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Advise for a new hybrid/mountain bike ( I am a heavy guy)

I am a heavy guy around 150kg looking to get back in to cyclin, getting fit again and socialising with a local riding club. I am looking towards a hybrid bike, but would also consider a mountain bike.

I am looking for recommendations or advice due to my weight, as I am concerned I may be a bit on the heavy side to cycle at the moment.

My ideal budget Is up to £400. However I would go a little higher if needed. Can anyone help with advice on brands to go for or avoid ?

I have looked around and found two bikes I like the look of, once is a Trek Dual Sport 2, and the other being a Giant Escape 3 Disc. Although I am not sure if these are suitable due to my weight.

I hope someone can help.

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  • smethleysmethley Posts: 45
    You'll need to check with the manufactures spec sheet re max weight carrying capacity of bike, which should be clearly stated. You will certainly need MTB style wide tyres (37mm) - because the pressure would have to be way too high on narrow tyres.

    Good luck, I was heavy when I started which is why I know the above. Other tips, if you want any, are use a calorie counting watch (wrist HRM style) and a food calorie counter on your phone. Worked for me.
  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 3,287
    I would've thought a steel or aluminium frame would be able to handle your weight ok but check manufacturer recommendations first. A wheelbuilder should be able to put you a good set of wheels together with 36 spokes and some decent rims that won't break the bank.
  • smethleysmethley Posts: 45
    PS, checking on Giant's website, their MTBs are typically limited to 136kg max rider weight.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,984
    Happened upon the FAQ on Halfords' website (Carrera, Boardman brands) which states 120kg rider Plus 20kg luggage = 140kg as a limit. Guess if you don't push it too hard and dodgy descents you'd be ok.
  • orraloon said:

    Happened upon the FAQ on Halfords' website (Carrera, Boardman brands) which states 120kg rider Plus 20kg luggage = 140kg as a limit. Guess if you don't push it too hard and dodgy descents you'd be ok.

    Thank you for this 😎
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