderate use. I'd probably ride a couple days a week and more so in the summer. I need something for road use mainly but could also handle some easy to moderate trails. I like Moutain bikes because of the heavier duty tires. Here's the catch though..... I don't want to spend alot of money. I know you get what you pay for but I'm on a tight budget right now. I've looked at the Gary Fisher bikes that run about $420 in the XXL frame.

    :confused: What would everyone suggest? Does anyone have anything used? What should I expect to pay? What inch bike should I go with? I'm new so please be kind to my ignorance... THANKS
     
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  2. portrider

    portrider New Member

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    When I started to ride last year I was 270 pounds. I'm 6' 4". I bought a Gary Fisher Tarpon for about $250 new. I've got about 1500 miles on it now without any problems at all.
     
  3. DecSim

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    Kona (www.konaworld.com) make the Hoss range specifically for big riders. The cheapest new one is the Hoss at $799 so out of your budget but if you see a second hand one then it's really worth a look.

    DecSim (not a kona employee honest)
     
  4. RC2

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    This might be out of your budget range but it also might give you some ideas on what to look for. Leonard Zinn is a big guy and knows how to design and build bikes for big guys. For instance if I was getting a very large frame I'd look for 29" wheels. http://www.zinncycles.com/bikes.aspx?bike=projbig

    Good luck.
     
  5. Hickabod

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    Apparently I'm tall but not big. I'm a little over 6'7" tall, but only 167 pounds (I'm a beanpole). Anyway I recently purchased a Raliegh C40 cross bike and it's very comfortable. No back aches yet.
     
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