Larger riders

Paul 8v
Paul 8v Posts: 5,458
edited February 2010 in MTB general
One of my friends is looking into getting a bike and I know there are loads of threads on here about bike choices for larger riders, I am it appears, rubbish at the search button and have been trying to find them for 15 minutes! Can anyone point me to the right threads?



  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    Kona Hoss? How large is he, and what riding is he into?
  • a900ss
    a900ss Posts: 91
    What's large?

    I was 17 1/2 stone when I got my Rockhopper a few weeks ago.

    It was fine for my weight but having said that, now I'm riding, the weight is melting off me!!! :lol:
    2010 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    2010 Trek 1.5 Compact
    Now to diet, get fit and lose at least 3 stone!!! (2 of the 3 stone now lost...)

    Diet started 1/1/2010
  • Paul 8v
    Paul 8v Posts: 5,458
    I've not asked him his exact weight but he's well over 20 I would think, he wants it mainly to commute with but also a bit of light off road riding like tow paths, the sea wall etc.
    He likes the look of the Marin Novato ... ?&id=11799

    but I can't help thinking it might be a bit pants for any off road riding and the tyres are pretty thin. I was thinking more along the lines of a Hoss like supersonic said with semi slicks.
    I know there was a uy on here who has got a big thread about losing weight and what bikes and cmponents are best etc, I just can't seem to find it anywhere!