Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Fuji Sunfire For 330 Lb Person?

    Would a Fuji Sunfire be suitable for someone who weighed about 300 lbs and with a rack and pannier setup carrying an additional 40 lbs?

  2. #2
    > /dev/null 2&>1
    Reputation: Procter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012

    Re: Fuji Sunfire For 330 Lb Person?

    What kind of riding? So, this is an entry hybrid to begin with, for a 180-220 lb rider, probably not suitable for anything outside of gentle fire road.

    As a 330# rider, you're really going to push the limits of this bike very quickly if you plan to do moderate trail riding. Even then, the miles will wear on this bike.

    Things you may encounter:
    Tires: you will want more aggressive, knobbier tires right away

    Wheels: trouble keeping them true and broken spokes

    Braking: rim brakes will fade and won't slow you on moderate mountain descents

    Frame: don't take it off any drops

    Drive train: this is a bottom of the line, entry level drive train, miles may wear on it - bearings, chain, derailleur pulleys etc will wear quickly

    Assuming you want to do at least moderate mountain biking, recommend you get a beefy AL hard tail frame with at least shimano SLX or Sram x9 component set, with a stout set of all mountain wheels like an Easton haven, stans flow ex, or Mavic crossmax sx, and a 34mm stanchion fork with a tapered steerer and at least a 15mm thru axle.

    Check with the clydesdale forum for frame recommendations.

    Hope that helps.

Similar Threads

  1. Does this make me a bad person?
    By Bro in forum Off Camber (off topic)
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 06-08-2017, 03:19 PM
  2. Word of warning in regards to Sunfire rear rack / 29'er MTBs
    By RandomGuyOnABike in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-06-2013, 03:58 PM
  3. To the person or persons...
    By HitmenOnlyInc in forum Colorado - Front Range
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-18-2012, 01:24 PM
  4. Does Anybody Know This Person?
    By norton55 in forum California - Norcal
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-10-2011, 06:53 PM
  5. Which bike Fuji Mt Fuji Pro vs Access 9.7 29er?
    By Bbc84 in forum Beginner's Corner
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-06-2011, 11:11 AM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts



VISIT US AT and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation

(C) Copyright 1996-2018. All Rights Reserved.