Looking for something suitable for heavy rider
CON3 Posts: 10
edited July 2018 in MTB beginners
Hey guys and gals, I'm hoping all you lovely people could share some of your infinite wisdom and guide me in to buying the right mtb. I'm 6ft1 and weighing in on a hefty 25st/350lbs and wish to start losing weight. I have had a bit of a research and struggling to get anything concrete and weight limits on shocks and wheel sizes. I have seen the brand rockshox come up a lot when people have said heavy riders but they are only talking about 250lbs/18st. I think I need coils rather than air as I think I am more likely to pop seals on the air. With wheel sizes 27.5inch I think would be stronger than 29inch. Also not too sure on the tire width as only seen around 2.25inch on stuff. I have got around £500 to spend and could really need guidance as don't want to buy something that would always be locked out and break on me for when I take it on a trail or what ever. The bike I have looked towards is something like the Marlin 7 (2018) from Evans cycles, which have RockShox XC 30 coils.
You would be better off getting something pre-loved. Your money will buy you a stronger and better quality bike.
Cycling is not the best way to lose weight. I would look at diet and walking to start.
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Thanks for the concern about the losing weight however its not just cycling I'll be just doing.
I found the fastest way to lose weight is cut out most junk food, processed food, sugary drinks and snacks. Then just eat what you want and don’t go hungry as you need energy for cycling and everything else.
Yeah I mainly get the calories in liquid form so I know I need to start drinking healthier